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 by clicking to the NCFDD website here (external link). Creating an account allows you to register for upcoming seminars or access past documents and recorded sessions.

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.

For the past few years, the Provost has covered the program costs (~$4750 per participant) for approximately 10 selected faculty to attend the Summer Faculty Success Program. Upon successful completion of the program, each faculty member will be required to provide a brief (1-page) description about how the experience affected their professional development.

A call for nominations will be sent in early 2021.


Please contact Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.