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NCFDD November Newsletter
Are You Ready For A 14-Day Writing Challenge?


A Note from Kerry Ann


Once we reach this point in the semester, I take a deep breath and reflect on everything we've accomplished so far (even though we still have over a month to go). This month, I am feeling incredibly thankful to be able to offer the different types of support and accountability that our members need. We just wrapped up our largest Institutional Membership Drive ever, welcoming 15 new colleges and universities to our membership roster, and we look forward to providing so many new faculty, grad students and post-docs with the support, resources, and mentoring they're seeking.

Welcome to our newest Institutional Members!


How are YOU feeling at this point in your semester, quarter, or sabbatical? If you're feeling fully-supported, extremely productive, and have found a delicious work-life balance, that's great! And if you're struggling, lacking support in certain areas, or you haven't gotten as much done this term as you wanted, our resources this month are designed for you!

First and foremost, if you're looking for even more support and accountability, consider joining us in the Faculty Success Program. The program has been so successful in helping faculty members increase their productivity and find work-life balance that registration for the spring session (January - April) filled up incredibly fast. But, to accommodate the faculty members who were hoping to participate, we've added more spots! These extra spots will go quickly, so be sure to register ASAP! If you want to learn more about the program, join us for a "5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester" preview webinar this week.

Because this is the time of year when stress can start escalating, check out our core curriculum webinar this month, "Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst." Plus, we're kicking off a new multi-week course focusing on self-care, "Being Lazy and Slowing Down:" the Role of Self-Care in Productivity. Finally, the single most effective way to boost your productivity is by starting a daily writing habit. If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with daily writing in a supportive community, be sure to read our feature article this month and consider registering for our upcoming 14 Day Writing Challenge! We had 1,881 academic writers in our summer challenge and we hope to this one will be even bigger (register below).

We're thankful for the community that we've built here at NCFDD, and hope that our resources this month will help you find that added layer of support or accountability that you need.


Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD
President and CEO
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Registration for Faculty Bootcamp is Almost Full!

Registration for the spring session (January - April) of our Faculty Success Program filled up so fast that we've opened up additional spots! And read how the program helped Professor Stephanie Schlagel experience the most productive and satisfying 12 weeks in years. Click here to read more.

Institutional Membership Spotlight

We welcomed 15 new colleges and universities during our recent Institutional Membership drive. Click here to read more, and to read about how you can bring NCFDD Institutional Membership to your campus.

Upcoming Training

Faculty Success Program Preview Webinar 

Join us for one of our most popular webinars, 5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester, to learn how to avoid the biggest mistakes academic writers make, how to maximize research and writing productivity, and how you can experiment with our strategies in a 14-Day Writing Challenge.


Core Curriculum Webinar
This month’s core curriculum webinar, Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst, will teach participants the impact that stress and negativity can have if they aren't managed, plus concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress.


November Multi-Week Course
This month’s multi-week course, "Being Lazy and Slowing Down:" The Role of Self-Care in Productivity, will help participants develop rituals of slowing down and building a network of support while learning skills to slow down without feeling guilty.

Upcoming On-Campus Workshops 

This month, we’re giving campus workshops at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, University of California, San Diego, and the American Council on Education's Institute for New Chief Academic Officers. Click here to read more.

NCFDD Recommends

This month we're featuring a recently-published book edited by Patricia Matthew. Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenur examines the two sets of rules faculty face when applying for reappointment, tenure, and promotion and how the unwritten set of rules undermine the quality of research and teaching. Click here to read more.

Feature Article
Are You Ready for a 14-Day Writing Challenge?
This month’s feature article is all about writing! It’s time to join our two-week pop-up community that will help you develop a daily writing habit. Click here to read more.

Click here to read the full NCFDD November Newsletter online.


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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