National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Virginia Tech is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The independent center provides professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities to more than 65,000 members representing colleges and universities in the United States. The center focuses on helping faculty, particularly underrepresented faculty, successfully make the transition from graduate student to professor.
As an institutional member, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and faculty members from all ranks can enroll in a free sub-account membership to get access to the center’s online resources which include webinars, multi-week courses, discussion forums, accountability matches, and career center, among others. Resources focus on increasing productivity, time management, maintaining work-life balance, resolving conflict, personal organizations, and cultivating mentors, sponsors, and collaborators. All faculty members at Virginia Tech are able to sign-up for an account to access the center’s online resources.
- The Monday Motivator
- Monthly productivity workshops
- Multi-Week Courses each term
- Career Center
- Audio recordings, slides, and transcripts of all workshops
- Private networking forum
- Moderated monthly writing challenges