Office of the Provost



The University of Toledo  has joined the National Center for Faculty Development  and Diversity as an Institutional Member.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community for over 90,000 faculty, post-docs and grad students, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.  Through monthly training workshops, and multi-week courses, NCFDD aims to help faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students achieve outstanding research and writing productivity while maintaining work-life balance.

Read about National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


Set-up your membership in 5 easy steps. View Step by step guide. 


Learn how to make the most of your NCFDD membership. 


NCFDD offers live webinars that you personalize to fit your personal and professional development needs.



NCFDD focuses on areas to help you achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a healthy life off campus.


The benefits to faculty for utilizing your NCFDD membership.


For questions regarding the NCFDD Institutional Membership.


How to access Membership

To claim your free  UToledo sponsored institutional membership, complete the following steps:

1) Go to
2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
3) Select “Activate my Membership”
4) Complete the registration form using your institutional email address
5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

View step-by-step guide on accessing your account 

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1. Register for your institutional membership
2. Review webinar and attend those of interest
3. Review library resources
4. Join a 14-Day Writing Challenge Bootcamp
5. Register for a peer mentor (buddy)
6. Contact NCFDD with question to meet your specific goals
7.  Talk to your colleagues about your experience and participation

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Fall 2022 webinars 


SKILL #8: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism  

Thu, Sep 8, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET 

Creating a Culture of Support for All Faculty 

Tue, Sep 20, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

SKILL #9: How To Engage In Healthy Conflict   

Thu, Oct 13, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET 

Zoom Presentation: Exposing The Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Structural And Systemic Change For Mid-Career Faculty Advancement

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Zoom Presentation: Live Q&A: Exposing The Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Structural And Systemic Change For Mid-Career Faculty Advancement

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 | 3:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Maximizing Productivity And Sparking Synergies Among Teaching, Research, And Service At Small Liberal Arts Colleges

Tue, Oct 25, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

SKILL #10: How To Manage Stress, Rejection & The Haters In Your Midst

Thu, Nov 10, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Indigenous Time Management

Tue, Nov 29, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET


Recommended Readings

The founder of NCFDD, Kerry Anne Rockquemore, has been writing about faculty development for Inside Higher Ed for over a decade. Some of our favorite articles she has written include: 

For Assistant Professors:

For Newly Tenured Faculty:

For Chairs & Mentors:

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Programs and Resources for NCFDD Members

The Core Curriculum

NCFDD's Core Curriculum is designed to teach you the 10 key skills necessary to thrive in the Academy. We define "thriving" as having extraordinary writing and research productivity AND having a full and healthy life off-campus.

Guest Expert Webinars & Multi-Week Courses

We offer a variety of Guest Expert Webinars designed to meet the needs of faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Our Multi-Week Courses are intensive series offered by expert facilitators to tackle the Academy's most pressing challenges.

14-Day Writing Challenges

The 14-Day Writing Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing in a supportive community and a little dose of electronic love.

 The Monday Motivator

One of our most popular resources, the Monday Motivator is a weekly email that provides positive energy, good vibes, and a productivity tip. Each Monday Motivator is a micro-learning opportunity to reinforce the ideas presented in our Core Curriculum webinars.

Dissertation Success Curriculum

The Dissertation Success Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. The program is built on the assumption that there is only one way to complete a dissertation: write it!

Multi-Week Web Courses

Online programs is our most popular program. It helps tenure-track and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

NCFDD's library of all previous webinars 

Access to our Member Library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

Peer-mentor ("buddy") matches by request

Monthly accountability buddy matching with fellow NCFDD members

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● Greater success in publication and securing external funding for their research
● Increased confidence in themselves as independent scholars
● Healthier relationships with departmental colleagues
● Increased interaction with campus mentors, sponsors, and support services
● Increased job satisfaction and commitment to their current institution

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If you have any questions regarding the NCFDD Institutional Membership or member benefits, please
contact or call 313.347.8485.

Contact in the Office of the Provost is La Fleur Small, Vice Provost of Academic Administration and Faculty Affairs at

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Last Updated: 8/31/22