Join the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

We invite you to take a moment to join the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).  Already a member? Then, considering reaching out to a colleague, staff member, or graduate student and invite them to join. 

The NCFDD offers many resources to support you professionally, including the upcoming webinar “How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities” on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Other offerings include the weekly Monday Motivator, 14-Day Writing Challenges, multi-week courses, and Core Curriculum webinars. NCFDD’s programs and resources compliment those offered at Fairfield University while connecting members into a national professional network. 

This nationally-recognized, independent organization offers career development and mentoring resources for faculty, staff, and graduate students with particular attention to diversity.  This membership represents Fairfield University’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to the pursuit of academic excellence. 

To claim your free 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 (i.e.

5.       Go to your institutional email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

6.       If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at 


Questions about the membership? Have a story to share about what your NCFDD membership means to you? Please contact Prof. Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Vice Provost for Scholarly and Inclusive Excellence, at 

Prof. Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, Faculty Chair for Inclusive Excellence, Prof. Stephanie Storms, Associate Dean of SEHD, and Prof. Laurie Grupp, Dean of SEHD, serve as additional contacts for NCFDD.  The NCFDD membership compliments the faculty development and support at Fairfield University provided by the Center for Academic Excellence and its Director of Curriculum Development, Prof. Carol Ann Davis; Faculty Liaison for Innovative Research, Prof. Kathy Nantz; and Faculty Chair for Inclusive Excellence, Prof. Rachelle Brunn-Bevel.

Please watch for further announcements and opportunities to learn more about NCFDD.  Thank you all for your continued dedication to our pursuit of diversity and inclusive excellence. I wish you the best for the Spring 2022 semester.

Jocelyn M. Boryczka, PhD
Vice Provost for Scholarly and Inclusive Excellence
Professor of Politics

For more information, contact Kim Baer / ext. 2292 /