As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent organization dedicated to professional development, training and mentoring, helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their careers. It comprises more than 80,000 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.
Vanderbilt’s membership in NCFDD gives all faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students free personal membership to the organization for one year. This membership includes professional development training and intensive mentoring programs. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics, such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals and more.
NCFDD member resources include:
- Weekly e-newsletter
- Live monthly webinars and access to video recordings of them
- Access to courses
- Private discussion forum for peer mentoring and problem solving
- Monthly accountability buddy match
- Moderated monthly writing challenges
- Access to the career center and member library
Learn more and activate your membership on the Vanderbilt Office of the Provost website.