Professional Development and Publishing Opportunities


This page is updated several times per year with resources for professionals across the University who are interested in research and best practices related to teaching and learning.

May 24-26, 2014 - Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing Conference

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing/Association Canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW) Conference
May 24-26, 2014
Saint Catharines, Ontario

Annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW), to be held at Brock University in Saint Catharines, Ontario, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014.

Call for papers is underway.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

May 29-30, 2014 - Fairfield University 13th Annual Summer Conference

Fairfield University 13th Annual Summer Conference
May 29 - 30 - Innovative Pedagogy and Course Redesign
May 28 - Technology Pre-conference
Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.
Proposal deadline: February 24, 2014

The conference will celebrate and showcase excellence and innovations in all areas of teaching, faculty support and development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and community-engaged teaching and scholarship.

For more information, visit the conference website.

June 6, 2014 - New England Faculty Development Consortium Spring Conference

NEFDC Spring Conference
June 6, 2014
Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island
Proposal deadline: Feb. 23, 2014

The NEFDC welcomes proposals for interactive workshops, teaching tips and poster sessions for their June conference, "Moving from STEM to STEAM: What Really Works." The keynote speaker is Dr. Tom Pilecki.

Topics for proposals might include:

  • Teaching and learning in the STEM fields
  • Arts and design in STEAM fields (STEM fields and the Arts)
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Brain-compatible strategies that integrate the arts
  • Collaborative, interdisciplinary and/or engaged learning
  • Learning in the disciplines as well as approaches to general education

For more information, visit the NEFDC website.

July 27-Aug. 8, 2014 - Dartmouth 2014 Summer Seminar for Composition Research

Dartmouth 2014 Summer Seminar for Composition Research
July 27 to August 8
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Application deadline: Dec. 16, 2013

For more information, please visit the website.

Nov. 6-8, 2014 - Transforming STEM Higher Education

Transforming STEM Higher Education: A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.
Proposals Due: Monday, April 7, 2014

Proposals guidelines are available from the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

March 18-21, 2015 - 8th College Conference on Composition and Communication

8th College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC)
"Deep rewards and serious risks in international higher education writing research: Comfort zones and contact zones"
March 18-21, 2015
Tampa, Florida.
Proposals due: May 19, 2014.
Call for proposals on research about writing in higher education outside the U.S.

For more information, please visit the conference website.