National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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.

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Membership Features

From classes and discussion forums to programs and webinars, your NCFDD membership includes many great features. Check out some of them below. (Please note: you must be logged in to your NCFDD account before clicking any of the links below.) 

Multi-Week Courses

These courses are facilitated by national experts, and they're designed to teach you what you need to know in the Academy but nobody ever tells you. This summer we're featuring multi-week courses on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and The Academic Job Market

Discussion Forum

The NCFDD discussion forums are a private place where its members connect, share information, peer-mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate each others' successes. The forusm offer online community engagement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discussion forums are also the place where NCFDD hosts Monthly Writing Challenges designed to help participants develop and maintain a daily writing habit. 

Resources and Referrals

The resources and referrals page contains all of the organization's favorite books, articles, and preferred vendors listed in one convenient place. Plus, there is a 12-week bootcamp to explore. 

Faculty Success Program

Designed to transform each person's personal and professional life, the Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking to increase research productivity and improve work-life balance. The program teaches empirically-tested methods and provides intense accountability, supportive community, and both group and individual coaching.

On-Campus Workshops

Re-Thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support, and Accountability
A workshop for campus leaders: Deans, Associate Deans for Research, Department Heads and Chairs

October 5, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Life Sciences Laboratories South 330-340
Maximum number of participants: 50

This workshop is designed to start a new type of discussion about mentoring by describing the common problems that pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty members experience and why traditional mentoring programs fail to meet those needs. We propose an alternative framework for mentoring that focuses on needs assessment and shifts the idea of mentoring from a relationship between two faculty members towards building a broad network of support, community and accountability. The workshop concludes with a presentation of best practices in mentoring pre-tenure, under-represented and mid-career faculty.

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Tenure & Time Management: How to Manage Your Time So You Can Publish Prolifically AND Have a Life Beyond the Ivory Tower
A workshop for Pre-Tenure Faculty

October 12, 2018
Furcolo 102
Maximum number of participants: 50

The Tenure and Time Management Workshop is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor.

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

Webinar  Date Speaker

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

September 13, 2018, 2:00pm

Badia Ahad, PhD
Loyola University Chicago

Preparing for Parenthood on the Tenure Clock

September 19, 2018, 3:00pm Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen, PhD
University of Southern California

How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

October 11, 2018, 12:00pm

Rachel McLaren, PhD
University of Iowa

Writing for a Broader Audience: How to Convey Complex Ideas in Clear, Accessible Prose

October 24, 2018, 12:00pm

Sarah Grey
Founder, Grey Editing

Networking for Introverts (and Extroverts, too!): How to Make the Most of Your Next Conference

November 5, 2018, 2:00pm

Robbie Samuels
Author, "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective,
and Inclusive Networking at Conferences"

How to Manage Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst

November 8, 2018, 2:00pm

Anthony Ocampo, PhD
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona