National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | New Resource for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Postdocs

From the Office of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion:

As part of the University’s continued commitment to nurturing a climate where current, new, and future faculty can thrive, Columbia has joined 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. They provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

The Institutional Membership includes access to NCFDD resources for ALL Columbia faculty, graduate students and postdocs.

  1. To claim your free membership, complete the following steps:
  2. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  3. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Claim Your Institutional Membership.”
  4. Within the list of universities, click on “Columbia University.”
  5. Complete the registration form by following all instructions. Be sure to provide your Columbia email address.
  6. Once you have submitted your registration information and NCFDD has approved your connection to Columbia, you should receive a welcome email.

If you have any questions about Columbia’s institutional membership, please contact Shana Lassiter (Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion) at [email protected].

Additional information, including a calendar of upcoming NCFDD events, can also be found at

If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at [email protected].

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