The Office of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs sponsors James Madison University’s institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent center that offers a wide range of resources to support the professional development and successful transitions of faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and doctoral students throughout their academic careers. The resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include webinars/workshops on topics such as how to develop a daily writing plan, strategies for increasing research productivity, managing time more effectively, how to write grant proposals, and maintaining work-life balance.

Your FREE JMU Institutional sub-account to the NCFDD gives you access to the following:

How to Activate for Your Free JMU Institutional Sub-Account:

  • Go to the NCFDD website
  • Click on “Become a Member” or “Join NCFDD”
  • Go to the box under “Select your Institution” and scroll down to James Madison University and click “Continue” On the page that appears, click on “Activate My Membership”
  • Complete the Account Information fields, and use your JMU email address
  • You will receive a welcome email within 24 business hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership

If you have any issues with activating your JMU Institutional Sub-Account, email

If you have any questions about JMU’s Institutional Membership, email Associate Vice Provost Gilpatrick Hornsby at

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