Faculty Diversity


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

As of August 5, 2019, UCCS is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).



The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. They provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including: 

 • Weekly Monday Motivator 

• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars 

• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars 

• Access to Multi-Week Courses 

• Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students (appropriate for Master’s students, too)

• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges 

• Monthly accountability buddy matches 

• Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges 

• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings


To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1) Go to http://www.facultydiversity.org/join

2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.

3) Select “Activate my Membership”

4) Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @InstitutionalEmail.edu)

5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Jessi Smith. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.

Diane Stutey, PhD
Faculty Coordinator for the campus NCFDD membership
Diane Stutey, Ph.D, RPT-S, LPC, NCC is an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from University of Northern Colorado.
She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, and a Registered-Play Therapist-Supervisor. She was a school counselor in both elementary and middle schools and has worked as a play therapist in schools and clinical settings. Her research interests include examining non-cognitive life stressors that impact children and adolescents in the school setting such as grief and loss, sibling abuse, and teen dating violence and using developmentally appropriate interventions, such as play therapy.