MSU has an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

All faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students have access to a range of resources designed to increase your writing productivity, work-life balance, and overall academic success.

By activating your Individual Subaccount, you can take advantage of these resources:

MONDAY MOTIVATOR: A weekly e-mail message that provides an electronic dose of positive energy, good vibrations, and a weekly productivity tip.

MONTHLY WEBINARS:Every month you can access a core curriculum webinar AND a guest-expert webinar. You can attend the webinars live or listen to the recording at your leisure.

MULTI-WEEK COURSES: A series of multi-week courses taught by national experts that cover topics like building a publishing pipeline, applying for external funding, navigating the job market, teaching effectively and efficiently, writing a winning book proposal, and becoming a Department Chair.

14-DAY WRITING CHALLENGES: All NCFDD Members are encouraged to register for the 14-Day Writing Challenge, an opportunity to experiment with daily writing in a supportive, online community of academic writers.

THE DISSERTATION SUCCESS CURRICULUM: All NCFDD Members have access to a 12-week program designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertations.

DISCUSSION FORUM: The NCFDD Discussion Forums are a private place where members connect, share information, peer-mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate each others’ successes. You can also participate in our monthly writing challenge that’s hosted in the Discussion Forum.

How to activate your confidential and personal membership:

To take advantage of this opportunity, you can activate your confidential and personal membership by completing the following steps: DOWNLOAD PDF OF INSTRUCTIONS

1)      Go to

2)      At the home page, click on “Join NCFDD”

3)      From there select Montana State University from the drop down and enter the requested information. 

4)      You will receive a welcome e-mail within 1-2 business days confirming that the account is approved and active.

If you have any technical questions or concerns, please email NCFDD at [email protected].

For information about MSU’s Institutional membership, please contact Nika Stoop at [email protected]