National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
University of Maine is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a well-regarded independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. NCFDD provides online career development, training, and mentoring resources.
In addition, UMaine annually supports faculty to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program.
An overview of membership resources can be found here.
NCFDD resources include:
- Monday Motivator Newsletter (tips to increase productivity)
- Multi-Week Courses (led by expert facilitators)
- Private Discussion Forums (Network, participate in writing challenges, problem-solve, and share information)
- The Library (Slides and audio recordings of webinars)
- The Career Center (Learn about the job search process)
- Resources and Referrals (Services for coaching, editing, and recommended readings)
- Early Career Faculty Guidebook
14-Day Writing Challenge
Multiple times each year, NCFDD offers a 14-Day Writing Challenge . The challenge is to write for at least 30 minutes every day (M-F) for two weeks. By registering for the 14-Day Writing Challenge, you are connected to a community working to meet the same goals and holding each other accountable.
Writing Accountability Buddy
You can request to be matched with a writing accountability buddy of a similar rank/title. NCFDD will match buddies as they receive requests.
How to Activate Your University of Maine Sponsored Membership:
- Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (http://www.facultydiversity.org/).
- Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Claim Your Institutional Membership.”
- Within the list of universities, click on “University of Maine.”
- Complete the registration form by following all instructions. Be sure to provide your UMaine email address.
- Once you have submitted your registration information and NCFDD has approved your connection to UMaine, you should receive a welcome email.
(requires NCFDD membership; see activation instructions above)
- Chapter 1: Accountability Matters
- Chapter 2: Creating Micro Goals to Maximize Your 30-Minute Writing Session
- Chapter 3: Productivity Pick-Me-Ups
- Chapter 4: The 5 D’s: What to Do When All Your – – – – Don’t Fit
- Chapter 5: Advancing Your Strategic Plan
- Chapter 6: How to Revise & Resubmit in No Time
- Chapter 7: Promoting Your Publications
- Chapter 8: Rethinking Self-Care
- Chapter 9: The Art of Saying “Yes”: Seeking and Securing Opportunities in Academia
- Chapter 10: Touchstone Teamwork
FULL-LENGTH WEBINARS (Representative Sample)
- How to Translate Your Research for a General Audience
- Rising Above Burnout
- Making the Case: Preparing Your Dossier for Promotion to Full Professor
- Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Teaching Practices
- Panel: “What I Wished I Would Have Known as a New Full-Time Faculty Member”
- Creating a Culture of Support for All Faculty
- Indigenous Time Management
The NCFDD offers a virtual training opportunity called the Faculty Success Program. This program has an additional cost associated with it, shared between the Office of the Provost and the respective college. A 12-week program, aimed at tenure-track faculty, develops skills and habits to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Among its features are a supportive community, time-tracking techniques, individual coaching sessions, weekly trainings, and accountability sessions. 18 UMaine faculty members have participated in the Faculty Success Program. You should speak with your Chair and Associate Dean about available cost sharing to enable your participation in this program.
Rebecca Buchanan, COEHD, School of Learning and Teaching
Jacquelyn Gill, NSFA, School of Biology and Ecology
Liliana Herakova, CLAS, Communication and Journalism
Nadege Levallet, MBS, Management and Information Systems
Bonnie Newsom, CLAS, Anthropology
Daniel Puhlman, COEHD, Family Studies
Karissa Tilbury, MCEC, Chemical Engineering
Matthew Wallhead, NSFA, School of Food and Agriculture
Luis Zambrano-Cruzatty, MCEC, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Amanda Klemmer, NSFA, School of Biology
Rachel Schattman, NSFA, School of Food and Agriculture
Asif Nawaz, CLAS, History/International Affairs
Rebecca DeWan, CLAS, School of Performing Arts
Haley Schneider, CLAS, Communication and Journalism
Sarah Luis Walton, CLAS, Sociology
Greg Nelson, CLAS, School of Computer and Info Science
Amelia Couture Bue, CLAS, Communication and Journalism