NCFDD Membership

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a proud Institutional Member of NCFDD. Recognizing the need for professional development and support for faculty and graduate students, this collaboration provides our academic community with resources for success.



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, graduate students, and academic professionals from all levels to sign up for a sub-account membership. This gives you exclusive access to their expansive online resources, including an array of webinars, resources, and programs.

Our NCFDD Institutional Membership is funded jointly by the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, and the Graduate School.

Activate Your Account

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

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NCFDD Membership Offerings

As part of our Institutional Membership, you have access to NCFDD content that 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 includes:

Additional NCFDD Resources

Beyond the resources included in our Institutional Membership, NCFDD has developed several additional resources aimed at supporting faculty and others on an individual level. Explore these programs and their costs.

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.