National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

"As a faculty member, time is your most precious commodity. That's why the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is so valuable."

--- Dr. Deborah Lee, Professor & Associate Dean, MSU Libraries



Through Mississippi State University’s institutional membership, all faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars have no cost access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is dedicated to faculty success throughout a career lifespan and is an excellent resource for support, for increasing productivity, for learning effective time management, and for living a balanced and healthy life. NCFDD connects you and your team to virtual & self-paced professional development, 24-hour peer support discussion boards, academic writing accountability supports and so much more!


Membership helps you:

  • reduce burnout and increase performance
  • build critical professional skills not always taught in classes
  • create a professional developmen plan that is right for you
  • access leadership & development tools

Membership includes:

  • Core Curriculum Webinars & Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for Peer Mentorship development
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges 
  • Access to the Member Library that includes all past webinars

Step One: claim your free institutional membership:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Mississippi State University from the drop-down menu
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.,
  5. Go to your institutional email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in  the email.

For additional information, please contact or (662) 325-2493

Step Two: participate in free professional development

Check out the upcoming opportunities below!


Missed a webinar? No worries-  access the NCFDD Library to learn on your own time.