Duke is a founding member of the Ivy+ Faculty Advancement Network (FAN), a consortium of national research universities that collaborate to advance diversity and inclusion in the American professoriate.

Events in the FAN Inclusive Leadership Workshops series are open to all Duke faculty.

Upcoming Workshops

The Prepared Faculty Leader: A Conversation with UPenn's John Jackson and Erika James

Tuesday, January 23, 12 - 1 p.m.

This session features University of Pennsylvania Provost John L. Jackson, Jr. in conversation with Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School, about advice for faculty in leadership roles. Building on Dean James’ recent book (co-authored with Lynn Perry Wooten, President of Simmons University), The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before (Wharton School Press), the session will offer tools and frameworks that faculty leaders can use to address, and learn from, crises.


John L. Jackson, Jr., Provost (University of Pennsylvania); Erika H. James, Dean of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)

Teaching Excellence and Free Expression (Ivy+ FAN)

Thursday, February 15, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

From time to time, a professor or a student group exercises their right to free expression in ways that roil the campus. Questions emerge about the climate of inclusion and about how far is too far with regards to our freedoms. How might we clarify university guidelines on free expression and the classroom environment as well as the university's mission to engage in dynamic, inclusive teaching? What tools do we have to utilize free expression in the service of excellent teaching? How might controversial topics be taught in ways that bring us together rather than drive us apart? Frederick F. Wherry, Ph.D. (Princeton University) leads this inquiry on teaching excellence and free expression.


Frederick F. Wherry, Ph.D., Princeton University, Vice-Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology and Director of the Dignity & Debt Network