One of the University of Arizona’s distinctive strengths is advancing Inclusive Excellence via equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion as outlined in the University of Arizona’s Purpose and Values. It is a time for action on equity and diverse representation. Faculty Affairs honors that commitment by recognizing the Indigenous lands on which we are privileged to teach and learn, those of the Tohono O’odham and the Pascua Yaqui. We honor the responsibility of being both a Land Grant Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving are greatly enhanced in a diverse and inclusive academic community. In Faculty Affairs we create, develop, and support institutional structures that lead to programs, resources, and services to cultivate faculty promotion and success in their scholarship, teaching, and service. We are actively engaged in partnership with leaders across campus to build affirming and inclusive systems for faculty advancement (see McNair, Benismon, & Malcolm-Piqueux, 2020).