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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

In 2021, UTHSC became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Our membership is also open to UTHSC staff members, and we encourage all UTHSC employees to join.

This membership provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including multi-week courses; core curriculum webinars; guest expert webinars; private discussion forums for peer-mentoring, problem solving, and moderated writing challenges; and access to NCFDD's extensive member library.

The NCFDD provides 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

How to Join

To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1) Go to http://www.facultydiversity.org/join

2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu. We are listed as “University of Tennessee Health Science Center

3) Select “Activate my Membership

4) Complete the registration form using your UTHSC email address (i.e. @uthsc.edu)

5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Dr. Kristi Forman, Director of Faculty Affairs, via email or phone at 901.448. 3285. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.

Last Published: Aug 9, 2021