New England Faculty Development Consortium

Upcoming Conferences

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 imadMays 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.

For our Spring 2021 Virtual Conference we will be accepting proposals for interactive roundtables. Each roundtable will begin with a short introduction (10 – 15 minutes) to the topic and facilitated discussion based on prompts or interactive activities that model effective online practice.

Proposals for faculty, faculty and student partners, and for faculty developers related to the conference theme may include:

  • Staff, faculty, student perspectives on managing well-being
  • Well-being
  • The role of community and connection
  • Combatting screen fatigue
  • Reducing cognitive load
  • Developing emotional IQ
  • Setting boundaries
  • Time management
  • Developing resilience
  • Mindfulness for self, pedagogically
  • Energy management

Proposals can be submitted here.

Questions? Please contact nefdcproposals[at]

Conference Location

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

Conference Schedule – TBD

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

9:45 – 2:00

Schedule will be posted soon.

Conference Rates and Registration

Click here to submit to the conference!


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 for a reduced rate of $25.

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