What is the NCFDD?

The University of Maine is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. NCFDD provides online career development, training, and mentoring resources.

As part of UMaine’s institutional membership, all faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and administrators now have free on-demand access to NCFDD’s resources.

Claim Your Membership

Sign up for your UMaine sponsored membership to gain access to the many free resources. Choose “University of Maine” from the drop-down menu, then select “Activate my Membership.” Complete the registration form using your UMS email address, then click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.

Free Resources for Faculty, Post-docs, and Graduate Students

The Curriculum

NCFDD’s core curriculum focuses on the development of key skills and strategies that lead to academic success. Members are provided trainings to establish and develop success habits which include:

  • Semester planning
  • Aligning time with priorities
  • Developing a consistent daily writing practice
  • Mastering academic time management
  • Moving from resistance to writing
  • Learning the art of saying “no”
  • Cultivating a network of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators
  • Overcoming academic perfectionism
  • Engaging in and resolving conflict in a healthy way
  • Strategies for dealing with stress and rejection

Upcoming Spring 2022 workshops

“SKILL” webinars are part of NCFDD’s Core Curriculum. These core sessions will be followed by an informal Zoom roundtable talk, facilitated by Associate Provost Jessica Miller. All faculty are invited!

SKILL webinar – Every Semester Needs a Plan

  • Thurs Jan. 13, 2022 | 2:00-3:45 pm ET | Facilitator: Carlita Favero, PhD
  • Roundtable talk: Semester Planning
    • Wed Jan. 19, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm
    • Zoom link: https://maine.zoom.us/j/83448491738 

Guest webinar – Presumed Incompetent II: Lessons from the Struggles and Victories of Women of Color in Academia

  • Tues Jan. 18, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET | Facilitator: Carmen Gonzalez, JD

SKILL webinar – How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

  • Thurs Feb. 10, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 pm ET | Facilitator: Lisa Hanasono, PhD
  • Roundtable talk: Aligning Time and Priorities
    • Tues Feb. 15, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm 
    • Zoom link: https://maine.zoom.us/j/85223902553

Guest webinar – Media Interviews and Relationship Building

  • Tues Feb. 22, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET | Facilitator: Scholars Strategy Network

SKILL webinar – How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice

  • Thurs Mar. 10, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 pm ET | Facilitator: Erin Furtak, PhD
  • Roundtable talk: Writing Daily [location TBA]
    • Mon Mar. 21, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Guest webinar – Pivot to Public Writing

  • Tues March 15, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET | Facilitators: Anthony Ocampo, PhD and Lisa Hanasono, PhD

SKILL webinar – Mastering Academic Time Management

  • Thurs Apr. 14, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 pm ET | Facilitator: Naomi Levy, PhD
  • Roundtable talk: Time Management [location TBA]
    • Thurs Apr. 21, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Guest webinar – How to Translate Your Research for a General Audience

  • Tues Apr.19, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET | Facilitator: Danielle Bainbridge, PhD