Introduction/About Us

The UD Faculty Accountability Program is a locally-focused program that emerged out of the University of Delaware’s institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Sponsored through the office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, this program’s primary goals are to

  • Increase awareness and use of resources available through UD’s institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Create supportive communities that enhance faculty productivity and satisfaction
  • Connect faculty members who have been through the NCFDD’s signature program, its Faculty Success Program bootcamp to one another
  • Build mentoring networks and pathways as faculty develop their careers here at UD

First developed and launched by Tiffany Gill in 2014 and sponsored by the Vice Provost for Diversity, the UDFAP program has served more than 50 faculty members in small accountability groups and scores more through write-on-site offerings.

For 2016-17, the UDFAP Coordinator is Stephanie Kerschbaum (kersch@udel.edu). Stephanie first participated in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program bootcamp in Summer 2012. Her involvement in the program has made her a passionate advocate for creating a plan, writing every day, and building accountability and support. She has worked for NCFDD in several capacities, most recently as a Dissertation Success Program Community Builder.