University Invests in Institutional Membership in National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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As part of the university’s commitment to improving the campus climate, an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is now available to all faculty, postdoctoral workers and graduate students at no cost. 

This investment by the Chancellor’s Office, the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School and the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development will help faculty and graduate students engage with diverse communities, a need that emerged from the fall 2016 campus climate survey.

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions.

As members, individuals receive access to resources such as monthly webinars; multi-week courses; a discussion forum for peer mentoring and problem solving; writing challenges; and access to the NCFDD member library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals and readings. The center also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs.

To claim your free institutional membership, visit, click on “Join NCFDD,” choose “University of Massachusetts, Amherst” from the drop-down menu before clicking “Continue” and select “Activate My Membership.”

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