New England Faculty Development Consortium

Spring 2021 Conference-archive

NEFDC Conference

Supporting and Sustaining Our

Collective Well-being

Friday, June 4, 2021
NEFDC Spring Virtual Conference

9:45am – 2:00pm

The weight of teaching during a global pandemic and necessary shifts in how, when and where we teach, a national race crisis, and political unrest have greatly impacted faculty well-being. (And did we mention it is winter in New England?)  How can we create space and support for faculty to foster their own well-being while also providing students with the best learning experience possible?


mays imadDr. Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success.

Conference Rates and Registration – TBD


The Spring conference is a great value for participants from member institutions.

If your institution is an NEFDC Member, then you are a member as well. Please check our list of institutional members before registering. MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE REGISTER WITH YOUR INSTITUTIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS.


If your institution would like to become a member, please visit our website new member page, then come back to register!

If you want to register as an individual for $40, please use the link for individual registration on the conference page.

Conference Location

Fully online. No parking! No hotel! No traffic!

Draft Conference Schedule

Our spring conference will be held via Zoom.  The Keynote will be interactive, and we will create space for some connection among participants. Participants will be able to move freely among the different roundtable sessions offered concurrently. Technical support will be available. Please make sure you have updated your Zoom!

9:45 – 2:00

9:45am Welcome Remarks and Reconnecting

10:00am Interactive Keynote Address with Mays Imad

11:30am Roundtable Session 1

12:20pm Lunch*

1:00pm Roundtable Session 2

1:50pm Closing Activity

*Each interactive roundtable will begin with a short introduction (5 – 10 minutes) to the topic and facilitated discussion based on prompts or interactive activities that model effective online practice.