Faculty Development Professionals Conference

Call for Proposals

CFP Opens: February 5, 2024
Deadline for proposal submissions:
Now extended to April 14, 2024
Notifications of acceptance sent by:
April 30, 2024

Accepting Proposals for:

  • 60-minute concurrent sessions
  • Poster presentations.

Live Event: August 20–21 | On Demand August 22–November 21

We want you! We are looking for innovative faculty developers who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. Faculty and staff want to learn tools, tips, and techniques to improve both their centers and the teaching and learning within their institutions. This is your chance to get involved in our 2nd annual faculty development conference.


Sessions in this track focus on developing, marketing and delivering faculty training workshops and resources.

Faculty Engagement & Retention
Sessions will focus on strategies for balancing the competing demands of an academic career, overcoming challenges to retention; and reenergizing faculty.

These sessions focus on the assessment of faculty progress, professional development initiatives, and measuring success. Sessions may include: learning records; performance evaluation models; feedback; and development plans.

Practices and Strategies
Sessions in this track will highlight trends in pedagogy; best practices in improving instruction and boosting student engagement/success; and strategies for creating inclusive learning environments.

Sessions in this track support building and refining innovative approaches to higher-education leadership in support of student success; building faculty collaboration; addressing conflict resolution; coaching/mentoring faculty; fostering inclusion and belonging for faculty; and building a positive working and learning environment.

Special Topics
With the complexity of faculty development roles and responsibilities at different institutions, sometimes our work doesn’t fit neatly into a single category. Submissions for this track represent topics not clearly defined in another track, such as: securing funding; strategic planning; publishing scholarly work; wellbeing and balance.


Submitting a proposal is easy! Simply fill out the form and select the track that best fits. All proposals must include:

  • Session title and abstract
  • Content and context
  • Three literature references
  • Relevance
  • Engagement activities

If accepted as a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference as well as extend your own network and grow professionally. All presenters must:

  • Submit an electronic version of their PowerPoint slides
  • Agree to having the session recorded for on-demand use 
  • Submit a PDF version of their poster and .MP3 audio narration
  • Register for the conference (discounted fee for presenters: $250.00)