Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together interested members around enduring subjects of interest and importance in the field of Educational Development. A new SIG can be formed by petition to the Core Committee; the petition should include the SIG’s mission and focus, a plan for leadership, at least 20 member signatures, and at least five people who are willing to serve in leadership positions. SIGs are eligible for POD Network electronic communications benefits such as a hosted listserv, web space, online community tools, and may host webinars or virtual gatherings using the POD Network online meeting platform throughout the year. SIGs may also request funds for special projects of benefit to SIG and POD Network members.
For more information about a specific SIG, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairs: Ann Coburn-Collins and Teresa Focarile
Core Representative: Lindsay Bernhagen
The mission of the Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty SIG is to promote and support work on our campuses that foster adjunct and part-time faculty development:
- Encourages conference proposal submissions
- Facilitates the annual conference Special Interest Group and Birds of a Feather meetings that explore issues of adjunct and part-time faculty.
- Hosts an adjunct/part-faculty Google Group. email@example.com. To join the group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Distributes an annually updated bibliography on adjunct and part-time faculty references and resources
Please see WikiPODia for more details and contact information.
Graduate and Professional Student Development
Chair: Katherine Kearns
Core Committee representative: Stacy Grooters
Matters relating to graduate student professional development
Mindfulness & Contemplative Pedagogy
Chairs: Kelsey Bitting and Michael Sweet
Core Representative: Hoag Holmgren
The mission of the Mindfulness & Contemplative Pedagogy SIG is to explore and support the implementation of contemplative practices into postsecondary classrooms. To accomplish this mission, the SIG aims to (a) support educational developers interested in cultivating contemplative pedagogy practices and communities on their campuses, and (b) foster the development of concrete models of implementation and assessment of these practices in higher education settings. To join the group, email email@example.com.
Chair: Jason Craig
Core Committee representative: Erica Bastress-Dukehart
Coordination of interests of persons working in a small college setting.
Chair: Matthew Holley
To support and connect colleagues within the POD Network who are actively engaged in STEM educational development and instruction. The SIG will provide a stable infrastructure for professional networking and peer assistance within/across STEM fields and institutional categories. It will also create capacity to organize POD programming such as conference sessions/workshops and related intervening events (online and in-person). In addition, the STEM SIG seeks to aggregate resources for practitioners who support STEM instruction and instructors and to support the dissemination of scholarship related to STEM educational development. An additional goal is to provide a bridge for communication and coordination with organizations involved in STEM education at a national level.
Teaching with Technology (TwT)
Chair: Georges Detiveaux
Core Representative: Francine Glazer
TwT’s goal is to support faculty developers who assist faculty with integrating technology into teaching and learning by providing resources on trends, issues, effective strategies, and new developments. The group’s activities include this public website, a members-only online discussion site, and POD Network conference sessions. In the future, we plan to offer face-to-face events, online events, and publications.
SIG Presidential Liaisons:
The role of the Presidential Liaison is to serve as a sounding board for either the SIG chair or Core representative on issues that span across committees, have implications for governance, budget, the organization as a whole, or the public face of the organization. The Presidential Liaison does not attend meetings routinely but instead recommends the chair invite the liaison to attend at appropriate times for particular agenda items with these broader implications.
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