National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Through a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, Office of Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence, and Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, American University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Our institutional membership provides faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars with professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities. NCFDD offers a wide range of virtual programs to help you enhance your productivity, increase your sense of well-being, and connect to a larger academic community.
Resources available through AU’s NCFDD membership transcend discipline, rank, race, and gender, but they are specifically designed to address the challenges that underrepresented scholars may face during their careers.
Under “Select Your Institution,” choose “American University”
Select “Activate my Membership”
Complete the registration form using your AU email address
Check your email to find a welcome message and click to “Activate Account”
Once registered, you can take full advantage of our institutional membership.
Should you have any questions, please contact Sara Biggs, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communication, at email@example.com.
Faculty Success Program
The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program Spring 2024 session (January 22 – March 31). This 12-week intensive “boot camp” experience combines coaching, peer support, and accountability tools, and it has received very positive reviews from past participants at AU and other institutions. Learn more about what is included on the NCFDD website.
The Faculty Success Program is open to tenure-line faculty as well as selected faculty not on the tenure line. All participants must have completed their terminal degree (most commonly their PhD). Faculty not on the tenure line must meet the following qualifications:
Currently hold a long-term contract or permanent position
Have an active research agenda
The tuition will be covered by the Office of the Provost for selected participants.
Interested faculty should submit a proposal of no more than one page that includes: name, contact information, school/college and department (if applicable), and a brief statement on why this professional development opportunity would benefit you. Please send your proposal and a copy of your C.V. to Sara Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, October 4. for consideration. Candidates will be notified of their selection in mid-October or will be encouraged to apply for a future session.
Following the Spring 2024 session, selected faculty will be asked to write a reflection on their experience that will inform future decisions on participation.