44th Annual POD Network Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 13-17, 2019

Leaning on the theme of Connection: Closing the Distance, we encouraged proposals for the conference that explored how human and digital connection can be intentionally leveraged by the educational development community to promote authentic connection in our ever-changing higher education landscape.

Publishing SoED: Strategies for Effectively Sharing Your Work

Friday, December 7, 2018, 1–2 EST Facilitators: Katie Linder, Research Director, Oregon State University Ecampus Although academic publishing can be a bit mysterious, there are some tried and true methods for getting your work placed in academic journals, edited collections, and other mediums. In this interactive webinar, Dr. Katie Linder will share strategies for targeting…

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43rd Annual POD Network Conference

Portland, Oregon, November 14-18, 2018

Leadership and managing change are two of the most pressing concerns POD Network Members face in their institutions and in the educational development profession. We believe that these two concepts, leadership and change, are naturally intertwined and combined them to form the 2018 conference theme.

Sessions addressing this theme considered the questions: Where in higher education is change already happening? And where is change needed but not happening—or not happening quickly enough? What kind of professional development do we need to become the leaders who are successful in navigating the changes on the horizon?

The “Sparkshop”: Making Faculty Development Timely and Department-Based

Friday, September 21, 2018 1–2 EST Facilitators: Megan Frary and Teresa Focarile, Boise State University To reach faculty that don’t regularly engage in professional development around teaching, we developed the “Sparkshop”, a 15 minute, active-learning based workshop that can be facilitated in a department meeting. Each Sparkshop asks faculty members to look at data supporting…

Mattering to Ourselves: Confronting Burnout and Compassion Fatigue for Educational Developers

April 6, 2018, 1–2 EST Facilitators: Allison Boye, Texas Tech University As educational developers, we focus on helping others, experiencing the same stressors faced by the faculty with whom we work and then some, but perhaps without enough opportunities to reflect on our own well-being. Through discussion of research, collective experience, surveys and interviews, participants…

Redefining the Webinar: Conducting Authentic, Interactive Online Learning Events

Friday, December 8, 2017, 1–2 EST Facilitators: Brenda Boyd, Quality Matters; Anna Donnell, University of Cincinnati; Angela Linse, Pennsylvania State University Are you interested in taking some of your programming online? What is your purpose in doing an online event? Join us to explore whether an interactive webinar format may be appropriate and how we…