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 Spring 2016
- How to maximize your sabbatical: From application to completion | Apr 20
- Microaggressions, micro-resistance, and ally development in the academy | May 11
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 (which opens an email to Center for Faculty Development) and hit "send." The Center for Faculty Development coordinates the membership, so once we forward your name and email address to 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, 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.
From 2014-15, the Center for Faculty Development has fully taken over funding membership. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.