Announcing Access to New Faculty Development Tools

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: December 18, 2015
Re: Announcing Access to New Faculty Development Tools

The success of our faculty is at the heart of the University of Toronto institutional mission. As part of the Provost’s initiative to support faculty development and diversity, University of Toronto has purchased an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The membership provides faculty access – free of charge – to a variety of professional development, training, and mentoring opportunities.

The NCFDD is an independent faculty development centre dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. The NCFDD Institutional Membership provides an external professional development, training, and mentoring community designed to help faculty members and graduate students increase research and writing productivity and to improve work-life balance. It includes academic professional development training webinars, intense and reliable support from highly trained and successful mentors, a confidential “safe space” for problem solving, and a downloadable virtual format so members can learn at their convenience.

A number of University of Toronto faculty have been using NCFDD services successfully in the past and highly recommend the program to all faculty and academic administrators. Please share this information with your colleagues and encourage everyone to have a look at the range of materials available. We will continue to highlight new opportunities available through our NCFDD membership in the future.

To activate your membership and access resources, visit the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life’s website.