National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Matching Program (FSP)

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program

Designed for non-tenure (new as of Fall 2022), tenure-track and associate professor faculty who would like to maintain and improve their research productivity and time management, the program will use coaching, peer support, and accountability to help faculty reach their goals. Interested faculty should contact their departments and schools. The Office for Faculty Advancement provides schools with matching funds for participation in the Faculty Success Program (FSP).

Program Tuition 

FSP is offered three times each year in 12 week sessions.  Duke University may enroll faculty at a reduced cost during Early Bird Registration. During Early Bird Registration tuition is $4250 (an $800 cost savings).  During Final Registration full tuition is charged at a rate of $4,750.

Session Dates

Spring:  January – April 
Summer:  May – August 
Fall:  August – November

Program Benefits

  • A Supportive Community
    NCFDD forms a community to support your success where you can interact with other program participants, ask questions, get feedback, share resources, exchange ideas.
  • Weekly Training
    You have access to weekly training modules where you learn empirically-tested skills, strategies, and practices that will help you to align your time and spark your productivity.
  • Time Tracking
    Using the custom WriteNow platform designed specifically for the Faculty Success Program, you collect data regarding your own writing and research productivity.
  • Tenured Faculty Coaches
    Each group is joined by an NCFDD-Certified Productivity Coach who has completed the program, seen transformation in their own work, and is an active faculty member.
  • Accountability Calls
    Each week, you will also have a small group call led by an NCFDD-Certified Productivity Coach where you set goals and are held accountable for meeting those goals.
  • Master Coaching Sessions
    For those times when you could use some individualized support, NCFDD offers one-on-one private coaching sessions with an NCFDD-Certified Master Coach.

Learn How To

  • Start the term with an achievable set of personal and professional goals as well as a realistic plan to meet them
  • Develop a consistent, healthy, and sustainable daily writing routine
  • Move forward in developing the publication profile that will exceed your institution's promotion criteria
  • Align your time with your institution's priorities and your personal values
  • Master best practices in academic time management
  • Identify your resistance and develop a set of strategies to move through it
  • Nourish your physical and emotional health
  • Enjoy a full life beyond campus
  • Participate in an intensely supportive community that processes day-to-day challenges, pushes individuals when they need it, and celebrates members' successes as they occur

Alumni Program

The Faculty Success Program for Alumni is available to a participant after they complete an initial FSP session for as long as the university remains a member.  Faculty can continue to enroll in the FSP Alumni Program offered during all three calendar year sessions free of charge, continue using the WriteNow platform and engaging with the community, and take advantage of the three Q&A style Alumni-Only Group Coaching calls during the sessions that are facilitated by our FSP Master Coaches.

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