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NCFDD August Newsletter
How To Finish Your Dissertation

 

A Note from Kerry Ann

August has arrived and you know what that means: time to ramp up for a new Academic Year. Last year at this time, we had just trained a group of professors to be our Campus Workshop Facilitators, which greatly increased our ability to offer on-campus workshops all across the country. This month, we're celebrating our new cohort of Faculty Success Program Head Coaches (pictured here) and the addition of 18 new FSP coaches to our existing roster so that we are ready to serve an even larger number of faculty members in our upcoming bootcamps!



Our new Faculty Success Program Head Coaches

 

In addition to expanding our group of Faculty Bootcamp coaches, we've also just finished our largest 14-Day Writing Challenge ever where we had 1,885 academic writers experimenting with a daily writing habit. It was awesome to see the whirlwind of manuscripts and proposals moving out the door. We're also in the midst of completing the summer sessions of the Faculty Success Program and Dissertation Success Program where we've supported a community of 1,076 bootcampers and alumni through 12 weeks of writing! And because all that writing and productivity has been accompanied by full nights of sleep and weekends off, we're wrapping up the summer feeling rejuvenated!

How are YOU feeling heading into the new academic year? Are you feeling energized or exhausted? Are you feeling empowered by all of the progress you've made on your writing projects this summer or overwhelmed by guilt, frustration and disappointment over another summer of not meeting your writing goals? Have you spent your summer writing or has it been spent repeating deep patterns of procrastination, avoidance, and denial?

No matter how you're feeling heading into the new academic year, we've got resources to support you this month. Our core curriculum webinar this month, Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators, will focus on improving and expanding your professional relationships.

Plus, we're so excited to be offering programs specifically for graduate students this month! Our feature article (below) explains how to finish a dissertation. We've opened up registration for the fall session of the Dissertation Success Program, and we're kicking off a multi-week course with Dr. Karen Kelsky of The Professor Is In on How to Navigate the Academic Job Market. The course will walk participants through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways to maximize your chances of success while looking for a tenure-track job.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and that this month's resources will help you to transition into the new academic year!

Warmly,

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


Did You Miss Registration for the Fall Faculty Bootcamp?

If you would still like to join our Fall Bootcamp, we've opened up a waiting list! Click here to add your name and receive priority if any additional seats become available. If you want to learn more about the program, and read about how the program helped professor Abigail Engelberth (Purdue University) prioritize and increase her productivity, click here.




Dissertation Success Program Registration Is Open!

Do you need to finish your dissertation this summer? Or maybe you have a student who needs an extra push to finish their dissertation! The Dissertation Success Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. Click here to read more, and to read how the program helped doctoral student Sara Young develop habits to support her in completing her dissertation in a timely way.



Institutional Membership

Welcome to our newest Institutional Members: Old Dominion University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Click here to read more, and find out how to bring NCFDD Institutional Membership to your campus.


  Upcoming Training

Core Curriculum Webinar
This month’s core curriculum webinar, Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators, will help you map your current mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, and plan how to expand your existing network to meet your current needs.

   

August Multi-Week Course
This month, Dr. Karen Kelsky of The Professor Is In will teach How to Navigate the Academic Job Market. The course will walk participants through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways to maximize chances of success while looking for a tenure-track job.



Upcoming On-Campus Workshops 

This month, we’ll be giving a campus workshop at the University of Notre Dame. Click here to read more.



Recently Published by Bootcamp Alumni

This month, we’re featuring FSP Alum Professor Forrest Stuart’s (University of Chicago) “Down, Out & Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row”. Click here to read more.



Have You Visited the Career Center Lately?

This month, our featured listing is for the Director for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College. The Dean will serve as a champion for scholarly excellence and supports the faculty, partnering with the president and other senior leaders. Click here to read more.


Feature Article

How To Finish Your Dissertation

In this month’s feature article, Kerry Ann Rockquemore shares information and advice on how to finish a dissertation. Click here to read more.


 
Click here to read the full NCFDD August Newsletter online.

 

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