National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity




The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) events are open to all UCCS graduate students and faculty. You can register by logging into the NCFDD website.

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Teaching with Empathy and for Equity at the Graduate Level

Tuesday, September 21, 12:00pm – 1:00pm MDT

The incentive structures of academia discourage faculty from investing time and energy in being good teachers and good mentors for their graduate students. Meanwhile, the power dynamics in academia discourage graduate students from seeking the support they need. In this webinar, we will discuss how faculty can effectively, efficiently, and inclusively advise, mentor, teach, and support their graduate students. We will discuss strategies for building a foundation of trust in graduate teaching and mentoring relationships, providing constructive feedback on student work, and being advocates for students' needs.

Dismantling Disciplinary Whiteness: Centering Care in Editorial Stewardship

Tuesday, October 19, 12:00pm – 1:30pm MDT

In this webinar, Dr. Dutta will draw on his experiences serving on the Publications Committee of the International Communication Association, Editorial Boards of Journals such as Communication Theory and Journal of Communication, and Editorship of the Journal of Applied Communication Research to discuss an editorial pedagogy for dismantling disciplinary whiteness. The webinar will specifically foreground strategies for decolonizing journal spaces, attending to the challenges to decolonization and the ongoing work of sustaining transformative spaces. It will wrap up with an invitation to imagining diverse imaginaries by centering radical habits of editorial stewardship.

How to Manage Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst

Thursday, November 11, 12:00pm – 1:30pm MDT

Are you stressed?

  • Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected?
  • Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick?

If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

  • The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed
  • Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life
  • Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

Last updated September 17, 2021
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