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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


About the NCFDD

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a proud institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs. NCFDD’s programs can help faculty increase writing productivity, establish and maintain work-life balance, and create broad networks of collegial support on campus.

Take advantage of the following virtual programs and resources through the NCFDD membership, including:

Special Scholarship Programs

The Office of the Provost provides scholarships to faculty to participate in two 12-week programs offered through NCFDD, the Faculty Success Program and the Post-Tenure Pathfinders. 

Workshops, Webinars, and Watch Parties

The Office of the Provost sponsors NCFDD campus workshops and hosts watch parties of on-demand NCFDD webinars.  The NCFDD offers a range of webinars, multi-week courses, and workshops each semester.

Activate Your Account

Our institutional membership allows an unlimited number of faculty, staff, graduate students, post-docs, and administrators at UTK to create individual accounts that give them on-demand access to NCFDD’s online members-only resources. Just follow these four easy steps to activate your account:

  1. Go to “NCFDD Join” webpage. Then select UT Knoxville from the drop-down menu and click “Continue.”
  2. On our institution’s landing page, click “Activate My Membership.”
  3. Complete a brief registration form using your UTK email address.
  4. Open your UTK email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.