MSU has an Institutional Membership with the NCFDD (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.

Membership Offerings

NCFDD content covers a broad spectrum of topics integral to academic life, such as techniques to enhance writing productivity, effective strategies for time management and prioritization, developing mentor relationships, strategies for securing external funding, and finding a healthy work-life balance. Access to NCFDD’s member platform offers a multitude of benefits including:


The Faculty Success Program (FSP) is a potent and comprehensive program aimed at increasing productivity and promoting work-life balance among faculty. It includes weekly training modules, small-group accountability calls, online community access, and one-on-one coaching opportunities. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about the program.

Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program is designed to guide FSP Alumni on charting their unique path after attaining tenure. The program focuses on mid-career transition and how to maintain momentum and significance in academia post-tenure. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about the program.

1-on-1 Coaching offers individualized guidance, problem-solving, and support to FSP Alumni. It's a personalized approach to mentoring where faculty members receive additional dedicated attention from our trained and experienced FSP coaches. This offering has an additional cost. Learn more about this offering.

The Teaching Toolkit Program provides faculty with an array of practical tools designed to enhance teaching effectiveness and student engagement. The program is rooted in research-based principles of pedagogy and offers strategies that can be immediately implemented. Through this platform, faculty members have access to a wealth of resources that address various aspects of teaching, such as designing an inclusive syllabus, creating engaging lectures, shaping effective assessments, and managing classroom dynamics. This program has an additional cost. Learn more about this program.

How to activate your confidential and personal membership:

To take advantage of this opportunity by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to 
  2. At the home page, click on “Become a Member”
  3. Enter the requested information including your institutional email ( 
  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]

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