VCU subscribes to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.  You can sign up for this resource by going to their website and doing the following:

  1. Go to the NCFDD website.
  2. Press the Become a member button in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Virginia Commonwealth University and press the continue button.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Fill out the membership information.
  6. You will then be able to browse content, register for events or watch training.

The Core Curriculum that is available consists of 10 essential skills for new faculty:

  • Every Semester Needs a Plan
  • Align Your Time with Your Priorities
  • How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice
  • Mastering Academic Time Management
  • Moving from Resistance to Writing
  • The Art of Saying No
  • Cultivating your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators
  • Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
  • How to Engage in Healthy Conflict
  • Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection and the Haters in Your Midst

There is so much more!  A great resource for all faculty.

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