The Week at a Glance

The 2019 POD INFD will run Monday, July 29, 2019 from 2pm through Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11am. There will be a series of workshops, plenaries, group break-outs, and action-planning throughout the week.

Click here for the Schedule at a Glance

Here is a quick breakdown of the event:

Action Plan

Each participant will complete an Action Plan at the 2019 POD INFD. This plan will allow the participant to identify one project that they would like to complete in the next year – this can be as small as a workshop or as large as an assessment plan. The Action Plan will allow participants to outline the goals and benchmarks for their project with the support of fellow participants and Resource Faculty. At the end of the week, participants will submit their plans for feedback from the Resource Faculty Team.

Resource Group Break-outs

A key feature of INFD is the opportunity to network with others in the field of faculty and educational development. The Resource Groups allow for participants to meet with 5-8 peers and a Resource Faculty mentor throughout the week. During the Resource Group Break-outs, participants will explore the field, best practices, address institutional-specific concerns, and begin the action planning process.

Emerging Practice Plenaries

Change within the Academy can happen at a glacial pace, however our students are always changing and our practices should also grow and evolve with our students. With this in mind, the Emerging Practice Plenaries serve as 75-minute introductions to new areas of practice, from handling “hot moments” in the classroom to understanding a more diverse student community.

Foundations Plenaries

Understanding where the field began is essential to valuing where the field is moving. The Foundations Plenaries serve as opportunities for participants to better understand the history and foundations of the work within faculty and educational development. This includes the history of the field overall and the importance of regional and national support networks.

Concurrent Workshops

Getting to the heavy lifting of the work of faculty and educational development is at the heart of the INFD experience. Whether it is developing a marketing strategy or conducting a needs assessment, participants will get hands-on support in developing the structures and practices that shape the foundations of our work. These hour-long workshops will help participants jump start their work back home.

Concurrent Sessions

While Concurrent Workshops get at heavy lifting, there are still a number of topics that need exploration for new developers. In the 45-minute Concurrent Sessions, participants will dive into the basics of key faculty and educational development practices, from faculty learning communities to digital resources.

Graduation Reception

Sure to be the highlight of any visit to Greensboro, the 2019 POD INFD Graduation Reception will be held at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Museum and experience the journey of four young men from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as they sparked a national sit-in movement on February 1, 1960. After touring the Museum, participants will take part in a short dinner reception celebrating the week.

Digital INFD for States with Travel Restrictions

A digital-only INFD is available now for state employees of Washington, California, New York, Vermont, & Connecticut. For a reduced registration cost ($300), Digital INFD is now able to offer state employees impacted by national travel bans the opportunity to engage in INFD programming. Digital INFD will be available the week following the face-to-face INFD (August 5-9, 2019).
Digital INFD attendees will receive dedicated virtual access to 18 recorded sessions and exclusive content related to a number of content areas. With the Digital INFD, you will receive access to all handouts and worksheets, with dedicated digital content to create a guided INFD experience. Additionally, you will be invited to digital synchronous gatherings and asynchronous interactive discussions providing you with opportunities to engage with experts in the field and other Digital INFD attendees.
All content will be available virtually for two years. With each registered attendee having the opportunity to complete an action plan and receive resource faculty feedback.
** NOTE: In order to fund the production of the Digital INFD resources, there will need to be at least 15 participants registered from states that have adopted travel bans that include North Carolina **
Virtual sessions will include the following and more:
  • The Just Classroom: Helping faculty engage in inclusive teaching
  • Creating On-demand and Reaching Faculty at a Distance
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Educational Development at the Community College
  • From Faculty Member to Developer
  • Event Planning and Assessment
  • Setting Up a Center
  • Developing a Consultation Style
  • Coordinating New Faculty Orientation
  • Creating Networks Across Campuses
  • Strengths-based Leadership: Engaging a strengths-based approach
  • The Neuroscience of Learning
  • Universal Design For Learning
  • Developing Scholarship for Teaching and Learning
  • Understanding the Career Pathways of Educational Development.

Session Tracks

There will be several themed tracks for the concurrent workshops and sessions. Attendees can select workshops and sessions by track or by their individual interests. Tracks will include:


Key Programs


Inclusion & Beyond

Getting Started