National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

In 2018, Pitt 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.

It 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.

  3. Select “Activate my Membership”

  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.,

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

Additional information about the NCFDD.