National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

CSUDH is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, & graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. NCFDD programs and services are designed to help scholars increasetheir research productivity and work-life balance. Find more information and make an account at the NCFDD website.

NCFDD Calendar for Fall 2021

All NCFDD webinars are hosted on the NCFDD website. Sign in or create an account at NCFDD.

CSUDH is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Utilize your existing account or create a new account at with your CSUDH email account to register for the following Fall 2021 webinars.


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Applications closed on November 1, 2021

This year, CSUDH will be sponsoring a limited number of faculty to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program Spring 2022, a 12-week intensive mentoring program for tenure-track faculty designed to increase writing productivity and retention, as well as build community among historically excluded faculty. The program provides time tracking via the NCFDD’s custom WriteNow platform, individual coaching sessions, weekly training modules, and accountability calls with an NCFDD-Certified Productivity Coach. By the end of the program, participants will have developed the skills and habits they need to move forward with increased research and writing productivity and a better work-life balance.

Program Details:

  • The program is solely for tenure-track probationary Assistant Professors (pre-tenure) faculty members
  • The program will run from January 23 – April 16, 2022
  • Each FSP participant is assigned to a small group (4 people) that is led by an NCFDD-Certified Coach.
  • Every week, participants meet for a 75-minute small-group coaching call
  • Participants complete the self-directed weekly modules as well as coach-guided homework every week
  • Every weekday during the program, participants log on to the FSP platform, WriteNow, to check in and track their daily progress on writing, research, and personal goals
  • FSP participants should anticipate spending 1.5 - 2 hours each week watching the weekly training videos and completing the homework assignments

Who is Eligible for this Program?

  • Tenure-track probationary Assistant Professors (pre-tenure)
  • Faculty members able to commit to the entire duration of the program
  • Faculty members able to commit approximately 3 hours per week to the program (75-minute small-group coaching call, weekly training videos, and homework assignments)

What is the application process?

  • Interested faculty members will complete an application which includes a statement of interest explaining why they are applying to the program, how they think they will benefit, and how their participation will contribute to equity at CSUDH
  • Applications closed on Monday, November 1, 2021

How will participants be selected?

  • To be considered, faculty members must submit a complete application by the deadline
  • Preference will be given to faculty members meeting one or more of the following criteria:
    • Ability to express how their participation in this program will contribute to equity at CSUDH
    • Strong statement of interest
    • Previous participation in NCFDD webinar, writing challenge, or other program