MSU continues to invest in an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).  The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, academic staff, postdocs, and graduate students. In our current situation with limited in-person interactions, MSU’s institutional membership with the NCFDD opens up many online resources for all academics at the University. Included in the membership is access to writing groups, online modules, and webinars on a variety of topics relevant to academic life.  (Sign up for the Fall 2020 14-Day Writing Challenge beginning October 19th!)  MSU academics who have taken advantage of the membership have found it useful to connect with a broader community of scholars. They comment that the content is engaging, timely, and actionable as they navigate their careers.

NCFDD recently announced their fall Guest Webinar line-up which provides insight into the types of programs and topics they offer:

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Bracing for and Embracing the Fall as a Blkademic
    Della Mosley, PhD
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Building and Leading Successful Research Teams
    Brandy Simula, PhD
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Women’s brain health at midlife: What does menopause have to do with it?
    Pauline Maki, PhD
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Engagement Matters: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar
    Kerry Ann O’Meara, PhD

To sign up for any of these webinars, activate your NCFDD account linked to MSU.  Visit the NCFDD site and click on the “activate my membership” box, and follow the instructions. (Using your email will expedite the process.)

ALL faculty members, academic staff, postdocs, and graduate students are included in the institutional membership!