Faculty Enrichment Center

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NOTE TO UC FACULTY AND STAFF: More details about events, programs, and facilities can be found on our Faculty Enrichment Center Bearcats Landing intranet site (UC login required). Please visit us there!


Developed as part of the University of Cincinnati’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here, the Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) is one of the only centers of its kind across the nation. 

We are an Intellectual and social commons for faculty:
Our goals: Drive professional development and career advancement; Foster interdisciplinary collaborations; Promote a culture of inclusion; and Enhance social and personal well-being.

Distinctly different from the traditional teaching and learning center, the FEC supports faculty with resources for professional growth, personal well-being, and innovative career successes.

Programming and Consultations

Faculty using VR headset in Faculty Enrichment Center

Our programming develops careers and sharpens skills in: 

  • professional development 
  • interdisciplinary collaboration 
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • social and personal well-being 

In addition, our consultation hours connect faculty with offices and entities across the university, including Research Development ServicesAdvanced Research ComputingUC PressThe Human Research Protection ProgramUCSIM, and more.

Tech Space

Faculty using video chat in FEC

To meet the needs of our evolving faculty, we provide a technologically enhanced space that operates seamlessly with the university’s systems and supported tools.  

Our space and technology offerings include:  

  • 4K high-definition conference room with fast and reliable teleconferencing 
  • Large conference rooms equipped with computers, 55+ inch monitors, and web-conferencing/video recording capabilities 
  • Small conference and project rooms for meetings, collaborations, research work, and more 
  • Two lounge areas, a kitchenette, fresh coffee, and daily lockers 

A Word from our Participants

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"The instructor was highly engaging and versed in the nuances of [their] topic. Her experience and passion really shone through. The faculty members that attended were active in responding which also made for a great time. The content was relatable, and a number of solutions and approaches were given."

Solo Success Attendee

“Vicki was a fantastic presenter! Such clear and useful information. it was nice to meet other faculty at the same center stage from elsewhere at the university.”

So You’re Mid-Career, Now What? Attendee

Contact Us

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Rita Kumar, PhD

Executive Director, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540

Headshot of Keisha Love, PhD

Keisha Love, PhD

Assoc. Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Special Initiatives, Office of the Provost, Faculty Enrichment Center

Van Wormer Hall

Headshot of Jodie Mader, PhD

Jodie Mader, PhD

Manager Special Projects & Programs, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540

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Leyda Martinez de la Mata

Executive Staff Assistant, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540