Published: Aug. 29, 2018

CU Boulder has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a national training and mentoring community that provides professional development benefits to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

The center is dedicated to supporting faculty members, postdocs and graduate students, and ensuring they make successful transitions throughout their careers, according to Robert Boswell, vice chancellor for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE).

“This is a great opportunity for our campus community to reap the benefits of a nationally recognized professional development community for those working in higher education,” Boswell said. “I encourage all faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to avail themselves of these resources, which will support career success in academia and more mindful and inclusive teaching practices within our CU Boulder community.”

Set up your account

  1. Choose your institution from the dropdown menu.

  2. Select “Activate my Membership.”

  3. Complete the registration form using your campus email address.

  4. Go to your campus email to find a confirmation/welcome.

Through the NCFDD, members can receive access to the center’s full core curriculum, guest expert webinars, intensive multiweek courses facilitated by national experts, a private discussion forum and monthly writing challenges.

Among the center’s offerings are a weekly motivational email called Monday Motivator; a core curriculum designed to teach members how to thrive on and off campus; and a Dissertation Success Program for doctoral candidates who are focused on completing their dissertations.

Other benefits include:

  • Monthly accountability buddy matching with fellow NCFDD members
  • Private discussion forums for peer-mentoring and problem-solving
  • Access to member library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals and readings

According to the NCFDD, members hail from nearly every discipline and represent a broad range of colleges and universities across the country.