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 the week after Commencement in May.
FPP Annual Conference
May 13-14, 2020
The FPP Annual Conference will be held the week following Commencement at the rustic yet luxurious Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY (about 45 minutes north of Syracuse). The conference will feature a full slate of FPP-themed programming and opportunities to engage with faculty from SU and diverse institutions around the CNY region. Along with its relaxed and collegial atmosphere, the conference is notable for being free: registration, room, food, and round-trip bus transportation from campus are all covered by the Graduate School.The Graduate School is now accepting proposals for sessions consistent with the conference’s focus on teaching, job search preparation, and other aspects of academic professionalization. Research talks are appropriate only if the content relates to one of these areas. Sessions will last one hour and may follow any standard format—e.g., panel, workshop, solo presentation. Proposals are encouraged from both graduate students and faculty.
To propose a session, please provide a title and brief (50-75 word) description, identifying any co-presenters and/or technological requirements, by email to Glenn Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, March 23, 2020.
Past conference programs and keynote videos are below.
- Video: Keynote address – Thriving in a Diverse and Inclusive Academy, Lena Hill, Dean of the College, Washington and Lee University
- Video: Keynote address – The Two Cultures of Higher Education and Their Impact on Academic Freedom, Dean Jeffrey Buller, Leadership and Professional Development, Florida Atlantic University
- Video: Keynote address – The Entrepreneurial Professor, Prof. George Justice, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
- Video: Keynote address – We Are All the Corporate University, Matthew Huber, Geography, Syracuse University