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The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Composed of faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities, Texas A&M is an institutional member of the NCFDD. This membership is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office for Diversity and Faculty Affairs, and grants the following member benefits to all Texas A&M faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at no individual cost:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

View Membership Overview

How to Activate Your Membership

  1. Go to or click on "Claim Your Membership" below.
  2. Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. or
  5. Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.

Claim Your Membership

We encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you through the NCFDD. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Heather Wilkinson, associate vice president for Faculty Affairs and associate provost for faculty success, at If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

NCFDD'S Faculty Success Program

The Faculty Success Program is about learning the secrets to increasing your research productivity, getting control of your time and living a full and healthy life beyond your campus.

As the NCFDD's signature program, the Faculty Success Program is specifically designed to transform your personal and professional life.

The program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a whole new level.

Tenure-Track and Tenure Faculty Learn How To:

  • Start the term with an achievable set of personal and professional goals as well as a realistic plan to meet them.
  • Develop a consistent, healthy and sustainable daily writing routine.
  • Move forward in developing the publication profile that will exceed your institution's promotion criteria.
  • Align your time with your institution's priorities and your personal values.
  • Master best practices in academic time management.
  • Identify your resistance and develop a set of strategies to move through it.
  • Nourish your physical and emotional health.
  • Enjoy a full life beyond campus.
  • Participate in an intensely supportive community that processes day-to-day challenges, pushes individuals when they need it and celebrates members' successes as they occur.

This 12-week program is offered three times a year for an extra charge. Texas A&M faculty qualify for a discounted rate due to the Institutional Membership. In addition, ADVANCE provides a limited number of NCFDD Faculty Success Fellowships to eligible faculty who are interested in participating in this program.