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John Jay is an institutional member of NCFDD. Recognizing the need for professional development and faculty support, this collaboration provides our entire academic community with resources for success across career levels. Membership is open to all PhD students, part-time and full-time faculty members at John Jay.
To claim your account: (a) Go to https://www.ncfdd.org/join; (b) choose John Jay College from the drop-down menu; (c) select “Activate my Membership”; (d) complete registration with your jjay email address; (e) confirm in jjay email by clicking “Activate Account”.
NCFDD (formerly National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity) 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.
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:
- Weekly Monday Motivator
- Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
- Hidden Handbook series
- Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
- Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
- Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
- Unlimited access to the Member Library that includes webinar materials
- Accountability Buddy Matches
- 14-Day Writing Challenge: a 2-week free offering to foster consistent, productive writing habits and access to our WriteNow platform. Participants commit to daily writing, track progress, and engage with a supportive community
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 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.
John Jay has the opportunity to sponsor full-time faculty to participate in NCFDD programs (see above) that incur additional cost, such as the Faculty Success Program and the Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program. Sponsorship reflects our dedication to fostering a thriving academic community, committed to the continual growth and development of its members. Funding is available through the Faculty Opportunity Fund (see information in according section below). For questions, please contact Interim Dean of Faculty, Angela Crossman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions regarding NCFDD, its programs, or sponsorship please reach out to: Interim Dean of Faculty, Angela Crossman (email@example.com) or Hillary Dabrowski at NCFDD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Faculty Opportunity Fund (FOF) supports full-time faculty members' professional development
- Refer to the application form for information on award eligibility, the application process and criteria, and funding categories.
- The FOF selection committee plans to evaluate applications 4-6 times per year, as needed: Feb 1, April 1, June 1, Sept 1, Nov 1.
Faculty members can apply to either be a mentee or a mentor for a colleague. Mentorship is often focused on tenure and/or promotion, as well as on other career goals (e.g., scholarship; leadership development). Calls for participants are sent in late summer/early fall.
Resources to facilitate faculty members' success in reaching their career goals:
Faculty can apply for leadership development training (supported by funding from the Faculty Opportunity Fund). Watch for email announcements for upcoming opportunities.
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