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People may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.
— Felix Adler
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
In partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Diversity Advisory Council, the strategic plan's Executive Implementation Committee, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic and Research Officer, and the deans, I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has purchased a two-year institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. It delivers a variety of web-based services, including webinars, workshops, and discussion forums that cover topics focusing on increasing productivity, improving time management, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, among other professional development options.
The NCFDD institutional membership offers numerous benefits at no charge to UMB faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students, such as:
- Weekly Monday Motivator
- 12 monthly Core Training Webinars
- 12 monthly Guest Expert Webinars and access to our Multi-Week Courses
- Video of all workshops so members can learn at their convenience
- Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring and problem-solving
- Monthly accountability buddy match
- Moderated monthly writing challenges
- Access to member library, which includes past workshop materials, referrals, and readings
To take advantage of this opportunity, activate your confidential, personal membership account today.
How to Activate Your Institutional Sub-Account Membership:
- Visit www.facultydiversity.org/join and select institution’s name from the list of Institutional Members.
- On the institution’s landing page, click “Activate Your Membership.”
- Complete the registration process, and be sure to include your institutional email address (i.e., @youruniversity.edu).
- You will receive a welcome email prompting you to activate your account.
We hope you take advantage of the resources available through the NCFDD. We will be reaching out to you to solicit feedback over the coming months. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this institutional membership, please email Karen D. Matthews, MPA, director of planning and program development, or call extension 6-2422.