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:
- Go to http://www.facultydiversity.org/join
- Choose Florida Atlantic University from the drop-down menu;
- Select “Activate my Membership”;
- Complete the registration form using your FAU email address
- Go to your email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.
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.
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.
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.