The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity offers live and recorded webinars, courses, and workshops covering many topics that pertain to different stages of academic careers.  Topics range from learning core skills like how to engage in healthy conflict or overcoming academic perfectionism, to various other sessions on building and leading a successful research team or developing a career as a community engaged scholar.

To receive many resources at no cost to you, register with your NetID for an account linked to our MSU institutional membership. Click here to go to the NCFDD website (external link). Creating an account allows you to register for upcoming seminars or access past documents and recorded sessions.

I just want to give a huge shout out to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and to thank the University for making this wonderful resource available. I have found both their webinars and periodic Writing Challenges extremely useful — and they actually helped me write and publish several articles last year. Woohoo!
Anne (Ana) Coghlan, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Faculty Success Program

Each year, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) hosts several iterations of the Faculty Success Program, a twelve-week online program to support tenure-system faculty with the goals of increasing research and writing productivity, gaining control of their time, and balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity was founded by a Michigan State University alumna, Kerry-Ann Rockquemore. The Faculty Success Program is NCFDD’s most robust and practical support for faculty, with programs intentionally designed to connect faculty from underrepresented groups to a broader community of scholars. The program components include weekly training modules, small group calls, private coaching and an online community of peers. If you wish to read more about this program, please see https://www.facultydiversity.org/fsp-bootcamp.

The Faculty Success Program has traditionally been open to only tenure-system faculty; however, this past year, NCFDD expanded this opportunity to include faculty not on the tenure track who are currently in a long-term contract or permanent position and have research and publication requirements built into their role.

For this year’s summer program, the Provost has agreed to support the program costs (~$4750 per participant) for ten selected tenure-system faculty, with an additional three spots for non-tenure track faculty members who meet the requirements.  This year’s summer program runs May 20th – July 28, 2024.

The call for nominations will be sent to deans and department chairs/school directors in the coming weeks. Please reach out to your administrator to discuss your interest in the program.  

The link for nomination submissions will open here on January 8, 2024, and are due Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

Application materials required for nomination are as follows:

  1. A one-page letter of support from the applicant’s direct supervisor (department chair, school director, or dean)
    • For faculty not on the tenure track, please verify they have a research and publication requirement and have served in their role for at least four years.
    • For tenure-system faculty, please verify they have served in their role for at least one year.
  2. A one-page letter from the applicant indicating why this program would be beneficial to them, including specific ways it will make a difference in their work
  3. Applicant CV (please limit to 6 pages)


Please contact Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.