National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

We are pleased to announce that FAU has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an institutional member. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students at more than 450 colleges and universities. This initiative came about as a result of collaborative work between the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.

They provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum webinars
  • Monthly guest expert webinars
  • Access to multiweek courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving and moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-day writing challenges
  • Access to the Member Library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals and readings

To sign up for a free account that will allow access to the benefits of FAU’s institutional membership, including access to the materials, webinars, and weekly newsletters, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Florida Atlantic University from the drop-down menu;
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”;
  4. Complete the registration form using your FAU email address
  5. Go to your email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.


Upcoming Events

SKILL #4: Mastering Academic Time Management (April 14th at 2pm)

This webinar is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor. Specifically, participants will learn:

  • The three biggest mistakes that new faculty make in managing their time
  • Why and how to align work time with institutional and personal priorities
  • How to create time for academic writing and research
  • How to organize a network of support and accountability for writing productivity and balance.
How to Translate Your Research for a General Audience (April 19th at 2pm)

This session will be focused on translating your research for a general audience online. I will discuss how to best utilize digital media strategies to bring your research to a wider audience. The webinar will include practical tips and insights from working in educational digital media. Topics covered will include:

1) Using online platforms and social media to spread the word about your work

2) Creating videos, op-eds, articles, podcasts, etc. that entertain while educating, and

3) How to effectively write for a wide range of non-specialist viewers outside your area of expertise.

Every Summer Needs a Plan (May 12th at 2pm)
Join us for a hands-on planning webinar! We offer our planning webinar at the beginning of each term so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, 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 summer ever! Get ready to create a work plan for your summer that you can immediately share with your mentors.
Summer 2022 Faculty Success Program (May 15th)
This 12-week online program is our most popular program. It helps tenure-track and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
How to Edit Scholarly Volumes: Lessons from the Presumed Incompetent Project (May 24th at 2pm)
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Gabriella Gutirrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, Angela P. Harris, eds.). The book sold over 10,000 copies and inspired us to edit a sequel, Presumed Incompetent II: Race Class Power and Resistance of Women in Academia (2020).
SKILL #5: Moving from Resistance to Writing (June 9th at 2pm)

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What resistance is and why do academic writers experience it in pursuit of work we want and need to complete.
  • How to identify what's holding you back from writing and completing your ___________ (article, dissertation, book manuscript, grant proposal, etc...).
  • The three most common types of writing funk and how to move around them.
  • How to create the types of community, support, and accountability for your writing that will help you to ride through whatever type of writing funk you are currently experiencing.
Rising Above Burnout (June 21st at 2pm)
Faculty have been sharing experiences of burnout over the last two years, but this experience is not only confined to the COVID period.  Many characteristics of the faculty role can contribute to feelings of burnout.  This webinar will focus on some of the contributors to burnout in a faculty role and concrete steps that faculty can take to continue to find energy, satisfaction, and joy in their work.