Mary Lee Hummert, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you that, thanks to the generous support of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, KU is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).  This membership provides a resource for professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

The NCFDD provides a variety of web-based services including webinars, facilitated learning communities, an online forum, peer accountability matches and others.  All NCFDD programs are based on a core curriculum of foundational skills critical to academic success that transcend discipline, rank, race, and gender.  While these resources can benefit a large number of faculty, graduate students, and post-docs, they also directly address unique challenges that scholars from under-represented groups experience.  Resources focus on increasing productivity, time management, maintaining work-life balance, resolving conflict, and personal organization.  Additionally, NCFDD resources will provide guidance to faculty to help broaden their mentoring and professional networks.

More information (and directions for accessing these new resources) is provided on the attached flyer.  The April newsletter is available here.  To learn more about NCFDD and the resources they provide, please visit www.facultydiversity.org.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny Mehmedovic or me. We will be reaching out to solicit feedback on these resources over the coming months.

Best regards,

Mary Lee

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