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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Membership

Through NC State University’s institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members.

NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NC State has purchased an institutional membership, allowing all faculty members, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students to take receive the program benefits free for one year. The membership includes Core Curriculum webinars, access to multi-week courses, audio, slides and transcripts of all workshops so learning can be done at your convenience.

NCFDD Member Resources Include:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator Email
  • Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Guest Expert Webinars and Multi-Week Courses
  • Resource Library (includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings)
  • 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Buddy Matching
  • Discussion Forums

How to Activate Your NC State Sponsored Membership:

  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  2. Click “Become a Member” or “Join NCFDD.”
  3. You will be asked if your university is an Institutional Member. Select “”North Carolina State University, Raleigh” from the dropdown box.
  4.  On the next page, select “Activate my Membership” and follow the registration instructions.

You will receive a welcome e-mail confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.