Professional Resources

Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the Pitzer College and Claremont College Consortial curricular and professional development resources.

Learning and professional development are life-long endeavors. The Office of the Dean of Faculty is here to support your professional goals. Below are some of the resources available, without cost, to faculty at Pitzer College. We will also support your participation in other professional development programs on a case-by-case basis.

If you have suggested edits or additions to this list, please contact the Dean of Faculty’s Office at [email protected].

Pitzer Resources

Community Engagement Faculty Network
The Community Engagement Faculty Network was created in the Fall of 2009 (with the support of the Teaching and Learning Network) with the purpose to find ways for faculty members to better support one another in their community engagement efforts.

Faculty-In-Residence Program
The Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) Program integrates two selected faculty members and their families into the residence halls, where they live and interact with students, and implement educational, social, and cultural programs. Faculty-in-Residence normally serve a two-year term. This program is overseen by the Office of Student Affairs and Office of Residence Life and Summer Programs, which solicits applications from Pitzer faculty when openings are available.

For more information, contact the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Conference Services.

Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance
The USC Race and Equity Center collaborates with institutions across the nation to empower faculty and staff members to strategically develop and achieve equity goals through climate studies, high quality learning experiences, substantive partnerships and workshops built to improve racial literacy on campuses.

The goal of these partnerships is to assess students learning from an equity standpoint and to advance racial equity at their colleges and universities.

National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Select Institution, “Pitzer College” and use your Pitzer email address and credentials to create your personal account.

Melvin Oliver Racial Justice Initiative
In an effort to support productive discussion, analysis, and activism, President Melvin Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative provides funds for three primary prongs: curricular transformation, co-curricular transformation, and structural transformation.  See also the Curricular Transformation funding opportunities.

Scholar-In-Residence Program

The Scholar-in-Residence Program provides course release from committee work and a reduced teaching load for one semester to allow a faculty member to work on his or her research. The faculty member is expected to offer a seminar-style course centered on his or her research during the semester of the award. The call for proposals is sent out to the faculty in late fall. Scholar-in-Residence positions are awarded per academic year, and as such, the program is competitive.

For eligibility and details, view Section V.R.2. in the Faculty Handbook.


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Consortial Resources

Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The mission of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to support faculty in their pursuit of teaching excellence so as to promote the intellectual and personal growth of all students at The Claremont Colleges.

Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration and The Claremont Faculty Leadership Program (CFLP)

The Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration works to develop and maintain effective, efficient, sustainable, and enduring cross-campus academic collaborations among The Claremont Colleges. The Claremont Faculty Leadership Program (CFLP) is sponsored by the 7C Academic Deans Committee (ADC), supported by the Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration (OCAC), and organized by Campus Liaisons at each of the 7Cs. The CFLP Inaugural Conference samples some of the sessions held.

Claremont College Professional Development Network (PDN)

The Claremont Colleges Mentoring Program creates a framework to implement a holistic, multi-dimensional-based mentoring program that fosters a culture that cultivates and celebrates mentoring relationships across our community. The mentoring and collaborative program will contribute to the colleges’ commitment to racial equity, inclusion, and retention and will utilize the resources of our 7 colleges. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD provides on-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support needed to be successful in the Academy. We focus on four key areas that help achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus: strategic planning, explosive productivity, healthy relationships, and work-life balance. 

The Claremont Colleges Library Instruction

The Claremont Colleges Library demonstrates its commitment to empowering confident, critical, and creative information users and producers through the promotion of information literacy – the ability to locate, evaluate, use, and produce information effectively by working in partnership with teaching faculty, departments, and programs in all seven Claremont Colleges.


The HIVE helps students increase their creative capacity and practice collaboration across differences. Partnering with faculty, the Hive provides learning experiences that move students through ambiguous real-world challenges toward creative solutions. The Hive provides a space to experiment and play and fosters collaboration by bringing people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives together.