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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Membership

/resources-faculty/NCFDD.pcf Image Through Vanderbilt University’s institutional membership, all faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NCFDD member resources include:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Twelve monthly core training webinars
  • Twelve monthly guest expert webinars
  • Access to their Multi-Week Courses
  • Audio, slides and transcripts of all workshops so members can learn at their convenience
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem solving
  • Monthly accountability buddy match
  • Moderated monthly writing challenges
  • Access to their Career Center where members can post and search job listings
  • Access to their Member Library, which includes past workshop materials, referrals and readings.
  • Targeted online writing retreats led by faculty facilitators

How to Activate Your VU Sponsored Membership:

  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  2. Select the “Join NCFDD” tab and choose Vanderbilt University from the menu, then “Continue”
  3. Click the “Activate my Membership” button
  4. Complete the registration process

For More Information:

For any questions, please contact Dawn Turton ,Sr. Assistant Provost for Faculty and Strategic Affairs.