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The Faculty Development Program provides grants of $500 per year to support interdisciplinary study groups for faculty who wish to meet on a regular basis to read and discuss scholarship of mutual interest and support one another's work.  Contact the Program Associate for Faculty Development at 408-554-4408, email for assistance., or Eileen Razzari Elrod, x4136.

Here are a number of faculty groups on campus that provide opportunities for shared dialogue, support, and mentorship.   


Shut Up and Write is not a writing feedback group, nor do we exchange work or perform critiques. It is merely an appointment to keep. You need to do some writing but have trouble fitting it in between other more pressing demands on your time (meetings! classes! office hours! students who can't make your office hours or drop in to chat!). Shut Up and Write is your excuse. When students clamor for your attention or your chair wants to talk about the paperclip budget it will have to wait because you're on your way to your Shut Up and Write meeting.

For more information on how to join the mailing/calendaring list for this group, contact Amy Lueck.

The purpose of the African American Facutly Network at SCU (making itself official in Fall 2017) is to provide a welcomeing space of support, networking, mentoring/co-mentoring and advocacy for all SCU faculty of African descent. For more information, please contact Brett Solomon x4672. 

Founded in 2007, the Latina/o Faculty Group was established to provide support and mentoring for Latina/o faculty in their professional careers and to foster a welcoming and friendly environment for Latina/o faculty on campus. It also serves as a resource for the university in its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive community.
For more information, contact Anna Sampaio or Pedro Hernandez-Ramos

SCU LGBTQ Faculty Group provides information, support and mentoring for LGBTQ Faculty. We also serve as a resource for the university in its efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive community. Questions? Contact Sonja Mackenzie at

Santa Clara University’s Women of Color Network welcomes all women of color: faculty, staff and students. The mission of the network is to empower and support members of the network and to provide education and awareness to the campus community.  The network is a collaborative effort of the Office for Multicultural Learning, Faculty Development and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Contact Brett Solomon x4692

The Women Faculty Group (WFG), which has flourished for more than twenty years, includes women faculty from departments throughout the campus community. The WFG meets to discuss topics of interest to women faculty, including issues relevant to their professional and personal lives, the University community, and work-life balance. The WFG has been instrumental in creating programs and policies that provide professional and personal support for all Santa Clara faculty. All women faculty are welcome to join this group of energetic and creative women.  For further information please contact Laura Ellingson at

The Ignatian Faculty Forum (IFF) is a gathering of faculty leaders who meet once a month to explore how the Ignatian-Catholic tradition can inform the life of the scholar-teacher. Through shared dialogue focused on personal and professional challenges, participants from diverse departments and disciplines create a small circle of trust and support for shared discernment. IFF seeks to form a cadre of emergent leaders steeped in the wisdom of the Ignatian tradition, prepared to carry forward Santa Clara’s mission and values. The Forum is sponsored by the Bannan Institute within the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Participation is by invitation from the Provost and Director of the Center. For further information, contact the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education (408-554-6917).