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“I would highly recommend the program to faculty at any stage in their career. I found the combination of practical advice on how to establish a daily writing habit one of the most useful components of the program. But I also really appreciated the emphasis on establishing work-life balance, building a realistic schedule, and some of the meta-career reflection that the program asks you to do. As someone invested in building equity for faculty of color in higher education, I found that the network of support that NCFDD offers to be an unparalleled resource and one that I will draw upon throughout my career.”
 -Tamara Bhalla, Associate Professor of American Studies 

“Before joining the NCFDD Faculty Success Program (FSP), I was already an organized person and my research productivity was consistent with my department’s expectations. I was not sure about what I was going to gain from the program, but I was hoping to achieve a better balance between work and wellness. The program focuses on activities that lack in-built accountability, such as research and wellness. The small groups with coaches are friendly “safe spaces” to share, learn and encourage. I learned principles and practices that have helped me achieve professional goals without feeling overwhelmed by the middle of every semester.”

 -Felipe Filomeno, Assistant Professor of Political Science

I believe this program helped me to stay on track and maintain the accountability to continue working toward my professional goals for the summer. For example I: a)  completed my Research and Teaching Statement for my Dossier, b) completed analysis and have a draft of a paper for a Sociological Journal- Contexts, which will be submitted in the next couple of weeks, c) Chaired a completed Masters paper, d) graded an LLC student’s comps, e) presented at conferences, and f) collaborated on a grant that was submitted with senior faculty in the School of Public Policy and Pyschology. I am extremely for grateful for the generous support that UMBC has provided in allowing me the chance to participate in the FSP.
-Loren Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy