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, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, jsmith20@uccs.edu, or Deborah Pina-Thomas, Faculty Coordinator for the campus NCFDD membership, dpinatho@uccs.edu. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.

Andrea Bingham, PhD
Faculty Coordinator for the campus NCFDD membership
Dr. Bingham serves as Associate Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations in the College of Education at UCCS. Dr. Bingham received her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy, with a focus on research methods and sociological theory, from the University of Southern California. She is also a former high school English teacher. Her research focuses on applications of qualitative methodologies, policy implementation and instructional reform, and school change.
Dr. Bingham's recent work utilizes sociocultural learning theories, organizational theory, policy discourse analysis, and qualitative research methods— including interviews, focus groups, observations, document analysis, and digital and physical artifact analysis—to understand educational change and teacher pedagogy in innovative K–12 school models. Her work has been published in academic venues such as Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, and Policy Futures in Education, and has also been featured in Huffington Post and on NPR. Dr. Bingham teaches intermediate and advanced qualitative research methods in the Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy Ph.D. program, and also teaches research methods and statistics across COE programs.