National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Northeastern University is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.

As an institutional member, faculty members and academic professionals from all ranks can enroll in a free sub-account membership to get access to the center’s online resources which include workshops, webinars, and seminars on topics related to faculty life, such as increasing writing productivity, prioritizing and managing time, cultivating mentors, securing external funding, and maintaining work-life balance. Click here to learn how to create an NCFDD sub-account.

Opportunities to start new classes or workshops occur throughout the year. The NCFDD offers the Faculty Success Program, a semester-long virtual bootcamp for tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Participants work with coaches and a small peer group to develop their writing skills.

Free Resources for Faculty, Postdocs, and Graduate Students

About the NCFDD

The NCFDD’s empirically-supported core curriculum is designed to support the development of 10 Key Skills and Strategies that lead to academic success. The core curriculum is based on empirically-tested resources that are best practices for every faculty member. These foundational skills are critical to academic success and transcend discipline, rank, race, and gender, which means that our resources can benefit a large number of faculty, graduate students, and post-docs at any institution. However, the curriculum also directly addresses the unique challenges and obstacles that under-represented scholars face. This is a highly unique aspect of the NCFDD curriculum and ensures that the resources are essential tools for under-represented members on campus.

Founder Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD, left her tenured professorship in 2010 to create the NCFDD. She continues to provide workshops for faculty at colleges across the U.S. She is the author of three books: Beyond Black, Raising Biracial Children, and The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure without Losing Your Soul, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters. Kerry Ann’s award-winning work with under-represented faculty has been featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and she writes an advice column for Inside Higher Ed.