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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) will expire August 2024. All current university memberships will cease at that time. This page will become inactive after August 2024.

In 2021, UTHSC became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Our membership is also open to UTHSC staff members, and we encourage all UTHSC employees to join.

This membership provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including multi-week courses; core curriculum webinars; guest expert webinars; private discussion forums for peer-mentoring, problem solving, and moderated writing challenges; and access to NCFDD's extensive member library.

The NCFDD provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

How to Join

To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1) Go to

2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu. We are listed as “University of Tennessee Health Science Center

3) Select “Activate my Membership

4) Complete the registration form using your UTHSC email address (i.e.

5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Dr. Stephanie Cage, Director of Faculty Affairs, via email. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

Jun 3, 2024