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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Institutional Membership

The University of California, Merced is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. NCFDD provides online career development, training, and mentoring resources.

As part of UC Merced's institutional membership, all faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and administrators now have free on-demand access to NCFDD's resources.


Claim Your Membership

Sign up for your UC Merced sponsored membership to gain access to the many free resources.

Choose "University of California, Merced" from the drop-down menu
Select "Activate my Membership"
Complete the registration form using your UC Merced email address
Click "Activate Account" in the confirmation email

Sign up here


Free Resources for Faculty, Post-docs, and Graduate Students

The Curriculum

NCFDD's core curriculum focuses on the development of key skills and strategies that lead to academic success. Members are provided trainings to establish and develop success habits which include:

  • Semester planning
  • Aligning time with priorities
  • Developing a consistent daily writing practice
  • Mastering academic time management
  • Moving from resistance to writing
  • Learning the art of saying “no”
  • Cultivating a network of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators
  • Overcoming academic perfectionism
  • Engaging in and resolving conflict in a healthy way
  • Strategies for dealing with stress and rejection