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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) 

UC ANR is fortunate to be an institutional member of NCFDD. Founded in 2010, NCFDD is the leading provider of professional development in higher education. Working with over 300 colleges and universities, as well as thousands of individuals in schools across the country, they are devoted to supporting faculty members, postdocs and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. They provide professional development and mentoring through a host of resources that are applicable across all fields of inquiry. 

You don’t need to be a faculty member to benefit from NCFDD resources. Each of our employees has access to create an account (instructions below).  

Benefits of Individual Membership 

Our institutional membership means that all academics and staff have access to NCFDD resources covered by UC ANR. The benefits of activating your individual membership, and engaging with the available resources, can include greater success with getting published, securing grants, increased confidence as a scholar, and healthier relationships with colleagues. 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 
  • Discounted Faculty Success Program registration 
  • Online accountability and tracking software to alumni of the Faculty Success Program 
  • Private discussion forum for peer-mentoring and problem solving 

Activate Your UC ANR membership: 

1. Visit www.FacultyDiversity.org/Join
2. Select the “UC Agriculture and Natural Resources” name from the  dropdown list of institutions 
3. Select “Activate My Membership”
4. Fill in your account information

You will receive a welcome email within 24 business hours confirming that your account is active and that you can access NCFDD resources