Welcome to the New England Faculty Development Consortium

Who are we?

COnnecticut groupWe are a consortium of individual and institutional members, from both private and public colleges and universities throughout New England and beyond. The organization is run by a Board of Directors, which is formed with representatives from the membership.  We are excited to now have two graduate student representatives who will help broaden our reach and perspectives.  The NEFDC board is always open to new ideas, and seeks new board members every spring.  Speak to any member of the board if you have anything you wish to share, or if you are interested in joining the board.

What do we do?

Each year we sponsor two conferences featuring workshops, networking opportunities, and a keynote presentation relevant to faculty and staff interested in teaching and learning. You can view our most recent conference themes at the Previous Conferences page. The Consortium also publishes The Exchange, which offers articles related to the upcoming or past conference theme, reports on faculty development opportunities throughout the region, highlights faculty development programs at various schools, and provides resources (materials and consultation) for members.  The Exchange is mailed to members for distribution at their institutions and archived on our website. Contact the editor if you wish to submit an article for consideration!

What is the history of NEFDC?

The New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) was founded in 1998. The group evolved from the work of individuals engaged in faculty development at a number of Massachusetts colleges and universities. Members recognized the value to be gained from a network specifically dedicated to sharing resources and collaborating regionally to sponsor faculty development activities. From a beginning as an informal association, in 1998 NEFDC moved to formally incorporate as a not-for-profit, regional organization dedicated to enhancing the professional development of faculty and administrators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

Come join us at our next conference!