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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


Ohio State graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the University's Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. NCFDD is a nationally recognized independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics of all backgrounds in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

As an institutional member, Ohio State faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, or anyone with or pursuing a doctorate or terminal degree have access to the following resources at no cost:

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. You must use your address to access this membership.
  5. Go to your Ohio State email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email. 

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Dr. Sara M. Childers, Director of Diversity Planning, Training, and Assessment for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at

This information is also available on the ODI website at

If you have technical questions, please email NCFDD at