Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Development

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences along with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering are pleased to be co-sponsors of an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
The NCFDD is an on-line organization that provides accessible professional development for faculty, staff, and graduate students.  Anyone affiliated with our college can access the numerous free resources. These resources are part of our membership but you must register.  You can register here or by following the directions below.  
  • The Monday Motivator-weekly message to encourage your writing and research whether you are working on a dissertation, an article or a grant.
  • FREE webinars-featuring guest experts.  Topics include
    • Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing  Your Writing Productivity
  • FREE Multi-Week Courses (archived)
    • How to Navigate the Academic Job Market
    • Teaching in No Time: How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Semester
    • How to Win an NIH Grant
  • The discussion forum a place where you can network virtually with others
  • Members only library of webinars with downloads. Topical areas include:
    • Academic Publishing
    • Diversity
    • External Funding
    • Job Search Advice
    • Teaching
    • Writing and Research Productivity
    • Work-life Balance
    • Incivility on Campus
    • How To  Be a Public Intellectual
Other opportunities:
How to activate your institutionally sponsored NCFDD membership:
  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity websiteCFAES Students Resized
  2. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
  3. On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here”
  4. On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account,” and
  5. On the “Select a Username” page use your institution issued e-mail address in the Username box
  6. Complete the registration process
  7. You will receive a welcome e-mail at that e-mail address within 24 business hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.