Teaching. Scholarship. Engagement. Advocating for the professional development of faculty at every stage of their academic careers. Events More Events About the OFD Learn more about our mission and vision for faculty success at UMassD. New Faculty Institute Mentoring new faculty and providing support for successful teaching and research. Programs & Events Discover the OFD’s interdisciplinary workshops, conferences, reading groups, and ongoing programming devoted to teaching and scholarship. Grants, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities Support for teaching innovation, scholarly publications and presentations, and creative work. Resources for Scholarship and Professional Activities Access materials related to scholarly research, writing, publication, and creative work. Resources for Teaching & Learning Access materials related to pedagogy, course design and development, and assessment across modalities.