“Hope Conference” Held at Hope College
The NCA Institute for Faculty Development, also known as the “Hope Conference,” was held July 24-30, 2016, at Hope College in Holland, MI. Faculty members from across the country participated in the popular annual conference, which is designed for undergraduate Communication faculty wanting to build collaborative research and pedagogical relationships, to learn about new directions in theory and pedagogy, and to develop new course area expertise. Seminar leaders included: Brenda Allen (Teaching Difference and Organizing), Larry Frey (Engaged Communication Research and Teaching), Lynn Harter (Storytelling), Yahya Kamalipour (Media in the Digital Age), Scott Lyons (Native American Rhetoric), and Lynn Turner (Family Communication). Dawn Braithwaite served as the 2016 Scholar-in-Residence. NCA Assistant Director for Academic and Professional Affairs LaKesha Anderson welcomed attendees and participated in several of the seminars. In all, 40 faculty members representing 21 states attended this year’s conference.
Congratulations to the faculty and staff at Hope College for successfully hosting the last three Institutes at Hope, where it all began 30 years ago. The 2017 Institute for Faculty Development will be held at Denison University in Granville, OH.