Faculty Affairs Summit: Creating the Conditions for Faculty Belonging and Growth

Denver, CO | March 27, 2024 8:00 am MT To March 28, 2024 12:00 pm MT

Faculty Affairs Summit: Creating the Conditions for Faculty Belonging and Growth

Denver, CO | March 27, 2024 8:00 am MT To March 28, 2024 12:00 pm MT

Join fellow Faculty Affairs leaders to explore strategies for retaining faculty and helping them thrive at your institution.


Four years after the pandemic rocked the foundation of higher education, many faculty affairs leaders continue to struggle to retain faculty. Academic Impressions’ Faculty Retention Survey points to three main factors that contribute to retention, higher job satisfaction, and lower levels of burnout among faculty: a sense of belonging, growth and workload, and support for professional development. Creating the conditions for these factors requires faculty affairs leaders to examine: 

  • Equity across workload, promotion, and compensation. 
  • Faculty’s agency and leadership in decision-making. 
  • How faculty are recognized and rewarded. 
  • Departmental community and culture. 

Join us for our semiannual Faculty Affairs Summit to explore a variety of proven approaches to support faculty retention. We’ll look at strategies you can use to move the needle on faculty climate and create the conditions necessary to retain faculty and help them to thrive and grow at your institution.   

Final schedule TBD.

  • Day 1, Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 will begin at 8:00am with a breakfast and opening keynote, followed by morning sessions. Lunch will be provided at noon, followed by afternoon sessions. We will conclude Day 1 with a Networking Reception from 4:30-5pm.
  • Day 2 on Thursday, March 28th, 2024 will begin with breakfast at 8am and consist of morning sessions from 8:30am-12pm. Register now to save your seat and receive updates on the final agenda!

Who should attend?

This summit is broadly applicable to Faculty Affairs and faculty development leaders at both the central and unit levels. Both VP/AVP and Dean/Associate Dean-level leaders charged with Faculty Affairs and/or faculty development will benefit.


The training will be conducted in person at Academic Impressions’ Denver-based office at:
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center – 3-star hotel
8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Distance from office: 0.5 miles if driving, 0.3 miles if walking

A room rate of $114/night is available if you book your room using this link. 

This reduced rate and room availability are subject to general hotel availability and not guaranteed. So, we recommend booking as soon as possible! 


Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center – 4-star hotel
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 1.1 miles

Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4-star hotel
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 0.9-1.2 miles, depending on route