Center for Faculty Development
Faculty Resources

NCFDD

  • Become an SU member of NCFDD (open to all SU faculty, grad students, and Law students).

    Hosted NCFDD tele-workshops on campus

    To build community around NCFDD services, the Center for Faculty Development caters several featured NCFDD tele-workshops each year. 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.

    Featured NCFDD tele-workshops for Fall 2014

    • Overcoming academic perfectionism | Oct 21
    • Strategies for dealing with stress | Nov 17

    Click here for detailed descriptions.

    Register

    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 (which opens an email to Center for Faculty Development) and hitting "send." Center for Faculty Developmentis 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, the Center for Faculty Development, 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, the Center for Faculty Development and the Office of the Provost provided partial funding for 50 SU faculty members to join NCFDD for the 2011-12 academic year.

    For both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, SU took out an institutional membership to NCFDD that is open to all faculty and graduate students. The Dean of each school/college, along with the Center for Faculty Development, is funding the membership for their own faculty and graduate students. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.