Faculty Success Program (NCFDD)

MU has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which offers a wide array of free services for faculty, including events, webinars, newsletters, and programs. In order to activate your personal account, click “Become a Member” in the upper right hand corner of the website and follow the prompts. You will create your own password.

The Faculty Success Program is NCFDD’s most popular program. It is a 12-week online program that helps non-tenure-track, tenure-track and tenured faculty develop the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The cost is $5,150 per faculty member. As part of a collaboration between the Provost Office and the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity to support faculty success, MU offers approximately 10 full scholarships to this program per year. Please see information about how to apply for a scholarship below.

The Provost Office, in partnership with the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, are accepting scholarship applications for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) 12-week Faculty Success Program. The program will run virtually from May 20 – July 28, 2024. If applying for a scholarship, please submit the following information as one PDF file to Brooke Hartman  (hartmanem@missouri.edu) by Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Questions regarding the program or the application should be sent to the Office of the Provost Faculty Fellow for Faculty Success, Chris Slaten (SlatenC@missouri.edu).

  • Cover letter indicating why you are applying for this program and the ways in which you hope it will support you based on the criteria areas below,
  • A short letter of support from your chair or dean, and
  • A CV

NCFDD articulates the program is created to help non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. As such, Mizzou uses the following criteria to evaluate applications:

  • Research and writing are a part of the faculty member’s official workload for Mizzou.
  • Application demonstrates clear goals for writing and research and why this program will help in this area.
  • Application demonstrates a need for help to maintain healthy work-life balance.
  • The faculty member articulates how they will make the 12-week session a priority and attend the weekly trainings, accountability calls, and individual coaching sessions to get the most out of the program.
  • The faculty member’s supervisor supports engagement in this program.

Click here to view a list of program participants.