NCA Institute for Faculty Development, Duquesne University

July 15 - 19, 2024


Registration for the 2024 NCA Institute for Faculty Development (IFFD) is now open. The IFFD will take place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA from July 15-July 19. Registration opens immediately and will close on May 31, 2024. at 11:59 p.m. 

The general purpose of the IFFD is to stay abreast of ongoing changes and issues in communication theory and research, with an eye to enriching instructional insights and practices. This five-day conference offers participants an opportunity to network with fellow undergraduate scholar-teachers and learn from and with leading scholars in the field. 

This year's Scholar-in-Residence is Dr. Andre Johnson whose focus is Rhetoric, Race, and Religion. Planned workshop topics include toxic interpersonal relationships, communication ethics in the workplace, research methods, community engagement, Kenneth Burke, Andy Warhol and the communication ethics of branding, political communication, generative AI, alternative perceptions and conceptions of sound, integrated marketing communication, and more. 

The institute is able to host around 60 applicants this year. To register, please complete the IFFD Registration Form

Attendees should assume that they will need to pay for their own travel to the Institute, room, and board as well as those expenses not paid for by the host institution, about which attendees will be informed. Room and board will be approximately $700. Questions regarding the IFFD may be directed to Dr. Janie Harden Fritz or Dr. Katherine S. Thweatt.