|Welcome to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity!|
We hope that you find this online learning center provides exactly what you are seeking: training, support, community and everything you need to make the changes you desire. Most new faculty members we know learned a lot about research in graduate school, but find themselves in their first academic position with very little training in how to actually do their job as a professor. We constantly hear from new faculty who:
If any of those things sound familiar, then you are a
typical new faculty member! And you are exactly who this center is designed to
serve. Our work is dedicated to connecting new faculty members with their
personal power: the power to choose how they spend their time each day, power
over the production of their ideas, power over their writing behavior and attitudes, and power over
how they manage their professional identity and relationships. Our goal is to
help each of our members find their power and use it to create a deeply
fulfilling professional and personal life.
To that end, we provide support for graduate students,
post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members who want to make important changes in
their lives. This support comes in the form of on-site workshops, the weekly Monday Motivator, the E-Mentoring Community, and our semester-based Faculty Success Program. Whether you’re an individual who is ready to move
in a new direction in your professional life, or an administrator who wants to
provide additional resources for your graduate students and faculty members, we look forward to working
with you to achieve your goals.