National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Institutional Membership
Independent Professional Development, Training and Mentoring Community
Duke University has an institutional membership in NCFDD, which provides individual faculty members free access to advice in four key areas to help achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus. Duke faculty members are encouraged to make use of the institutional membership by accessing the mentoring opportunities and faculty development resources. Enroll in NCFDD.
Institutional Membership Benefits
- Faculty Success Program (FSP)
This program is open to non-tenure* and tenure-track faculty at the assistant and associate professorship ranks 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. The Office for Faculty Advancement provides schools with matching funds for faculty participation. Interested faculty should contact their departments and schools for approval. The OFA works directly with schools to enroll approved faculty.
*Non-tenure faculty must have the following qualifications: 1) have completed their terminal degree (most commonly their PhD) and are currently in a long-term contract or permanent position at their institution, and 2) their current roles shares significant similarizes with common tenure promotion considerations (with a heavy emphasis on research and publication) and the overall timeline is shared with common tenure-track positions.
- Pathfinders Program
FSP alumni who are ready to reflect and move forward in the next chapter of their career are invited to participate in Pathfinders. The program is designed to provide a space for a group of faculty at the associate professor rank to pause, engage in a discovery process about what's possible in their next chapter, and build the support network necessary to move powerfully in that new direction. The Office for Faculty Advancement provides schools with matching funds for faculty participation. Interested faculty should contact their departments and schools for approval. The OFA works directly with schools to enroll approved faculty in the program.
- The Core Curriculum
The NCFDD's Core Curriculum is designed to teach you the 10 key skills necessary to thrive in the Academy.
- Guest Expert Webinars & Multi-Week Courses
NCFDD offers a variety of Guest Expert Webinars designed to meet the needs of faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Their Multi-Week Courses are intensive series offered by expert facilitators to tackle the Academy's most pressing challenges.
- 14-Day Writing Challenges
The 14-Day Writing Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing in a supportive community and a little dose of electronic love.
- The Monday Motivator
One of NCFDD's most popular resources, the Monday Motivator is a weekly email that provides positive energy, good vibes, and a productivity tip. Each Monday Motivator is a micro-learning opportunity to reinforce the ideas presented in Core Curriculum webinars.
- Dissertation Success Curriculum
The Dissertation Success Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. The program is built on the assumption that there is only one way to complete a dissertation: write it!
- Buddy Matching
Monthly accountability buddy matching with fellow NCFDD members
- Discussion Forums
Private Discussion Forums for peer-mentoring & problem-solving
- Resource Library
Access to NCFDD's Member Library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings