Deadline for Faculty Success Program extended to Nov. 8

We’re sure you have already heard about the exciting National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) opportunities from your chair. This is to inform you of an extended deadline to apply for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program (see below).

Faculty Success Program – Special Deadline

Although most NCFDD online tools and webinars are free of cost to members, the Faculty Success Program incurs additional cost.  This 12-week opportunity pairs UND tenure-track or tenured faculty with a tenured faculty coach, access to master coaching sessions, weekly training, and a supportive community to increase their research/creative activity productivity.   It is intended for faculty who want to:

  • Set achievable professional and personal goals and a realistic plan to meet them
  • Establish a consistent and sustainable daily writing routine
  • Develop a publication profile that exceeds the institution’s promotion criteria
  • Master best practices in academic time management
  • Excel at collaborating effectively with colleagues and administrators

Two of the faculty from the College of Education and Human Development have participated in the faculty success program in the past and share their experiences here:

Rhea Owens: “I have found the Faculty Success Program to be very rewarding, educational, and productive. The NCFDD provides a wide variety of resources and strategies that are intended to help individuals be successful. There are webinars, video recordings, a chat function, a reward system, small group support, and more! Overall, I have found it to be a very positive experience. It came highly recommended to me, and I pass along the same message.”

Rachel Navarro: “The Faculty Success Program (FSP) has been a key source of support in my transition from an associate professor to full professor. FSP has helped me to identify my current professional goals and to strategically structure my time to achieve these goals. The weekly small group meetings (which include others at my professional stage) have been a source of accountability and encouragement. I highly recommend this program for faculty at all strategies of their careers.”

In light of the positive experiences of our faculty and elsewhere in the Faculty Success Program, please communicate this opportunity.  Faculty can pay for this program on their own or use their F & A funds, seek departmental and/or college support, or apply for limited TTaDA sponsorship which will cover the $3,950 fee to participate in the Faculty Success Program.  TTaDA will sponsor up to 10 faculty for the Spring 2019 (Jan. 19 – April 12, 2019) NCFDD Faculty Success Program.  Faculty sponsored by TTaDA will be expected to provide a minimum of one TTaDA workshop on a topic of their choice upon completion of their Faculty Success Program to share their expertise with colleagues.

Faculty interested in applying for TTaDA sponsorship should submit the following materials by Thursday, Nov. 8, to Taylor Hanson at

  • Updated and brief CV
  • A brief statement (one page maximum) of what you expect to achieve through your participation in this program
  • What type of TTaDA session you will provide upon completion of the program

Participants are expected to:

  • Be self-directed and responsible adult learners who are open to feedback
  • Regularly review the weekly trainings in the online community
  • Attend and actively participate in your Small Group Support and Accountability Calls
  • Complete the weekly homework assignments guided and supported by your Small Group Coach
  • Track your daily progress on Writing, Research, and Personal Goals in our private online community

Please consider applying!

More information is available at NCFDD Steps to access membership.

Kind regards,

Cindy Juntunen, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Lynette Krenelka, Executive Director of the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy
Debbie Storrs, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs