Conference Information

Each year the SRFIDC meets to share information in the realm of instructional development. The conference site rotates among various member institutions and provides an opportunity for other member institutions to see how faculty and instructional development is envisioned at various campuses in the Southern region.
2015 Conference
The Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) will hold our 39th annual sharing conference in Collegedale, TN hosted by Southern Adventist University, from March 1 to March 3, 2015. This year's conference theme focuses on Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Teaching Center.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Western Carolina University
Registration and Conference Agenda
Click here to register for the conference. If you require an invoice to submit payment, register, then use this form to send payment.

Conference Hotel:
You can use the following link to reserve a room at the Ooltewah Holiday Inn Express (Scroll down until you get to “Lodging”) you will automatically be in the system to get the “Southern Adventist University Group Rate”

If you would like to call the hotel directly, ask for the “Southern Adventist University Discounted Rate”  of $84.00 per night for a King or two Queen beds.

The link above also gives directions to the University, as well as restaurants and other sights within driving distance.

Southern Adventist University Shuttle Service for Hotel Guests:

Parking is limited on campus, so a shuttle service is provided for you.

The shuttle will pick up conference participants at the Holiday Inn Hotel and bring them to Thatcher South building at:

Sunday, March 1 at 8 am

Monday, March 2 at 8am

Tuesday, March 3 at 8am


The shuttle will pick up from Thatcher South at:

Sunday, March 1 at 5:15pm

Monday, March 2 at 4:35pm

Tuesday, March 3 at 12:45


If you will be driving into Collegedale, TN daily for the conference, please use this parking information.

Parking at Southern Adventist is limited. This is why a shuttle is provided for the hotel guests. However, for those of you who are driving in daily for the conference, the building we are in is called Thatcher-South, and the entrance can be found close to Parking Lot H and V on the campus map . Click here for campus map.

However, the H and V Lots and Thatcher Main Lot are for residents of the dorm only, so conference participants will need to park across the street—on Sunday, March 1 only—at the Spaulding Elementary School (just Southwest of Thatcher South). Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 you will have to park at lot C/H across the street (Southeast of Thatcher South). 

Southern Adventist University Wellness Center:

The Wellness Center will provide passes to SRFIDC conference participants for $5.00 total for the entire time of the conference.  It has a climbing wall and a therapy pool with water aerobic classes in the evenings, as well as a lap pool, Jacuzzi and complete floor workout space with the latest machines.  The wellness center website is: