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:

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]