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ADVANCE NCFDD Faculty Success Fellowship Program

ADVANCE NCFDD Faculty Success Fellowships

The ADVANCE NCFDD Faculty Success Fellowship Program seeks to promote the success of tenure-track faculty members at Texas A&M University through a professional development opportunity designed to increase productivity and maintain work-life balance.  This pilot program is targeted towards faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.  ADVANCE will provide 10 awards in the amount of $3650 each to support participation in the Faculty Success Program offered by the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) during the Spring 2020 semester.

NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program is designed for faculty “who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically-tested methods to improve research productivity through intense accountability, coaching, and peer support and to propel their work-life balance and personal growth to a whole new level.”
 The 12-week program includes the following things:
  • a supportive online community,
  • weekly training modules,
  • a custom time tracking platform,
  • a NCFDD-certified productivity coach, 
  • weekly accountability calls, and
  • one-on-one master coaching sessions.
For more information, see the full description of the program at:  https://www.facultydiversity.org/fsp-bootcamp.

Each ADVANCE NCFDD Faculty Success Fellow will also have the opportunity to network with other fellows and members of the ADVANCE leadership team by participating in a monthly cohort meeting. (Fellows based outside of B/CS will have the option of participating in person or through Zoom.)
This program is aligned with the ADVANCE program’s mission to support the retention and success of faculty, while weaving the deeply held values of diversity, inclusion, and respect into the culture of Texas A&M.  
Eligibility Criteria
  • This program is open to all tenure-track faculty members at Texas A&M University.  Priority will be given to faculty who are still in the first three years of their tenure-track appointment.
  • Applicants must have a schedule that permits active participation throughout the semester-long program.  (In other words, applicants must not have any professional or personal commitments that would make it difficult to complete the weekly homework assignments, receive support from your accountability coach, and participate in monthly cohort meetings.) 
Proposal Application
The following application materials should be submitted electronically using the submission link. (https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8dQf50FCXEwsCh)
  • Proposal Statement:  1-2 paragraphs outlining your research goals and work-life challenges that you hope to address by participating in this program (150-250 words), plus 1-2 paragraphs describing how your past and future professional contributions demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (150-250 words)
  • Signature of Department Head/Associate Department Head:  The statement should be signed by your department head (or associate head) acknowledging support of your application.
  • Curriculum Vitae
Assessment Criteria
  • Demonstrated research goals that will benefit from participation in this program.
  • Demonstrated work-life challenges that will benefit from participation in this program.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Applications are due on Friday, November 1st at 5:00 pm.
  • Selected applicants will be notified on or before November 12th.
  • Selected applicants will need to register for the NCFDD program no later than November 22, 2019. (ADVANCE will facilitate the registration process through group registration, but additional information may be required from selected applicants.)
  • Program dates for NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program are January 19th to April 11th.  The final monthly cohort meeting is likely to be in late April.
Additional Information
  • This program is distinct from the ADVANCE Scholars Program
    https://diversity.tamu.edu/ADVANCE-Scholars-Program.  Eligible faculty may apply to both programs. 
  • The $3650 award will cover the entire cost of the program.  This is the special “early bird” rate for institutional members. (The website lists a higher rate.)
Any questions about this program or the application process should be directed to Cynthia Werner advance@tamu.edu