As part of the university’s commitment to improving the campus climate, an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is now available to all faculty, postdoctoral workers and graduate students at no cost.


Join BSU Peers Viewing the NCFDD Webinars

The NCFDD program helps faculty who are looking to increase research productivity and improve work-life balance. As institutional members, BSU faculty have access to the instructive webinars.  BSU faculty share with us how they want to view the webinars, but things always seem to get in the way.  We know how that goes, so let us build a motivator in your calendar! The Office of Institutional Diversity will be hosting webinar viewing events so that BSU faculty can come together, set goals, and help hold each other accountable for success!  Join us and get your year off to a great start!

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On-Campus Webinars and Discussion Spring 2019

Thu, Jan 10, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm BL 215
SKILL #1: Every Semester Needs A Plan
Rachel McLaren, PhD
Core Curriculum Webinar

  • Do you often start the semester or term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?
  • Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?
  • Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

We offer this planning webinar at the beginning of each semester so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced semester ever! View Details

Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm BL 104
Managing Multiple Roles: How to be a Faculty Member and an Administrator

Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD
Guest Webinar
Participants will learn:

  • The realities of what administrative positions may require
  • How to redefine what it means to be “productive” as a scholar
  • The importance of mentors and role models to support your various roles
  • Strategies for managing one’s time
  • Strategies for staying active in the field

    How to maintain life/work integration with one more thing on your plate  View Details

Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm BL 215
Daily Writing for Academic Scientists and Engineers
Alice Pawley
Guest Webinar

Are you struggling with writing the products you want to write, but feel that daily writing is not for you? Do you feel like the exhortation for daily writing doesn’t fit the needs of faculty in the sciences and engineering? Join us to explore experimenting with some new tools or ways of thinking about making daily writing work for you in your science or engineering context, including thinking about grant applications and reports, and overseeing your research team’s writing on your group’s funded research. View Detail

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions.

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Membership Features

From classes and discussion forums to programs and webinars, your NCFDD membership includes many great features. Check out some of them below. (Please note: you must be logged in to your NCFDD account before clicking any of the links below.) 

Multi-Week Courses

These courses are facilitated by national experts. This summer we're featuring multi-week courses on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and The Academic Job Market

Discussion Forum

The NCFDD discussion forums are a private place where its members connect, share information, peer-mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate each others' successes. The forum offers online community engagement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discussion forums are also the place where NCFDD hosts Monthly Writing Challenges designed to help participants develop and maintain a daily writing habit. 

Resources and Referrals

The resources and referrals page contains all of the organization's favorite books, articles, and preferred vendors listed in one convenient place. Plus, there is a 12-weekbootcamp to explore. 

Faculty Success Program

Designed to transform each person's personal and professional life, the Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking to increase research productivity and improve work-life balance. The program teaches empirically-tested methods and provides intense accountability, supportive community, and both group and individual coaching.