Purdue joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

September 18, 2014  

Through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Provost, the Graduate School and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, joining along with a number of peer Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) institutions.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of more than 40,000 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members dedicated to supporting academics in increasing research productivity and improving work-life balance.

More information about the center and the resources available through Purdue's membership -- including tele-workshops, courses and discussion forums -- will be sent via email this week.

Purdue faculty, postdocs and graduate students may activate their institutionally sponsored membership by following these steps:

1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website at www.facultydiversity.org.
2. Select the "Become a Member" tab and choose "Individual Membership."
3. On the Individual Membership page, select "Join Now."
4. On the "Select Your Member Type" page, select "Institutional Sub-Account."
5. On the "Select a Username" page, use your institution issued e-mail address in the username box.
6. Complete the registration process.

Those who complete the registration process will receive a welcome e-mail within 24 business hours confirming the account is active and that they can begin fully using their new NCFDD membership.

The center's president and CEO, Kerry Ann Rockquemore, also will visit Purdue as the keynote speaker at the Pre-Tenure Women's Conference on Sept. 22-23. Rockquemore is a highly regarded expert in the area of faculty development.

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