In September 2018, the Office of Teaching & Learning, The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, University Academic Programs, and the Office of the Provost partnered to obtain an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Our institutional membership, funded by a two-year pilot grant from DU IMPACT 2025, supports holistic faculty development and aligns with the Faculty Senate Policies and Procedures for Faculty Development Initiative.
The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.
By becoming an Institutional Member, all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University have access to the following member resources at no additional cost:
- Weekly Monday Motivator
- Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
- Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
- Access to Multi-Week Courses
- Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
- Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
- Monthly accountability buddy matches
- Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
- Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings
To take advantage of this opportunity, you can activate your confidential, personal membership by completing the following steps:
- Go to http://www.FacultyDiversity.org/Join
- Choose your institution from the drop-down menu
- Select “Activate my Membership”
- Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @du.edu). Please note you are required to enter a discipline and not all disciplines are included so just choose a discipline closest to yours. This does not impact what you get as part of your membership.
- Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.
We encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you through the NCFDD. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kate Willink, Faculty Director, Office of Teaching & Learning. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD.
The founder of NCFDD, Kerry Anne Rockquemore, has been writing about faculty development for Inside Higher Ed for over a decade. Some of our favorite articles she has written include:
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