NCFDD institutional membership

NCFDD membership is open to all current Seattle University faculty, academic professionals, grad students, and Law students.

Click here to join NCFDD.

The work of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) complements the on-campus work of the Center for Faculty Development. We are therefore funding institutional membership to NCFDD for ALL SU's faculty and graduate/law students. To join NCFDD, click this link to create a new institutional sub-membership on the NCFDD website:

NCFDD's services focus on four key areas of faculty success:

  • strategic planning
  • explosive productivity
  • healthy relationships
  • work-life balance

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 webinars 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

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, open to all faculty and graduate students. The Dean of each school/college, along with the Center for Faculty Development, funded the membership for their own faculty and graduate students. 

Since 2014-15, the Center for Faculty Development has fully taken over funding membership. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.