Bentley University and the Division of Academic Affairs are committed to providing staff and faculty with current external development opportunities. This page highlights the institutional memberships held by Bentley. Faculty and staff can create their own usernames and passwords to access the resources available from these organizations.
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. By becoming an Institutional Member, all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at Bentley have access to the following member resources at no additional cost:
- Weekly Monday Motivator
- Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
- Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
- Access to Multi-Week Courses
- Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
- 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 take advantage of this opportunity, you can activate your confidential, personal membership by completing the following steps:
- Go to https://www.FacultyDiversity.org/Join
- Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
- Select "Activate my Membership"
- Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @InstitutionalEmail.edu)
- Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click "Activate Account" in the confirmation email.
We encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you through the NCFDD. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Erin Kelley, Associate Dean, Assurance of Learning & Accreditation, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.
American Association of Colleges and University (AAC&U)
The mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities is to advance the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy. Through it's mission, AAC&U implements the following strategic goals:
- Champion faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies for promoting quality in undergraduate education
- Advance equity across higher education in service to academic excellence and social justice
- Lead institutions and communities in articulating and demonstrating the value of liberal education for work, life, global citizenship, and democracy
- Catalyze reform in higher education to emphasize discovery and innovation as fundamental aspects of a liberal education
Faculty & Staff can create their own login to AAC&U HERE.
American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE convenes, organizes, mobilizes, and leads advocacy efforts that shape effective public policy and help colleges and universities best serve their students, their communities, and the wider public good. We help institutions build their capacity through high-quality innovation. We work to improve equity, expand access to our colleges and universities, and diversify the higher education leadership pipeline.
ACE delivers member value through high-quality professional learning programs that leverage a suite of blended solutions aimed at transforming institutions and diversifying the talent pipeline. ACE also offers services that demonstrate its commitment to postsecondary access and success, including the evaluation of corporate and military training experiences to ensure that all quality learning is connected and counted. Cutting-edge research and member insights on key higher education issues inform these offerings and help mobilize the community to enhance institutional performance.
You can access ACE's resources here.