NCFDD Institutional Membership

The Division for Equity is happy to announce that the University of New Mexico is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, thanks to the generous support of the Office of the Provost. NCFDD currently supports faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at more than 450 institutions from all across the country. Member benefits include:

  • Greater success with publications and securing external funding for research

  • Increased confidence as an independent researcher and scholar

  • Healthier personal and professional relationships with departmental colleagues

  • Increased interactions with campus-based and external mentors, sponsors, and collaborators

  • Increased job satisfaction and retention

 All faculty, postdocs and graduate students at UNM are eligible to claim their individual memberships. In order to register, please complete the following steps: 

  • Go to

  • Select UNM from the dropdown menu.

  • On the institution’s landing page, click “Activate My Membership.”

  • Complete the Registration Form using UNM’s email address (e.g.,

  • Go to your email and click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email

If you have questions, please reach us

NCFDD Faculty Success Program

The Division of Equity and Inclusion is offering matching funds to support eligible faculty members to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program. Details are outlined below.

The University of New Mexico is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The Center provides all UNM faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students free access to a number of the NCFDD’s programs and resources. The NCFDD programs and resources deal with various aspects of academic life and professional development.


The NCFDD Faculty Success Program is an intense, 12-week, online-based program where participants learn strategies to increase their research productivity, gain control of their time, and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. The program is designed to transform the personal and professional life of participants.

The program is intended for tenure-track and tenured faculty members who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a completely new level.

Participation in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program is open to all tenure stream faculty who are active NCFDD Individual and Institutional Members (

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop an achievable set of personal and professional goals as well as a realistic plan to meet them.
  2. Develop a consistent, healthy, and sustainable daily writing routine.
  3. Move forward in developing a publication profile.
  4. Master best practices in academic time management.
  5. Develop a set of strategies to move through barriers.
  6. Nourish physical and emotional health.
  7. Enjoy a full life beyond campus.
  8. Participate in an intensely supportive community that processes day-to-day challenges, pushes individuals when they need it, and celebrates members’ successes as they occur.

Session Dates

The NCFDD Faculty Success Program is offered three times per year, 12 weeks per session, approximately on the following schedule:

  • FALL Session: August – November (Early/discounted registration date: June)
  • SPRING Session: January – April (Early/discounted registration date: October)
  • SUMMER Session: end of May – mid-August (Early/discounted registration date: mid-April)


Standard tuition is $3,950 per participant. Early Bird tuition rate is $3,450.

Program Support

The Division of Equity and Inclusion is providing up to $2,000 per person in funding assistance for up to six recipients (4 pre-tenure faculty and 2 tenured faculty) per year for full-time, tenure-stream faculty to participate in this program. Faculty will be required to pay for the difference of the remaining tuition cost, through matching funds, which may come from the faculty member’s home department, college, their start-up funds, or other sources.

Faculty members may apply for funding assistance for the fall, spring, or summer session. See application information below.


Applicants must note the timelines of both the DEI, as well as NCFDD registration, in order to participate in the Faculty Success Program.

April 10 – Deadline to apply for marching funds from DEI for the Summer 2020 session. This program session (12 weeks) will occur end of May-Mid Aug 2020. And early bird registration is due April 2020.

May 10 – Deadline to apply for matching funds from the DEI for FY2021.

Faculty Members who wish to participate in NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program must register individually, according to the appropriate NCFDD timeline:


Program Session (12 consecutive weeks)

Early Bird Registration

FALL 2020

August – November 2020

June, 2020


January – April 2021

October, 2020


End of May – Mid-August 2021

April, 2021


Full-time, tenure-stream faculty members at UNM are eligible to apply for program support funding. Faculty may apply for funding each year, but can receive these funds only once.

Expectations and Requirements for Recipients of Program Funding Support

Faculty who receive funding support are expected to complete the Faculty Success Program and to participate in the weekly calls and exercises, as described in the program. (It is important to note that NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program is nicknamed “boot camp” for a reason!)

Also, within a year following completion of the program, recipients either individually or in small groups are expected to share with others in the university community what they learned from their participation in NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program. Sample activities include:

  • Facilitate a weekly or monthly writing group with graduate students or faculty in your department or college.
  • Host one of NCFDD’s virtual workshops for faculty and students in your department or college.
  • Create a podcast or write a professional blog for your department’s or college’s communication outlets (e.g., social media accounts) on relevant topics related to lessons learned from your participation in the program (e.g., career planning).
  • Via a brown-bag seminar or colloquium, present to students, staff, or faculty in your department or college, relevant lessons learned from your participation in the program (e.g., time management).
  • Agree to lead a workshop or participate in a panel session for campus-wide seminars on related topics organized by campus units (e.g., DEI postdoc seminar series, CTL workshops, Office of Graduate Studies, etc.).
  • Develop and distribute a handout, poster, or other visual or audio-based materials to students, staff, or faculty in your department or college on relevant topics related to lessons learned from your participation in the program (e.g., work-life balance).

Application for Funding

The Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of New Mexico is providing limited funding assistance (up to $2,000) to tenure-line faculty members who are interested in participating in NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program. Faculty members may access matching funds from their college or unit, or may supply a match from start-up funds or other sources. Faculty members may apply for matching funds for the fall, spring, or summer NCFDD Faculty Success Program sessions.

The Division of Equity and Inclusion will select up to six recipients (4 pre-Tenure faculty and 2 post-Tenure faculty) total per year to receive matching funds.

Full-time, tenure-line faculty members at UNM are eligible to apply for matching funds. Applicants may apply for matching funds each year, but may receive these matching funds only once.

Complete the online form to apply for funding from the DEI. Applications must be received by the April 10 (to apply for summer 2020) or May 10 deadline (for FY21).


Application for Matching Funds


April 10, 2020 (for Summer 2020 session)
May 10, 2020 (For FY 2021)

To Apply: Click Here