Professional Development

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

UC Merced became a member of NCFDD in the Fall of 2014. This resource provides mentoring, coaching, online workshops and forums related to life in academia.  In addition, NCFDD offers network opportunities, a career center, referrals and resources.  Faculty, postdocs, graduate students and administrators can opt in to the program at no-cost.  To enroll contact Esmeralda Martinez at


The Senate Committee on Faculty Welfare, Diversity and Academic Freedom and the Academic Personnel Office launched a Faculty Professional Development Series in Spring of 2014.  The series consists of monthly workshops and luncheons that provide information on various topics such as publishing, work-life balance, mentoring and more. 


Postdocs are encouraged to seek professional development opportunities with their faculty mentor.

Teaching Assistants

For more information on professional development for graduate students contact the Graduate Division at 209-228-4723.