Each year, the FPP sponsors a professional development conference for FPP participants and faculty at SU and nearby schools. The two- or three-day program is generally held at a resort-style center, such as SU’s Minnowbrook facility in the Adirondacks or the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, New York, the week after Commencement.

The relaxed environment provides a forum for faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to discuss current issues in higher education, learn about new pedagogical and technological advances relevant to the academy, and envision future directions for the FPP.

Programming includes a combination of plenary and concurrent sessions that cover multiple facets of academic professionalization for future faculty, including the teaching role, research and publication, job-search preparation, and the graduate-student-to-faculty transition.

Departmental contributions to the programming for the conference are strongly encouraged. Just as important are the numerous networking, mentoring, and recreational opportunities afforded by the conference’s generous schedule and bucolic surroundings. Best of all, registration, accommodations, food, and transportation are all paid for by the Graduate School!

Programs from Past Conferences

FPP Conference Program 2018

FPP Conference Program 2017

FPP Conference Program 2016

FPP Conference Program 2015

FPP Conference program 2014

FPP conference program 2013

FPP conference program 2012

FPP conference program 2011