NEFDC Conference

New England Faculty Development Consortium 


Fall 2023 Conference: Breaking Convention in Teaching and Learning

Friday, October 20, 2023
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Hogan Campus Center
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA

Call for Proposals: Due August 18, 2023
Read proposal expectations and submit your proposal

Teaching and learning everywhere is experiencing dramatic disruption, forcing educators to rethink what it means to prepare students for an uncertain future. While some disruptions certainly present opportunities for justice, change also introduces new challenges. How do we intentionally disrupt taken-for-granted conventions of higher learning rather than feeling as though the disruptions are happening to us? What practices have we put into place that work in disrupting conventions?

We seek proposals that address topics such as:

  • New educational norms and disruptions
  • Empowering teaching practices
  • Ungrading and self-reflective teaching practices
  • Leveraging AI in the classroom
  • Positionality and equity in learning

Faculty, academic administrators, faculty developers, instructional designers, graduate students and anyone interested in enhancing the professional development of faculty and administrators committed to excellence in teaching and learning will find meaning and practical strategies at this fall’s conference. We hope you will join us.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Masland

In Defense of Teacher-Centered Teaching … and Other Things I’m Not Supposed to Say

Dr. Lindsay Masland is the Director of Transformative Teaching and Learning in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She coordinates the Teaching and Student Success Lab which provides instructors support to collect and analyze data about their own teaching. Dr. Masland earned BA and MA degrees in Experimental Psychology at Wake Forest University and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

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Please do not register directly with NEFDC- Lorena Constant will register you for the conference via this form.  If you have any questions, please contact Lorena Constant at