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. The resources are free-of-charge and useful for all employees (faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows) and graduate students.


The Faculty Success Program is NCFDD’s highly rated and successful twelve-week, online mentoring program designed to teach tenure-track and tenured faculty the skills they need to increase both their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Participation in this program is open to all tenure-track faculty during one of three sessions (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

Spring 2023 Faculty Success Program Funding Support
In a continued program for Spring 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 October 11, 2022.

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

2022/2023 Offerings:

Guest Webinar: Rising Above Burnout
Kristin Croyle, PhD
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, State University of New York at Oswego
June 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum: The Art of Saying No
Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD
Professor, North Carolina State University
July 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Mentorship: Efficient and Effective Practices
Adaira Landry, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
July 19, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators
Rosemarie A. Roberts, PhD
Professor, Connecticut College
August 11, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Teaching Practices
Saili Kulkarni, PhD
Associate Professor, San Jose State University
August 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Discussion Panel - "What I Wished I Would Have Known as a New Full-Time Faculty Member"
Teresa Gonzales, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, and Onawa LaBelle
August 30, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD
Associate Professor, Tufts University of Medicine
September 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Creating a Culture of Support for All Faculty
Adrianna Kezar, PhD
Professor, University of Southern California
September 20, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum: How to Engage in Healthy Conflict
Rachel McLaren, PhD
Professor, University of Iowa
October 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Exposing the Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Structural and Systemic Change for Mid-Career Faculty Advancement
Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD
Professor, University of Idaho
October 19, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Live Q&A: Exposing the Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Structural and Systemic Change for Mid-Career Faculty Advancement
Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD
Professor, University of Idaho
October 19, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Maximizing Productivity and Sparking Synergies among Teaching, Research, and Service at Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Manya Whitaker, PhD
Associate Professor, Colorado College
October 25, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum: How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst
Angelique Davis, JD
Professor, Seattle University
November 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guest Webinar: Indigenous Time Management
Michelle Jacob, PhD
Professor, University of Oregon
November 29, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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