National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Through the University of Michigan’s institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, developing a daily writing plan, writing grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NCFDD member resources include:

  • Monday Motivator Newsletter – includes productivity tips
  • Webinars – topic based and led by Kerry Ann Rockquemore or a guest expert
  • Multi-Week Courses – led by expert facilitators
  • Private Discussion Forums – network, peer-mentoring, participate in writing challenges, problem-solve, and share information
  • The Library – slides and audio recordings of webinars from the year
  • The Career Center – learn about the job search process
  • Resources and Referrals – services for coaching, editing, and recommended readings

How to Activate Your UM Sponsored Membership:

  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
  2. Select the “My Membership”
  3. Complete the registration form by following all instructions. Be sure to provide your U-M email address.
  4. Once you have submitted your registration information and NCFDD has approved your connection to Michigan, you should receive a welcome email.

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