The purpose of the Consortium is to foster the effectiveness and advancement of faculty and instructional development programs, both nascent and well established, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning. The Consortium directs its efforts toward promoting fellowship and sharing in these specific ways:
These activities provide the focus of the Consortium's annual sharing conference, a three- or four-day meeting held in February or March and hosted by a member institution. It features workshops, major speakers, and member sharing sessions.
Many of those attending the sharing conference prefer to arrive a day early to take advantage of lower airfares, to tour the local area, or to socialize with colleagues. The conference coordinator usually arranges for an inexpensive pre-conference package. Other membership benefits include SRFIDC listserv participation, a newsletter, and a directory of faculty and instructional development speakers and workshops.