New England Faculty Development Consortium

Upcoming Conferences

NEFDC Conference

Students as Partners in Learning Design

Friday, November 19, 2021

9:00 am – 2:45 pm


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alison Cook-Sather,
Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Director, Peace, Conflict and Social Justice concentration and Director, Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges



Keynote Theme

Creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning Opportunities: The Potential of Pedagogical Partnership for Students and Faculty


Description of Interactive Workshops and Poster Sessions:

Proposal Submission Form

Proposal Deadline September 12, 2021

Proposal Themes

Proposals for this year’s conference will be focused on the theme of how student-faculty and student-staff pedagogical partnerships can support both student and faculty learning. We encourage you, where appropriate, to partner with student co-presenters. We invite proposals that demonstrate:

Changes in teaching resulting from students as partners

Strategies for engaging students in co-constructing the classroom environment

Creating engaging, equitable and inclusive environments for learning

Working with teaching or learning assistants

Working with students on research projects

Strategies for fostering student engagement and belonging

Democratic Classroom

Co-creation of Syllabi

Research co-conducted and co-authored with underrepresented and underserved students

Academic engagement activities by faculty to increase persistence (in or out of class)

Questions? Please contact

Conference Location

Fully online. No parking! No traffic!

Conference Schedule

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening remarks

9:15 am -10:30 am Keynote

10:30 am -10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 2 pm Under Revision