NCFDD-National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Cal Poly Humboldt is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

As a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI), Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to becoming an institution where Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) students thrive. To realize this vision and the strategic goals that anchor this commitment, Humboldt works hard to support the success, advancement, and retention of all faculty and staff.

As part of Humboldt's continued commitment to support the wellbeing and success of BIPOC students and faculty, we are pleased to announce that Humboldt has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty (both tenure-line and non tenure-line), post-docs, and graduate students.

Provost Jenn Capps has supported this initiative from the start. She states, “I am grateful to Dr. Ndura for leading our campus in this transformational engagement with NCFDD. Supporting the success and retention of our BIPOC faculty is paramount to our success as an institution.”

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

NCFDD Membership

To become a member, select this weblink: NCFDD  

1) Select “Activate my Membership”

2) Complete the registration form using your Humboldt email address (

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

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Pearl Podgorniak, Confidential Administrative Support via email to

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