Spring 2018 NEFDC Conference

Lasell College, Newton, MA

Friday June 8, 2018


The Role of the Affective Domain in
Teaching and Learning
Sara Rose Cavenaugh

Keynote Speaker: Sara Rose Cavanaugh, Associate Professor of Psychology,
Associate Director for Grants & Research for the Center for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Cavanaugh is a faculty member at Assumption College, where her research interests focus on the interaction of psychological and biological processes in healthy and disrupted emotion regulation. Her particular research interests include the role of attention in emotion regulation, cognitive biases in mood and anxiety disorders, and the relationships among emotion regulation, well-being, and positive moods states.Her writing includes a best-selling book, The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (2016). She speaks with groups and corporations about applying the science of motivation and emotion to their efforts, including the Bose Corporation, Subforum, and Mount Auburn Hospital.


Call for Proposals

The NEFDC welcomes proposals for interactive presentations, teaching tips and poster sessions that highlight student-centered, inclusive teaching, reflect on faculty development programs, or document approaches to create successful outcomes for engaged learning. We particularly welcome proposals on the spring conference theme of “The Role of the Affective Domain in Teaching and Learning”.

Proposals are welcome related to, but not limited to:

  • Impression formation
  • Mentoring relationships with students and faculty
  • Forming meaningful student-faculty relationships
  • Teaching practices that inspire student engagement and persistence
  • Student engagement
  • Goal-setting
  • Managing emotions in the classroom (i.e. minimizing negative emotions and/or maximizing positive emotions)
  • Building trusting relationships in the classroom
  • Motivation
  • Anxiety in the classroom/Test anxiety
  • Science/neuroscience of emotions
  • Managing faculty emotions

Call for Proposals Deadline February 28.

Please review the guidelines for proposals before submitting your proposal online.

Guidelines for Presenters

Please address questions to  nefdcproposals@gmail.com

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC - $165 early bird [Ends May 8], $195 regular
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC - $125 early bird, $155 regular,
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205

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