University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Last FIDC deadline is May 1 at noon

Funding Available to Attend Teaching Related Conferences and Workshops over the Summer

When it comes to improving student learning in your classes, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. A vibrant network of University teaching experts and scholars share their insights every summer at regional, national and international conferences and workshops, and the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) supports UND faculty travelling to such conferences for professional development in support of their teaching. Information on a number of opportunities is available online, whether it be:

  • a conference 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)
  • a disciplinary conference 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)
  • a conference or workshop dedicated to a pedagogical approach or learning outcome (the Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference or the Critical Thinking Community Workshop)
  • a method of delivery (the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference or the International Conference on Online Learning)
  • a general college teaching conference (like the Teaching Professor Conference or EDUCASE)

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 website. Wednesday, May 1, at noon is the grant deadline for all travel prior to Sept. 1.

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

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