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University Initiatives

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kent State University has made available an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The membership with NCFDD offers a faculty success program that provides mentoring amongst peers across a variety of disciplines and from a variety of universities. The programs are inclusive of research development – with leadership coaches – exactly what all junior faculty, and many faculty are looking for as they plan for promotion and tenure. 

The NCFDD institutional membership offers:
  • A subscription to the NCFDD monthly newsletter
  • Access to NCFDD recommended resources and referral network
  • The weekly Monday Motivator newsletter
  • Access to monthly tele-workshops (one per month) facilitated by Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore
  • Access to NCFDD private network forum
  • The option to be matched each month with an accountability buddy and access to NCFDD moderated monthly writing challenges

To participate in the institutional membership, please contact Diane Matasek at dmatasek@kent.edu or by phone at 330-672-8540 with your name and email address. You will receive a welcome letter from NCFDD with instructions to activate your individual account.

You can view NCFDD and accompanying event resources now.

D, F, and Withdrawal

In November 2012, the University Retention Committee was charged by Dr. Todd Diacon, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, to analyze the academic and social climate in order to facilitate the retention and graduation of undergraduate students attending Kent State University. Nationally, a major challenge to student persistence and eventual graduation occurs when a grade of D or F is earned or when a student withdraws from a course necessary for graduation (Adelman, 2006; Horn, 2002). This finding also holds true at our university. Information to be announced.

Additional information and resources can be found on the following web page.