National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is proud to be an institutional member of the NCFDD, a nationally recognized center dedicated to helping faculty, post-docs, and graduate students make successful transitions throughout their academic careers by providing professional development, training, and mentoring. To learn more about NCFDD's mission, please click here.

Twin Cities Medical School faculty members can sign up to become a member to receive institutional resources at no cost.

Membership Includes Access To:

  • The Monday Motivator (weekly email including productivity tips)
  • Monthly core curriculum, guest expert webinars, and multi-week courses
  • The Career Center resources
  • Audio and video recordings, slides and transcripts from all webinars
  • Moderated monthly writing challenges and monthly mentor matches
  • Discount Faculty Success Program registration. More information can be found here
  • Online accountability and tracking software to alumni of the Faculty Success Program
  • Private discussion forum for peer-mentoring and problem solving

To Activate Your UMN Institutional Membership:

  • Visit
  • Fill in your registration information
  • Complete the registration process
  • You will receive a welcome email within 24 business hours confirming that your account is active and that you can access NCFDD resources

Faculty Success Program

Several faculty members from the Medical School have now participated in the FSP, a program designed for any faculty member who wants to craft a productive, successful, and satisfying faculty career. Specifically, the program provides intensive faculty support in the areas of “explosive productivity, work-life balance, healthy relationships, and strategic planning” through on-line facilitated small group interactions.
If you know of a faculty member who might be interested in participating in the more intensive FacultySuccessProgram, Provost Hanson has agreed to fund half of the total cost (total is $3250/participant for member institutions) for a certain number of tenure-track faculty each year. The Office of Faculty Affairs will fund the other half of the cost. Interested faculty online need to apply through the Provost's Office and our offices will work to cover funding for those who are accepted into the program.
You can find more information about the NCFDD, how to activate your membership, and how to apply for the Faculty Success Program at the Provost Office's website


Upcoming Cycles

The Provost's Office sets application dates for upcoming cycles. Please refer to their website for up-to-date application instructions.

Spring Cycle: Applications due October 15th
Summer Cycle: Applications due March 1st
Fall Cycle: Applications due June 15th