WMU has an institutional membership with the NCFDD, the leading provider of professional development in higher education. As part of our membership, we can offer all faculty, academic staff and graduate students access to the following:


Membership Info

 Activate Your NCFDD Membership

 Claim your free WMU Sponsored Membership by completing the following steps: 

  1. Visit
  2. Under “Select Your Institution,” choose “Western Michigan University”
  3. Select “Activate my Membership” 
  4. Complete the registration form using your WMU email address.
  5. Check your WMU email account to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email. 
  6. Please contact if you have any questions.



Faculty Success Program 

In addition to the basic membership benefits, NCFDD offers an intensive Faculty Success Program designed for employees who are preparing to go up for promotion to associate professor, full professor, or master faculty specialist. The added cost for this service can be paid by the faculty member from their own funds or from professional development funds that may be available to them at the unit or college level. WMU is currently exploring the possibility of making funding available to faculty members who would need funding support and will send out a message to all faculty in Fall 2023 with further information. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact Dr. Gwen Tarbox, Director of the WMUx Office of Faculty Development at

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