National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Click here to become an SU member of NCFDD (open to all SU faculty, grad students, and Law students).
Hosted NCFDD Tele-Workshop on Campus
To build community around NCFDD services, CETL will reserve rooms on campus for several NCFDD tele-workshops. An SU host will be at each one to dial in to the workshop on a speaker phone. We also hope to have a few minutes at the end to share ideas and suggestions related to each tele-workshop.
NCFDD Tele-Workshops for Spring
• Mastering academic time management | April 3
• Every summer needs a plan | May 1
• Academic parenthood: How faculty manage work and family | May 7
Click here for detailed descriptions.
Each school/college at Seattle University has funded institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) for their faculty and graduate students. You may join NCFDD at any time by clicking this link (which opens an email to CETL) and hitting "send." CETL is coordinating the membership, so once we forward your name and email address to the NCFDD, you will receive an email directly from NCFDD with instructions for setting up your membership.
NCFDD’s services/programs include:
- Weekly emails encouraging faculty to think about specific aspects of their professional lives, especially on research productivity and overcoming challenges to that productivity (“Monday Motivators”).
- Monthly teleworkshops on a range of topics.
- Monthly guest expert workshops.
- Access to a private discussion forum.
- Monthly mentor matches.
- Moderated monthly writing challenges (to help faculty accelerate their progress with a particular project).
You can find more information about NCFDD on their website at www.facultydiversity.org.
Background on Seattle University and NCFDD membership
In April 2011, the Albers School of Business & Economics, CETL, and the Office of the Provost cosponsored a workshop by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, the Executive Director of NCFDD. The workshop, called "Writing, Procrastination, and Resistance: How to identify what's holding you back and move through it," was attended by 42 SU faculty members. Based on the positive feedback and interest expressed by attendees, CETL and the Office of the Provost provided partial funding for 50 SU faculty members to join NCFDD for the 2011-12 academic year.
For the 2012-13 academic year, SU took out an institutional membership to NCFDD that is open to all faculty and graduate students. Each Dean of each school/college is funding the membership for their own faculty and graduate students. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.