Faculty Enrichment Center


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

We are an Intellectual and social commons for faculty.

Distinctly different from a traditional teaching and learning center, we strive to drive professional development and career advancement, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, promote a culture of inclusion and enhance social and personal well-being of faculty at UC. 

Our Vision and Mission


The FEC provides support and advocacy to develop and retain a diverse faculty who feel professionally and personally enriched and satisfied, and who contribute innovatively to the mission of the university throughout their careers.


Engage and empower faculty for professional growth, personal well-being, and professional success in innovative ways throughout their careers.

Tech and Space

Faculty using video chat in FEC

To meet the needs of our evolving faculty, the FEC  provides a technologically enhanced space that operates seamlessly with the university’s systems and  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 

Meet the FEC Team

Headshot of Sarah Clift

Sarah Clift

Director, Research Faculty Development

Langsam Library 540

Headshot of Leyda Martinez de la Mata

Leyda Martinez de la Mata

Program Coordinator, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540

Headshot of Maria Ortiz, PhD

Maria Ortiz, PhD

Executive Director, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540

Headshot of Brett Walter, PhD

Brett Walter, PhD

Assistant Director, Faculty Enrichment Center

Langsam Library 540

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!