New England Faculty Development Consortium

The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange 

The Exchange is the annual publication of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, designed to provide a forum for members to publish work and exchange ideas related to our shared endeavor of enhancing faculty development and teaching effectiveness. We are particularly happy to receive articles about practical ideas and innovative programs related to teaching and faculty development. We will also publish reviews of books, films and software, and updates on campus-based initiatives or ideas that may prove useful to members. This is a great opportunity for NEFDC institutional members to add a peer reviewed publication to their CV!

Article Submissions 

The Exchange is an NEFDC peer reviewed publication that provides a forum for members to share their work and exchange ideas related to enhancing faculty development and teaching effectiveness.

Article Submissions for our Spring Issue are due by February 7th. If you have an article you would like to publish, please read the guidelines for submission on the NEFDC website. We particularly welcome articles on topics related to our recent or upcoming conference themes:

  • Assessing learning
  • Assessing student work
  • Assessment and grading 
  • Alternate strategies for grading and assessment
  • Assessment as a means for transformative thinking
  • Equity in grading and assessment
  • Creating inclusive and equitable learning opportunities
  • Pedagogical partnerships

If you have an article you would like to submit or if you have questions about the process, please email, to reach Lori Rosenthal, Editor of The Exchange.

The Exchange Editor:
Lori Rosenthal, PhD.
Phone: 617-243-2074

Current Issue – Spring 2023!

Recent Issues

Spring 2022 Exchange (click to open and download)

  • President’s Message
  • A Faculty Learning Community on Assessment and Equity
  • Designers and Deliverers: Undergraduates Co-Creating A Flipped & Blended College Course
  • Subverting the Dominant Paradigm: Holistically Fostering Transformative Learning
  • Additive Assessment
  • Quick Tips for Teaching & Faculty Development
  • Faculty Helping Faculty: Ten Minute Takeaway
  • NEFDC Board Members

Spring 2021 Exchange (click to open and download)

  • President’s Message
  • Writing about Anxiety in the age of Covid
  • Flexing Trauma informed Activism During Covid
  • Student’s Level of Metacognition are Amenable to Change During the First Semester
  • Why Should Faculty Make a Future-Oriented Mindset Explicit?
  • Transitioning to Online Teaching During the Corona-virus Pandemic: A Case Study on Better Practices

Summer/Fall 2020 Exchange (click to open and download)

  • President’s Message
  • Bridging Media: Shared Referents to Connect the Unfamiliar to the Familiar
  • Using Flash Activities to Stimulate Positive Student Engagement and Promote Critical Thinking Skills
  • Implementing a Mid-Semester Assessment Process (Map) in Your Course: Using Reflection to Help Reduce Faculty and Student Anxiety
  • NEFDC Board Members 2019-20

Special Issue

Special Issue Education in the Age of Anxiety (click to open and download)

  • Notes from Guest Editor
  • Rescuing the Canary in the Coal Mine: Addressing Mental Health on College Campuses
  • Five (not ten) teaching practices inclusive of students with anxiety
  • Resilience through discomfort: reframing anxiety and helpful strategies for the mathematics classroom
  • Learning and wellbeing: a collaborative approach to course design
  • Simulations offer transformational learning and anxiety reduction
  • NEFDC Board Members 2019-2020