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NCFDD December Newsletter
Why Won't My Students Finish Their Dissertations?

Dear @@first_name@@,

A Note from Kerry Ann...
As we close out 2015, I am so excited to share with you the growth that we've experienced here at NCFDD over the last year. In 2015, we:

      Certified Workshop Facilitators
    Anthony Ocampo, PhD, and
    Mindi Thompson, PhD, at Dartmouth College
    Served more than 77,000 members, including graduate students, post-docs and faculty members
  • Graduated 684 Faculty Success Program participants and supported an additional 980 alumni in our rapidly-expanding FSP Community
  • Created a brand new Dissertation Success Program with 150 doctoral students in our inaugural class
  • Visited 33 campuses to facilitate workshops, deliver keynotes and connect with our members face-to-face
  • Delivered 10 core curriculum webinars, hosted 14 guest expert webinars and offered 5 multi-week courses
  • Trained 8 brand new Certified Workshop Facilitators so we can provide NCFDD workshops on more campuses in 2016
  • Expanded our Institutional Membership to 57 colleges and universities
  • Delivered electronic support and encouragement through 48 weeks of Monday Motivators, 12 monthly newsletters and 22 Dear Kerry Ann columns in Inside Higher Ed
  • Hosted 3,675 participants in our popular 14-Day Writing Challenges!    

We want to finish out the year with a few more great resources for you! First and foremost, we've scheduled a BONUS guest expert webinar with Stacey Patton, PhD. She'll be working with graduate students on how to manage the thorny family issues that occur over the holiday break ("Smarty Pants Comes Home for the Holidays"). We'll also host the last installment of our "How to Be An Effective Public Intellectual" series featuring Jonathan Metzl, PhD (Vanderbilt University). We're introducing you to one of our new Certified Workshop Facilitators: Mindi Thompson, PhD (University of Wisconsin), just in case you want to plan an on-campus workshop for this Spring. And our feature article answers the perennial question: Why won't my students finish their dissertations?

The NCFDD team is grateful for all of your support in 2015! It has been a wonderful year of growth and expansion and we hope our resources have helped YOU in your personal and professional growth!


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

Faculty Success Program Spotlight

This month, read about how FSP helped Stacie McCormick change her approach to work, allowing her to become more present with her family while remaining extremely productive. Click here to read more.

January Faculty Bootcamp is Full!

The demand for our Faculty Success Program is so great that we had to close Spring registration two weeks early! Click here to find out why.

Upcoming Training Webinars

In January, we’ll offer our most popular Core Curriculum webinar, “Every Semester Needs a Plan,” facilitated by one of our brand new Certified Workshop Facilitators. Plus, anyone can register! Click here for more information.

This month, we'll be interviewing Dr. Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University in our final installment of our guest expert series, “How to Be an Effective Public Intellectual.” We’re also offering a BONUS webinar, “Smarty Pants Comes Home for the Holidays” with Dr. Stacey Patton! Click here for more information.

Spring 2016 Webinar Preview

Our spring guest expert webinar series will focus on “Incivility on Campus.” Click here to view a list of what’s coming up!

Certified Workshop Facilitator Spotlight

This month’s featured Certified Workshop Facilitator, Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin and serves as Head Coach of our Faculty Success Program! Click here to read more.

Upcoming On-Campus Workshops 

Next month, we’re offering workshops at the University of California, Davis, and Rutgers University. Click here to view details and to learn more about bringing an NCFDD workshop to your campus.

Have You Visited the NCFDD Career Center?

This month, we have two featured listings: Director of the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago and Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development at Macalester College. Click here to view both positions.

Feature Article
Dear Kerry Ann: Why Won’t My Students Finish Their Dissertations?

A recent “Dear Kerry Ann” column from Inside Higher Ed, this month’s feature article is all about how to support doctoral students in finishing their dissertation. Click here to read more.

Click here to read the full NCFDD December Newsletter Online.


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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