Office for Faculty Development

Service, Mentoring & Leadership


There are many forms of service that faculty provide to their departments, colleges and the university.

Department and College Personnel Committees

Since faculty have primary responsibility in the area of personnel matters, one of the roles you might serve as is member or chair of a personnel committee for either your department or college. We have collected and created some resources that will be helpful.


OFD will work with faculty to create and plan mentoring networks and partnerships. Contact our office for more information.


Many faculty serve as Department Chairs, Deans, Associate Deans and in other leadership roles at the university. 

Jean Rhodes

Teaching, Research, and Service

Professor Jean Rhodes is the research director of the UMass Boston/MENTOR Research Alliance. Our professors teach and conduct major research. Read More 

Giving to UMass Boston

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