National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

IUPUI is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The Center is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. In addition to the resources available to you as an institutional member, the Center also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs. Click here to claim your institutional membership and activate your no-cost personal membership account or follow these registration instructions.

As an institutional member, you have access to their full suite of online support resources, including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator emails
  • Monthly Core Curriculum webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Multi-Week Courses
  • Member Library, inclusive of past webinars, referrals, and readings
  • 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Peer-mentor (“buddy”) matches by request
  • Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program for FSP alumni

Click here for a listing of NCFDD member events this semester.

Faculty Success Program (FSP)

NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program is a 12-week intensive virtual bootcamp for tenure-track/tenured faculty seeking to increase their research/writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Program Outcomes

  • Set achievable personal and professional goals that align with your institution’s priorities and your own values.
  • Create a realistic and concrete plan to meet your goals.
  • Establish and maintain a healthy and sustainable daily writing habit.
  • Develop a publication portfolio that will exceed your institution's criteria for promotion.
  • Better manage your time spent on teaching, service, research, and writing so that it aligns with your goals.
  • Identify obstacles that are holding you back and strategies to move through them.
  • Prioritize your physical and emotional health.

Participants of the Faculty Success Program within the last five years report the following:

  • 100% were satisfied with the program
  • 94% believed the program improved writing productivity
  • 88% believed the program improved their work-life balance


The faculty success program helps us think about our own professional goals (not what others want for us, but what we want for ourselves!) and learn to put those first so that we are spending the most time on the things that get us where we want to go (rather than on the things that ultimately are holding us back).

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, School of Science, Spring 2018 Participant

The faculty success program is a very thoughtful and intentional one that has been transformational. In groups of four junior scholars alongside a senior colleague that served as coach, we learned skills such as to develop a realistic strategic plan for the semester, to balance research, service, and teaching, to balance work and life responsibilities, time tracking and time management, and to create and sustain a network of mentors.

Marlene Walk, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Spring 2018 Participant

The faculty success program helped me cultivate a daily writing practice and a better awareness of my work habits that will be invaluable as I build my academic career. I feel fortunate I was able to participate in the program during my first year on the tenure track.

 Elizabeth B. daSilva, Division of Science/IUPUC, Spring 2019 Participant

My experience with the FSP was everything I had hoped for and more.

Danna Kostroun, School of Liberal Arts, Fall 2020 Participant