Institute for Faculty Development

Institute for Faculty Development

The annual NCA Institute for Faculty Development, also known as the “Hope Conference,” is designed for undergraduate Communication faculty who want to build collaborative research and pedagogical relationships, learn about new directions in theory and pedagogy, and develop new course area expertise. The 2021 NCA Institute for Faculty Development was held virtually Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23 by host University of Nevado, Reno. Participants included 60 faculty members representing 54 colleges and universities across 29 states and the District of Columbia. 

Seminar leaders included Ahmet Atay (The College of Wooster), Ragan Fox (California State University, Long Beach), Ashley R. Hall (Illinois State University), Alison McCrowell Lietzenmayer (Old Dominion University), Sarah E. Riforgiate (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), and Jordan Soliz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). The scholar-in-residence was Tina M. Harris (Louisiana State University). 

Please reach out to Jimmie Manning, Chair and Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, with any questions.