The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity offers live and recorded webinars, courses, and workshops covering many topics that pertain to different stages of academic careers.

To receive many resources at no cost to you, register with your NetID for an account linked to our MSU institutional membership by clicking to the NCFDD website here (external link). Creating an account allows you to register for upcoming seminars or access past documents and recorded sessions.

Faculty Success Program

Each year, the NCFDD hosts several iterations of the Faculty Success Program, a twelve-week online program to support tenure-system faculty with the goals of increasing research and writing productivity, gaining control of their time, and balancing personal and professional responsibilities.

We ask for the help of academic leaders to identify tenure-system faculty who could most benefit from this type of opportunity.  As you know, we are committed to diversifying our faculty ranks, retaining our diverse faculty and eliminating barriers to faculty success. This program provides additional support for achieving those goals.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity was founded by a Michigan State University alumna, Kerry-Ann Rockquemore. The Faculty Success Program is NCFDD’s most robust and practical support for faculty, with programs intentionally designed to connect faculty from underrepresented groups to a broader community of scholars. The program components include weekly training modules, small group calls, private coaching and an online community of peers. If you wish to read more about this program, please see https://www.facultydiversity.org/fsp-bootcamp.

Typically each summer, the Provost agrees to support the program costs (~$3,500 per participant) for approximately 15 selected faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, each faculty member is required to provide a brief (1-page) description about how the experience affected their professional development and will receive $500 for professional travel from the Office of the Provost.

Timeframe of the 2019 Summer Faculty Success Program

This year’s summer program runs Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Nominations Process

For each nomination, please include the following:

  1. A one page letter of support from their direct supervisor (department chair, school director, or dean)
  2. A one page letter from the applicant indicating why this program would be beneficial to them, including the specific ways will it make a difference in their work
  3. Applicant CV


The deadline for summer funding for 2019 has passed.


Please contact Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.