Secret Decoder Ring: Why Do Faculty Resist Faculty Development?

Thursday, November 01 | 10:45AM–11:30AM MT | Mile High Ballroom 2C/3C, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Faculty might say they "don’t have time," but how do motivation, institutional realities, and complex professional factors impact attendance and engagement at professional development initiatives? In this interactive session, we'll explore answers to this question through authentic case studies, evidence from the literature, and real strategies from Big Ten universities.

Outcomes: Decode what faculty are really saying when they say they don’t have time to engage in faculty development activities * Appraise ideas from other institutions * Identify ways to leverage your role to optimize efforts at your institution


  • Cody Connor

    Assistant Director of Instructional Design, Purdue University
  • Sarah Miller

    Leader, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Resources & Downloads

  • Case Scenario

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Slide Deck

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Strategies for Engaging Faculty Handout

    Updated on 11/26/2019