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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

USC NCFDD: Benefits of Individual Membership

Our institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) means that all faculty, post-docs, and graduate students from any of our schools and college have access to NCFDD resources at no cost. 

Benefits include 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 USC Individual Membership Account:

  1. Visit the NCFDD website
  2. Select your USC campus name from the dropdown list of institutions
  3. Select “Activate My Membership”
  4. Fill in your account information
  5. 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

The Faculty Success Program (FSP) is the NCFDD's intensive virtual boot camp designed for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This 12-week program offers intensive coaching, weekly small group sessions, time tracking tools, master coach sessions, and peer support. 

The Faculty Success Program is offered during the fall, spring, and summer and does incur an additional cost. Faculty members can pay for this program on their own, seek departmental and/or collegiate support, or apply for support after completing one of USC’s major faculty development programs.

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