NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization dedicated to supporting over 285,000 faculty, graduate students, and postdocs on their path to successful academic careers. They provide an array of resources including professional development programs, training, and mentoring support.

As an Institutional Member of NCFDD, we encourage faculty members and academic professionals from all levels to sign up for a complimentary sub-account membership. This gives you exclusive access to their expansive online resources, including an array of webinars, resources, and programs.

Activate Your Account

Activating your NCFDD account is an easy, straightforward process. Simply visit this link, select your institution, click on the "Activate My Account" button, enter your institutional email, and follow the instructions.

NCFDD Membership Offerings

NCFDD content covers a broad spectrum of topics integral to academic life, such as techniques to enhance writing productivity, effective strategies for time management and prioritization, developing mentor relationships, strategies for securing external funding, and finding a healthy work-life balance. Access to NCFDD’s member platform offers a multitude of benefits including:

NCFDD Programs

The Faculty Success Program (FSP) is a potent and comprehensive program aimed at increasing productivity and promoting work-life balance among faculty. It includes weekly training modules, small-group accountability calls, online community access, and one-on-one coaching opportunities. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about the program.

Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program is designed to guide FSP Alumni on charting their unique path after attaining tenure. The program focuses on mid-career transition and how to maintain momentum and significance in academia post-tenure. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about the program.

1-on-1 Coaching offers individualized guidance, problem-solving, and support to FSP Alumni. It's a personalized approach to mentoring where faculty members receive additional dedicated attention from our trained and experienced FSP coaches. This offering has an additional cost. Learn more about this offering.

The Teaching Toolkit Program provides faculty with an array of practical tools designed to enhance teaching effectiveness and student engagement. The program is rooted in research-based principles of pedagogy and offers strategies that can be immediately implemented. Through this platform, faculty members have access to a wealth of resources that address various aspects of teaching, such as designing an inclusive syllabus, creating engaging lectures, shaping effective assessments, and managing classroom dynamics. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about this program.


The faculty success program helps us think about our own professional goals (not what others want for us, but what we want for ourselves!) and learn to put those first so that we are spending the most time on the things that get us where we want to go (rather than on the things that ultimately are holding us back).

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, School of Science, Spring 2018 Participant

The faculty success program is a very thoughtful and intentional one that has been transformational. In groups of four junior scholars alongside a senior colleague that served as coach, we learned skills such as to develop a realistic strategic plan for the semester, to balance research, service, and teaching, to balance work and life responsibilities, time tracking and time management, and to create and sustain a network of mentors.

Marlene Walk, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Spring 2018 Participant

The faculty success program helped me cultivate a daily writing practice and a better awareness of my work habits that will be invaluable as I build my academic career. I feel fortunate I was able to participate in the program during my first year on the tenure track.

 Elizabeth B. daSilva, Division of Science/IU Columbus, Spring 2019 Participant

My experience with the FSP was everything I had hoped for and more.

Danna Kostroun, School of Liberal Arts, Fall 2020 Participant

Past participants

Leslie Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Cali Curley, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Marlene Walk, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Professor of Psychology

Joseph Tucker Edmunds, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies

Jamie Levine Daniel, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Timothy Hsu, Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology

Elizabeth daSilva, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs (IU Columbus)

Angela Murillo, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

Elizabeth Yeh, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Erin Crowley, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care

Daniella Kostroun, Associate Professor of History

Uranchimeg Tsultem, Assistant Professor of Art History

Lehn Benjamin, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Amy Shasamni, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Katrenia Reed Hughes, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership

Laura Liu, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction (IU Columbus)

Sponsorship Opportunities

As an Institutional Member of NCFDD, we have the unique opportunity to sponsor faculty to participate in the Faculty Success Program and the Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program. These programs offer comprehensive support, equipping faculty with the tools to increase their productivity, improve their writing techniques, and achieve work-life balance. This sponsorship is a testament to IU Indy's dedication to fostering a thriving academic community, committed to the continual growth and development of its members.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will provide 50 percent in funding assistance per person for two full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty to participate in NCFDD's Faculty Success Program.  To apply, faculty should provide a letter of application detailing the following:

  • Current progress toward promotion and tenure (with area of excellence identified)
  • Anticipated benefits and impact of this program on the current progress
  • A letter of support from the department chair, including an accounting of unit commitment for matching funds

Applications should be emailed to ude[dot]ui[at]aao. Selected recipients will work with the Office of Academic Affairs to initiate the formal application process on the NCFDD website.

Please note: Participation in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program is open only to faculty who are active NCFDD Members.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding NCFDD, programs, or sponsorship please reach out to: 

Gina Sanchez Gibau


Hillary Dabrowski