Take advantage of an important resource available to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty — UC Berkeley’s Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The NCFDD is an independent organization dedicated to helping current and future faculty increase productivity, maintain work-family balance, and create broad networks of collegial support.

NCFDD provides a variety of online resources that include moderated discussion forums, tele-workshops, facilitated learning communities, ‘writing buddy’ matching, and more — designed to help you complete your dissertation, find a postdoctoral appointment, manage the nuts and bolts of finding a tenure-track academic job, and thrive in the academy at every stage. You can tailor the notices and services you receive according to your interests. Opportunities to start new classes or workshops occur throughout the year.

Recent webinars also covered topics such as developing a semester plan, “The Art of Saying No,” and managing stress and rejection.

Activate your membership by registering on the NCFDD website.