National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

KU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This membership provides a resource for professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

The NCFDD provides a variety of web-based services including webinars, facilitated learning communities, an online forum, peer accountability matches and others. All NCFDD programs are based on a core curriculum of foundational skills critical to academic success that transcend discipline, rank, race, and gender. While these resources can benefit a large number of faculty, graduate students, and post-docs, they also directly address unique challenges that scholars from under-represented groups experience.

Resources focus on increasing productivity, time management, maintaining work-life balance, resolving conflict, and personal organization. Additionally, NCFDD resources will provide guidance to faculty to help broaden their mentoring and professional networks.

To learn more about the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, please visit

How to Activate Your Institutional Sub-Account Membership

  1. Visit, and select University of Kansas from the list of Institutional Members.
  2. Click “Activate Your Membership.”
  3. Complete the registration process, and be sure to include your KU email address (i.e.
  4. You will receive a welcome e-mail prompting you to activate your account. 
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