Message from VC Entwisle, Dean Gil, and CDO Clayton: UNC is a Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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Dear Carolina Community,

We are pleased to announce that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

IM flyer Updated 9.8.15_Page_1UNC Research, the College of Arts & Sciences, and Diversity and Multicultural Affairs have partnered to establish Carolina as a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity or NCFDD. This membership is a significant accomplishment for Carolina and symbolizes the university’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence. As a member of the NCFDD, Carolina’s diverse cadre of graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and other academic professionals will have access to resources and support in the form of webinars, forums, mentoring, and other materials that assist with navigating academia.

The NCFDD is a highly regarded center with a national reputation and success record for supporting faculty members throughout their careers, towards accomplishing developmental career milestones such as securing postdoc appointments and achieving promotion and tenure. This effort aligns with Carolina’s mission to “serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community”. We are excited about this new endeavor and encourage you to take advantage of the resources.

If you are interested in learning more about or connecting directly with the resources available through the NCFDD, please visit To activate your membership, follow the instructions listed on the site or you may contact NCFDD liaison Amy Johnson at or 313-347-8485 for technical assistance.

Taffye Benson Clayton, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Barbara Entwisle, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research & Kenan Distinguished Professor
UNC Research

Karen Gil, Ph.D.
Dean & Lee G. Pedersen Distinguished Professor
College of Arts & Sciences