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 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:

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 May 7, 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.