Supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State is an institutional member of the NCFDD, an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. All 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. 

Summer 2024 Faculty Success Program Funding Support - All Faculty

In a continued program for Summer 2024, the Provost’s Office will partially sponsor the participation of all faculty tracks in the Faculty Success Program by contributing $2500 total towards the early registration costs of $4150. Participants will be expected to cover the remaining program fees through other sources, e.g., matching funds from their 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. The summer 2024 Faculty Success Program runs from May 20 through July 28, 2024.

To apply for this funding support, please fill out the short application form by March 7, 2024.

Questions may be directed to Katharine Hensley (  


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

2024 Offerings:

Core Curriculum: SKILL #1: Every Semester Needs a Plan
January 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mindi Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison    

Guest Webinar: AI in Academia: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities
January 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Julia Shaffel, University of Colorado at Boulder

Guest Webinar: Live on Zoom: AI in Academia: Discussing Opportunities and Challenges
January 30, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Julia Shaffel, University of Colorado at Boulder, Lauren Goodlad, Rutgers University, and Raymond Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education

Core Curriculum: Live on Zoom: How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities 
February 8, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Erin Furtak, University of Colorado at Boulder

Guest Webinar: Peer Reviewing as “Reflexive Mentorship”
February 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rebecca de Souza, San Diego State University

Core Curriculum: SKILL #3: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice
March 14, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Angelique Davis, Seattle University

Guest Webinar: Student-Centered Mentoring: Bridging the Gap Between Faculty and Students
March 19, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Alejandra Duran Trinidad, Purdue University, and Melanie Morgan, Purdue University

Core Curriculum: SKILL #4 Mastering Academic Time Management
April 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Tufts University School of Medicine

Guest Webinar: NCFDD Panel Discussion: What I Wished I Would Have Known: Transitioning to Department Chair
April 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Joy Gaston Gayles, North Carolina State University, Julie Artis, DePaul University, and Kim Blockett, University of Delaware




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

For technical questions/concerns,
contact the
NCFDD Support Team 

For information about Iowa State's
Institutional membership,
please contact
Katharine Hensley,
Faculty Success Coordinator,