November 6, 2014


SUBJECT:    National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program Sponsorships

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) will again sponsor a group of professors for the highly acclaimed National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program. This 15-week, virtual boot camp will take place January 18 to May 2, 2015. All members of the academic senate below the rank of Full Professor are invited to apply. The boot camp is for academics who want to:

. Set achievable professional and personal goals and a realistic plan to meet their goals
. Establish a consistent and sustainable daily writing routine
. Develop a publication profile that exceeds the institution's promotion criteria
. Master best practices in academic time management
. Excel at collaborating effectively with colleagues and administrators

UC San Diego professors who enrolled in the boot camp offered this fall have reported that they are more productive and better able to manage their time as a result of the program. "This program is well worth the time invested. It has increased my productivity, taught me how to say no, and helped me ensure that I am spending my time on my own priorities. I highly recommend this program to faculty at all career stages." - UC San Diego Associate Professor Alison Coil

To apply, please email a brief statement (1-2 pages) to Maddy Agamata at detailing the following:

1) Your professional goals and what you hope to gain from participation
2) A statement about how you would give back to other UC San Diego faculty or graduate students at the conclusion of the experience.
3) The name and e-mail of one reference (e.g. your Chair or departmental mentor)

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 5th.

Those supported by this EDI sponsorship are expected to "give back" to the UC San Diego community during the following quarter or academic year. Examples include organizing a writing or mentoring group for other UC San Diego faculty, hosting a brownbag to share your experience in the program, and/or organizing a virtual workshop for your department.

Priority will be given to applicants whose service, teaching, or research-either current or planned-contributes to diversity. Priority will also be given to applicants who are actively cultivating or plan to cultivate a climate of equity and inclusion in their departments.

The Faculty Success Program (virtual boot camp) is a separate service offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). For more information on the program, visit

UC San Diego is an institutional member of NCFDD, a professional online community for people in academia. Membership provides access to free online training workshops and weekly productivity tips. All faculty, as well as graduate students and postdoc scholars, are invited to activate their membership at no additional cost by emailing Maddy Agamata at

Additional information about NCFDD services can be found at

Natalia Molina
Associate Vice Chancellor -
Faculty Diversity and Equity

Mary Blair-Loy
Associate Vice Chancellor -
Faculty Diversity and Equity