NEFDC Conference

New England Faculty Development Consortium 

NEFDC Spring 2020 – Cancelled to Covid-19 Pandemic

“Students as Partners in Learning Design”

June 5, 2020, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

Keynote by Dr. Alison Cook-Sather: “Co-Creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning Opportunities: The Potential of Pedagogical Partnership for Students and Faculty”

Dr. Cook-Sather’s research focuses on how differently positioned participants in education can work together toward deeper learning. She is also one of the leading scholars on student voice work, particularly student voice in teacher education and professional development. Alison has published over 70 articles and book chapters and five books, including Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty.

She will share her important work on how student-faculty and student-staff pedagogical partnerships can support both student and faculty learning. These partnerships can be a forum for designing and redesigning classroom learning where students and faculty partners bring their different perspectives to bear on how to develop engaging, equitable, and inclusive learning opportunities for students.
Dr. Alison Cook-Sather is the Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Director of the Peace, Conflict and Social Justice Studies concentration at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Sharon McManus, M.Ed., Center for Professional Development – C204

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon McManus at  or call 978-556-3960.