University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Funding available to attend teaching related conferences and workshops

A vibrant network of university teaching experts and scholars share their insights every year at regional, national and international conferences and workshops, and the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) supports UND faculty traveling to such conferences for professional development in support of their teaching. Grants fund $1,000 per trip or $1,500 for intercontinental travel.

Information is available online for a number of opportunities, including:

  • conferences focused on teaching within your discipline (for example, the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference or the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference)
  • disciplinary conferences with teaching-related sessions (which exist in every discipline from the Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference and more)
  • conferences or workshops dedicated to a pedagogical approach or learning outcome (the Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference or the Critical Thinking Community Workshop or the Reacting to the Past Institute at Barnard College)
  • method of delivery (the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference or the International Conference on Online Learning)
  • general college teaching conferences (like the Teaching Professor Conference, EDUCAUSE or the Lilly Conferences on College Teaching)

If you’d like additional information on grants to support your professional development as a teacher, contact the director or visit the Funding link on the OID web site (

-- Anne Kelsch, program director, Instructional Development, 777.4233,

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