New England Faculty Development Consortium

Upcoming Conferences

NEFDC Conference

“Students as Partners in Learning Design”

Friday, June 5, 2020
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA


Keynote by Dr. Alison Cook-Sather: “Co-Creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning Opportunities: The Potential of Pedagogical Partnership for Students and Faculty”


Dr. Cook-Sather’s research focuses on how differently positioned participants in education can work together toward deeper learning. She is also one of the leading scholars on student voice work, particularly student voice in teacher education and professional development. Alison has published over 70 articles and book chapters and five books, including Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty.

She will share her important work on how student-faculty and student-staff pedagogical partnerships can support both student and faculty learning. These partnerships can be a forum for designing and redesigning classroom learning where students and faculty partners bring their different perspectives to bear on how to develop engaging, equitable, and inclusive learning opportunities for students.


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

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals will open on January 26, 2020. More information will follow.

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC – $165 early bird [Ends October 15, 2019], $195 regular
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC – $125 early bird, $155 regular,
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205


Join NEFDC now and save on your conference fees.

Please check to see if your school is a current member before registering. Faculty and staff at institutions with an NEFDC membership for 2019-2020 receive a member’s discount for both fall and spring conferences.

Hotel Information

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