Regional Faculty Development Summit

May 19 - 20, 2014

Building on the momentum of the February 2014 meeting at Oakland University of faculty development professionals from the region, we wish to invite you to this special summit to extend the conversations, make progress on significant work, and broaden our network of collaboration and support.


The Regional Faculty Development Summit is designed for anyone involved in professional development of faculty, including:

  • Professionals working in or associated with teaching and learning centers such as Instructional Designers, Instructional Technologists, Faculty Fellows, Directors, Assistant and Associate Directors, and Graduate and Undergraduate Student Assistants;
  • Faculty Development Committee members; and
  • Graduate Students in related fields.

The Summit begins at 1 PM on Monday, May 19, 2014, and concludes the following day at 1 PM.  Through the Summit registration process, you will identify topics that are important to you or in which you have expertise or experience.  We will use this information to plan a portion of our time together.  The Summit will also offer a refreshing break from the typical conference format by creating time and space for participants to plan and facilitate just-in-time roundtable discussions and working sessions, thereby utilizing the faculty development expertise found within our regions.


The Regional Faculty Development Summit utilizes a break-even financial model for costs associated with the conference center room rentals and food.  Registration costs are:

  • Students: $85
  • Faculty and staff: $135
  • Institutional Teams of 4 or more faculty, staff, and/or students: 20% reduction in overall cost


To register, visit:

The registration deadline is Monday, May 12, 2014

Lodging is available at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center for the night of Monday, May 19, at a rate of $95 (plus taxes).


Regional Faculty Development Summit hosts and co-organizers:

Andrea Beach, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology and Director of Faculty Development,  Western Michigan University,

Christine Rener, Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation and Director of the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, Grand Valley State University,

Todd Stanislav, Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Ferris State University,