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Professional Development

Woman with bookThrough our institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, and training, NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, developing a daily writing plan, writing grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NCFDD resources geared specifically toward professional development include:

Magna Commons Professional Development Courses

The University of Houston offers all faculty a subscription to Magna Commons, an online, cloud-based professional development resource for faculty and administrators. All faculty have on-demand access to a library of the best Magna Online Seminars. Because all seminars are online, users can access this resource whenever and wherever they are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone.

See a list of Magna Commons Courses below, grouped by topic. Learn how to access your course subscription on the Magna Commons page.

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