Syracuse University

FPP Conference

Each year the FPP sponsors a professional development conference for FPP participants and faculty at SU and nearby schools. The 2- or 3-day program is generally held at a resort-style center such as SU’s Minnowbrook facility in the Adirondacks or the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY, the week after Commencement.

The relaxed environment provides a forum for faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to discuss current issues in higher education, learn about new pedagogical and technological advances relevant to the academy, and envision future directions for the FPP.


Programming includes a combination of plenary and concurrent sessions that cover multiple facets of graduate student and faculty life. Popular session topics from previous conferences include diversity in the classroom, teaching strategies, job search preparation, surviving the first year as a faculty member, mock job interviews, dissertation writing, and academic publication.

Departmental contributions to the programming for the conference are strongly encouraged. Just as important are the numerous networking, mentoring, and recreational opportunities afforded by the conference’s generous schedule and bucolic surroundings. Best of all, registration, accommodations, food, and transportation are all paid for by the Graduate School! 

 Future Professoriate Program/Preparing Future Faculty Annual Conference at White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY.

Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2015

If you have any questions contact Glenn Wright at

2014 Conference Program
Presentation Handouts:

2013 FPP Conference Program

2012 FPP Conference program

2011 FPP Conference program

2010 FPP Conference program

For more information on the Graduate School Programs offered click on the titles below:

Teaching Assistant Program (TA Orientation, English Language Proficiency Services, Teaching Mentors, Outstanding TA Award, Course Assessment, Graduate Assistants)

Future Professoriate Program (FPP Participation, Primary Faculty Liaison, Certificate in University Teaching, Teaching Portfolio)

Resources (Graduate School Press, Critical Incidents in College Teaching vignettes, Research Ethics and Academic Integrity vignettes)

The Graduate School Press In order to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, the Graduate School maintains a book publication program providing resources on topics relevant to graduate education and the university classroom.

International Graduate Students The Graduate School provides many academic programs and community initiatives to support the educational experiences of international graduate students and to highlight their academic achievements at Syracuse University.