June 28–30, 2021
The University of La Verne and the Claremont Colleges CTLs are excited to welcome you to the first-ever virtual POD Network Institute for New Educational Developers.
While many of us seemed ready to say good-bye to 2020, this new year has had a somewhat variable start. We have continued to see protests and riots around the world and pandemic lockdown measures (Ontario, where I live, declared another state of emergency until mid-Feb). It’s hard not to feel anxious, drained, and angry. And yet, there are also signs of positive change: a momentous inauguration in the United States with Kamala Harris being sworn in as Vice President, the start of promising vaccination campaigns, and increasing daylight hours in North America (this last one always boosts my energy).
The POD Network invites educational developers and scholars to submit reflective responses to the Randall Bass essay “What’s the Problem Now? for a special issue of the To Improve the Academy journal to be published in in fall/winter 2021.
Application deadline: January 28, 11:59 pm EST
The Diversity Committee is excited to announce several openings on its Executive Team, each of which presents an opportunity to work toward POD’s ambitious diversity goals with a group of dynamic, highly engaged POD members.
In February of this year, the POD Network’s Executive and Core Committees acknowledged the structural, systemic, and interpersonal racism that persists within the POD Network. At that time we knew necessary changes would not happen overnight, nor without errors and missteps along the way. But we believe that we can create an organization in which our espoused ideals—particularly our organizational commitment to equity—more closely match the lived reality of all our members. Since February, the POD Network has undertaken the following actions to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
The POD Network invites educational developers and scholars to submit short essays for a special practitioner-focused issue of the To Improve the Academy journal to be published in in February/March 2021.
Friday, November 20
This session is sponsored by the POD Network Professional Development Committee as an opportunity to connect, support, and create community with your new educational development colleagues.