National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

As part of university’s continued mission, we have recently obtained an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).


The NCFDD 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.

Membership Overview:

Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars

The NCFDD's Core Curriculum is designed to teach you the 10 key skills necessary to thrive in the academy. We define "thriving" as having extraordinary writing and research productivity and having a full and healthy life off campus.

Guest Expert Webinars and Multi-Week Courses

The NCFDD offers a variety of Guest Expert Webinars designed to meet the needs of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students. The Multi-Week Courses are intensive series offered by expert facilitators to tackle the Academy's most pressing challenges.

14-Day Writing Challenges Each Semester

The 14-Day Writing Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing in a supportive community and a little dose of electronic love. Click here to register for this semester's writing challenge.

Weekly Monday Motivator E-mails

One of the most popular resources, the Monday Motivator is a weekly email that provides positive energy, good vibes, and a productivity tip. Each Monday Motivator is a micro-learning opportunity to reinforce the ideas presented in our Core Curriculum webinars.

Dissertation Success Curriculum

The Dissertation Success Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. The program is built on the assumption that there is only one way to complete a dissertation: write it!

Buddy Matching (by request)

Monthly accountability buddy matching with fellow NCFDD members

Complete these Steps to Claim Your Membership:

  • Go to 
  • Select "Louisiana State University" from the list of members.
  • Click "Continue."
    On LSU's landing page, click "Activate My Membership."
  • Complete a brief registration form using your LSU email address.
  • Check your LSU email account for the confirmation email, click “Activate Account."

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Faculty Success Program


Dissertation Success Curriculum