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NCFDD March Newsletter
What Do You Need to Start Thriving?


A Note from Kerry Ann...


Typically, this is the point in the term where I'm jumping from campus to campus each week, but this year is different because we now have a cohort of Certified Workshop Facilitators delivering our campus workshops. I am so glad we made this change! We've been able to offer NCFDD workshops on more campuses (sometimes at several different universities on the same day), and we can now match our host's need to our facilitator's strengths. Most importantly, it's enabled us to increase our ability to work with many more faculty members face-to-face. Between our core teamCertified Workshop Facilitators, and our coaching staff, we've greatly expanded our ability to fulfill our mission: teaching faculty, post-docs, and graduate students the tools to thrive in the Academy.

  Members of the NCFDD Team


 I can’t help but ask: Are you thriving? Do you currently have the support you need to have both explosive productivity AND a full life beyond your campus? When you think about your current mentoring network, are you getting all of your needs met? And if not, what would it take for you to take a step forward this month and experiment with a new skill, strategy, or support mechanism?


If you feel like you’re closer to surviving than thriving, that’s okay. We’ve created several opportunities this month for you to develop new skills, make new connections, and envision new ways to boost your productivity and lower your stress.


First and foremost, Professor Joy Gaston Gayles (NC State University) will deliver this month’s core curriculum webinar, How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice, which will get straight to the heart of increasing your writing. We're also offering the next installment of our popular Incivility on Campus series with Professor Adeline Koh (Stockton University) who will teach a guest expert webinar on (In)Civility in Academic Spaces.


If what you need is more community, support, and accountability, consider joining us for the summer session of our Faculty Success Program (registration opens March 28th). Below, you can read about how the program helped Dr. Angela Carpenter (Wellesley College) win tenure. Also be sure to check out a recently-published book by one of our FSP alumni and coaches Professor Anthony Ocampo, The Latinos of Asia: How Filipinos Break the Rules of Race. Finally, for those of you who feel uncertain about how to mentor underrepresented faculty in your department (or if you're underrepresented and want to up-level your mentoring relationship with a tentative senior faculty member), be sure to read out feature article: Can I Mentor African-American Faculty?


I hope the idea of thriving in the Academy is an exciting one! And I hope that our March Newsletter contains exactly what you need to take a new step forward in that direction!



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

Faculty Success Program Spotlight

Find out how FSP helped Professor Angela Carpenter (Wellesley College) win tenure. Click here to read more.

Summer Bootcamp Registration Opens March 28!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Faculty Success Program, click here to read more. Plus, register for our upcoming 14-Day Writing Challenge and “5 Secrets to a Super Productive Summer” webinar.

Institutional Membership

Welcome to our newest Institutional Members, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Click here to read more, and find out how to bring NCFDD Institutional Membership to your campus.

  Upcoming Training Webinars

Core Curriculum Webinar

This This month, join Professor Joy Gaston Gayles (North Carolina State University) for our core curriculum webinar: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice. Participants will learn a 30-minute strategy to increase writing productivity. Click here for more information.

Guest Expert Webinar

This month, we’ll offer the next installment of our series on Campus Incivility. Professor Adeline Koh (Stockton University) will present (In)Civility in Academic SpacesClick here for more information.

Multi-Week Course

Our Spring Multi-Week Course is How to Craft and Submit a Winning Book Proposal in 4 Weeks. Join Professor Badia Legardy (Loyola University, Chicago) to learn how to write a book proposal and approach acquisition editors. Click here to read more.

Certified Workshop Facilitator Spotlight

This month, meet one of our Certified Workshop Facilitators Professor Rachel McLaren (University of Iowa), and learn more about bringing an NCFDD workshop to your campus! Click here to read more.

Upcoming On-Campus Workshops 

This month, we’re giving workshops at Rutgers University and the Board on Agriculture Assembly. Click here to read more.

Have You Visited the NCFDD Career Center?

This month, our featured listings include Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of California, Davis, and Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at Duke University.  Click here to read more.

Recently Published by Bootcamp Alumni

This month, we’re featuring a recently-published book by Faculty Success Program alumni and coach Professor Anthony Ocampo. The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race examines the correlation between “color” and social context. Click here to read more.

Feature Article
Can I Mentor African-American Faculty?

This month’s feature article provides tips on how to mentor underrepresented faculty in your department (or if you're underrepresented and want to up-level your mentoring relationship with a tentative senior faculty member).  Click here to read more.

Click here to read the full NCFDD March Newsletter Online.


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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