New England Faculty Development Consortium

Upcoming Conferences

NEFDC Conference

“Constructing our Students, Constructing Ourselves”

November 8, 2019
Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts

Keynote

Keynote by Dr. Paul Handstedt: “The Architecture of Wickedness: Constructing Students Who Can Change the World”
What do we think of our students? How capable are they? How hardworking? How smart? How do our assumptions about our students enable or inhibit their potential? Whether you are teaching or supporting teaching, this keynote workshop will explore these questions as we consider pedagogical approaches that convey to students a powerful sense of their capabilities.

Paul Hanstedt is the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College and Director of The Roanoke College Teaching Collaborative. Beginning in July, he will be the Director of the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence and Professor of Education Studies at Washington and Lee University. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2014 CASE-Carnegie Virginia Professor of the Year Award.

Dr. Handstedt has authored several books, including General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty (2012), and Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World (2018).

 

Proposals now being accepted for the Fall 2019 Conference:

Fall 2019 Conference Proposal Topics might include:

  • Strategies for engaging students in reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Supporting faculty in creating assignments that challenge students and change the world.
  • Supporting students to engage creatively with assignments.
  • Developing engaging assignments that involve emerging technologies.
  • Pedagogies of engagement, including community problem solving.
  • Developing technology experts out of technology users.
  • Teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Topics related to faculty support and faculty development.
  • Teaching tips and general classroom management strategies.
  • Backwards design, learning outcomes, and/or assessment of learning.
  • High impact practices in higher education.

If you are presenting these guidelines may help you prepare.

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 8, 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

This year there are two hotel options for NEFDC participants, depending on whether you prefer to stay in town or closer to I-290. In either case, please use the name of our hotel block: NEFDC

  • Hampton Inn and Suites, 65 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Phone: 508-886-9005. Group rate is $119 plus applicable taxes and parking is $10 per night. Please reserve before October 7, 2019.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 10-12 Johnson Street, Auburn, MA 01501. Phone: 508-832-2500. Group rate is $99 plus applicable taxes. Please reserve by October 22, 2019.