Revised 2015.3.14.

The Geography Faculty Development Alliance

Workshops and Seminars for Early Career College and University Faculty

Workshop Info at AAG

Workshop Information

Past Participants

Why Should You Participate?
Comments from Past Participants

Project Publications

The Geography Faculty Development Alliance is a long-term, broad-based project begun in 2002 to improve the learning and teaching of geography in higher education. The aim is to provide early career faculty and advanced doctoral students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to excel in the lecture hall, seminar room, and laboratory. Key objectives of the project are to foster a culture of support and success for early career faculty.

This project involves several components: summer workshops, follow-up seminars, panel discussions, and paper sessions at the annual meetings of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education. There is also a longitudinal evaluation and research component to consider the value of the training to early career faculty during the tenure review process. A final component involves publishing the workshop materials as a stand-alone course for use in graduate geography programs, including the books Aspiring Academics (2009) and Teaching College Geography (2009).

Changes are underway as the GFDA moves into its second decade.  2015 will mark the second year in New England with a move to the South envisioned for 2016.  

Registration has begun for the 2015 GFDA workshop, 21 - 27 June at the
University of Connecticut in Storrs.   
Two-page publicity flyer available here (pdf format).

Registration is available through the website of the Association of American Geographers at:

Ken Foote (U Connecticut) and J.W. Harrington, Jr. (U Washington), Directors
Geography Faculty Development Alliance | Department of Geography
University of Connecticut | 422 Austin Bldg., U-4148
Storrs, CT 06269-4148  | 860-486-2196