MSU joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Mississippi State’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion announced Monday [June 25] that Mississippi State University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) as an institutional member.

The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs and graduate students.

As part of the institutional license, MSU faculty, post-docs and graduate students will have access to the following member resources at no additional cost:  

  • Weekly Monday Motivator email. 
  • 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 and moderated writing challenges.
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches.
  • Access to 14-Day writing challenges.
  • Access to the member library that includes all past webinars, referrals, and readings.

To claim a free institutional membership, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Mississippi State University from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select "Activate my Membership.”
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. netid @
  5. Go to your institutional email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click "Activate Account" in the email. 

A listing of some upcoming summer webinars include:

  • July 19 - The Art of Saying No.
  • July 26 - August 9 (Thursdays)- How to Navigate the Academic Job Market (Multi-week course).
  • August 9 - Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors and Collaborators. 

Additionally, members may register for the 14-Day Writing Challenge, which runs July 8-21. Registration for this challenge will close on July 5.

For membership questions, contact Hannah Owens, associate director of MSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at For technical questions, email the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity at

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:23 am