How to Align Your Time With Your Priorities

August 30, 2017 / By: Center for Faculty Development

Activate Your Free NCFDD Membership!

Through our University subscription, all St. Thomas faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s (NCFDD) many resources designed to enhance scholarly productivity, including guest expert webinars, writing challenges, and a weekly productivity e-mail. NCFDD allows faculty to participate in a national community of scholars who provide support and feedback.  Please visit the NCFDD websiteto learn more, and then go to and click “Activate My Membership” and enter basic information to set up your NCFDD profile. 

NCFDD Events, Webinars, Videos

Here are some upcoming and current offerings. Once you've activated your membership, log into NCFDD and register.

14-Day Writing Challenge

October 29-November 11, 2017

This is an opportunity to increase scholarly productivity with daily writing, an online writing community, and supportive accountability. You commit to writing every day for at least 30 minutes, logging into an online community of writers, posting your progress, and supporting others. Registration closes on October 26, 2017.

“Overcoming Academic Perfectionism”

Thursday, September 14, 2017 1-2:30 p.m. CDT

This webinar explores the causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism. It will help you develop strategies to adjust standards and behaviors accordingly.

Academic’s Guide to Working with a Literary Agent

3 part webinar: Monday, October 16, 2017; Monday, October 23, 2017; Monday, October 30, 2017. 2:00-3:30 p.m. CDT each day

Would you like to reach beyond the academy by publishing a popular book for the broad public? This multi-day webinar explores how to find and partner with a publishing expert who can advocate for you, negotiate your book contracts, and obtain a significant advance on your behalf.

Past Events

In addition to these live events, past webinars are available on video at the NCFDD site. These include the core skill series titles “How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice,” “Every Semester Needs a Plan,” “Align Your Time with Your Priorities,” “Mastering Academic Time Management,” and more.