National academic associations and professional networks provide a wide range of resources Princeton academic departments can use to develop, learn and grow.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Princeton University is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The independent center provides professional development, training, and mentorship opportunities to more than 83,000 members representing colleges and universities in the United States. As an institutional member, faculty members and academic professionals from all ranks can enroll in a free sub-account membership to get access to the center’s online resources which include workshops, webinars, and seminars on topics related to faculty life, such as increasing writing productivity, prioritizing and managing time, cultivating mentors, securing external funding, and maintaining work-life balance.
Opportunities to start new classes or workshops occur throughout the year. NCFDD offers a 15-week virtual writing “bootcamp” three times a year for tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Participants work with coaches and a small peer group to develop their writing skills. We have a limited number of fellowships for faculty members to participate in this program.