NCFDD Faculty Success Program Sponsorship

The Office of the Provost is pleased to sponsor two full-time faculty members in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program during the f=Fall 2023 sessions. This 12-week intensive mentoring experience is offered online and is designed to help faculty members increase scholarly productivity, manage time effectively, and maximize work-life balance. For additional information about the program you can visit the faculty diversity webpage.

Participants in the Faculty Success Program are expected to:

  • be self-directed and open to feedback
  • participate in weekly online trainings and small group support and accountability calls
  • complete weekly homework tasks guided by their coach, among other activities
  • submit a brief report to the CELT Office 

Alumni of the program also may be asked to share their experience with their peers and/or serve on a future sponsorship selection committee.


  • Claudette Brown-Smythe, Department of Counselor Education, Summer 2020
  • Marium Abugasea-Heidt, Department of Education and Human Development, Summer 2021
  • Kristen Repa, Department of Physics, Fall 2021
  • Afeez Hazzan, Department of Healthcare Studies, Summer 2022
  • Diantha Watts, Department of Education Administration, Summer 2022
  • Natalie Svreck, Department of Education and Human Development, Summer 2022
  • Rebecca Smith, Department of Mathematics, Fall 2022
  • Shirin Sultana, Department of Social Work, Fall 2022
  • Willy Rotich, Department of KSSPE, Spring 2023
The Faculty Success Program was a transformative experience as it gifted me with the tools necessary for a productive and fulfilling scholarly career that is sustainable. With small group support and coaching, the Faculty Success Program is invaluable and was beyond any expectation I might have had. As an alumni of the program, I have continued access to the platform, trainings, large group Q & As, and my small group for continued positive after effects. Marium Abugasea-Heidt, Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Human Development
The FSP gave me organizational tools to ensure that I am the best teacher and best researcher that I can be at Brockport, while building personal time in to my schedule allowing me to lead a fulfilling work life and a fulfilling personal life. Kristen Repa , Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
The Faculty Success Program (FSP) helped to drive home the importance of having a clearly articulated strategic plan. It is critical for new faculty to have a written plan for what they would like to accomplish during a given period as this keeps them focused on the most germane tasks. The opportunity to network with faculty from other institutions was another key advantage of the FSP Afeez Hazzan, Associate Professor, Department of Healthcare Studies 

Application Process


All full-time tenure-track Brockport faculty are eligible to apply who have been at the University for at least two years. Women and minority faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Non-tenure track faculty may apply with a completed terminal degree and if they are in a multi-year contract or permanent position.

Faculty must be a member of NCFDD to participate
To claim your  free  Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

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

If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at


Fall 2023 (August 27 – November 18, 2023)

How to apply

Complete the application here

Fall 2023 program applications due Friday, March 31, 2023 by 5 pm


PRODiG funds will cover the full cost of tuition for selected faculty members.


Applications will be reviewed and selected by a faculty committee who are members of NCFDD. Notification to all applicants will be sent from CELT.