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Geography Faculty Development Alliance

The Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA) is a long-term, broad-based project to provide early career faculty and advanced doctoral students wit the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to excel I the lecture hall, seminar room, and laboratory.

Key objectives of the project are to foster a culture of support and success for early career faculty, to help them understand the fundamental interconnections between their teaching and research, and to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning across the entire discipline (GFDA is directed by Professor Ken Foote at the University of Colorado at Boulder).

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Early Career GFDA Workshop

This workshop is held at the University of Colorado in Boulder each summer for graduate students and faculty who are just beginning their careers in higher education. The one-week program focuses on topics that are frequently the source of the greatest stress in the first years of a college or university appointment.

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