Faculty Professional Development


Faculty professional development plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of education while ensuring the academic growth of our institution. Through continuous professional development, we can better engage students, adapt to evolving educational technologies, and address diverse learning needs effectively. It also fosters a culture of lifelong learning among educators and promotes self-improvement. 

Here is a list of suggested external conferences for professional development. While this is not an exhaustive list, you can use it as a starting point.

Consult with the Teaching and Learning Center for additional information on external conference opportunities.

Higher Education

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education-(POD Network)

Leadership in Higher Education Conference

League for Innovations in the Community College

Teaching and Learning

Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

Annual Conference of Higher Education Pedagogy

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The Teaching Professor Conference (by Magna)

Learning Guild

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Online and Distance Learning

Online Learning Consortium (OLC-Innovate, OLC-Accelerate)

Distance Learning Administration Conference (DLA)

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Educational Technology

International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Training Mag. Tech Learn

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting

Instructional Design

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Central Ohio ATD

The Teaching Professor – ID Conference


AAC&U’s Biennial Diversity and Learning Conference

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)