National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

 

Supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Iowa State faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are eligible for an individual membership free of cost.


The Faculty Success Program is NCFDD’s highly rated and successful twelve-week, online mentoring program (offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer) designed to teach faculty the skills they need to increase both their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. NCFDD has recently opened participation in this program to term faculty who are currently in a long-term appointment and have research and publication requirements built into their PRS. Iowa State is pleased to participate in this pilot offering.

Summer 2023 Faculty Success Program Funding Support - Term Faculty

In a continuation of the previous semester's pilot program for Summer 2023, the Provost’s Office will partially sponsor the participation of term faculty in the Faculty Success Program by contributing $2500 toward total early registration costs of $4250. Participants will be expected to cover the remaining program fees through other sources, e.g., matching funds from department or college, professional development funds, grant funds, or other sources.  Faculty sponsored by the Provost’s Office are expected to participate in and complete all components of the Faculty Success program.

To apply for this funding support, please fill out the short application form by February 23, 2023.

Summer 2023 Faculty Success Program Funding Support - Tenured or Tenure-Track
In a continued program for Summer 2023, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will partially sponsor the participation of up to four tenure-track or tenured faculty in the Faculty Success Program by contributing $2500 toward total early registration costs of $4250. Priority will be given to early career faculty. Participants will be expected to cover the remaining program fees through other sources, e.g., matching funds from department or college, professional development funds, grant funds, startup funds, or other sources. Faculty sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost are expected to participate in and complete all components of the Faculty Success program.

To apply for this funding support, please fill out the short application form by February 23, 2023.

Questions may be directed to Katharine Hensley (khensley@iastate.edu).  


Benefits

The NCFDD Institutional Membership offers numerous benefits at no charge to Iowa State faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

  • NCFDD Core Curriculum
  • Weekly Monday Motivator e-mail messages providing productivity tips and reminders
  • Monthly productivity webinars and multi-week courses facilitated by national faculty development experts
  • NCFDD Career Center Resources and Workshops
  • Audio recordings, slides, and transcripts of all webinars to access at your convenience
  • Moderated monthly writing challenges
  • NCFDD Discussion Forum and peer network
  • Monthly accountability buddy match

NCFDD Webinars

2023 Offerings:

Core Curriculum: Every Semester Needs a Plan
January 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joy Gaston Gayles, North Carolina State University

Guest Webinar: Making the Most of Your NCFDD Membership 2.0
January 17, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lisa Hanasono, Bowling Green State University

Guest Webinar: Intro to Academic Publishing Contracts and Negotiation Basics
January 24, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Amanda Orozco, Transatlantic Agency

Guest Webinar: Faculty Success Program Preview Webinar: 5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester
February 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:05 p.m
Rachel McLaren, University of Iowa

Core Curriculum: How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities
February 9, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Naomi Levy, Santa Clara University

Guest Webinar: Power Your Research: Academic Branding
February 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sheena Howard, Rider University

Core Curriculum: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice
March 9, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Anthony Ocampo, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Core Curriculum: Mastering Academic Time Management
April 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Carlita Favero, Ursinus College

Guest Webinar: NCFDD Discussion Panel: “What I Wished I Would Have Known After Earning Tenure”
April 25, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Carlita Favero, Ursinus College, Sharleen Mondal, Ashland University, and Meredith Gadsby, Oberlin College

Previous webinars

 

 

 


NCFDD Institutional Membership Handout (PDF, 376KB) (includes steps to activate your membership)


For technical questions/concerns,
contact the
NCFDD Support Team at
Support@FacultyDiversity.org or
313-347-8485


For information about Iowa State's
Institutional membership,
please contact
Katharine Hensley,
Faculty Success Coordinator,
515-294-8823,
khensley@iastate.edu