POD Network Statement of Apology for Racial Injustices

The leaders of the POD Network have taken the first of many future steps toward a robust change process to critically examine our processes, policies, and practices; and to identify and enact changes that will lead to an organization that is more equitable and one that empowers, values, and centralizes people of color as members, colleagues, and leaders.

Roadblocks to Road Maps: Successfully Supporting Adjunct and Part-time Faculty

Friday, February 7, 2020, 1-2 EST Facilitators: Thomas McManus, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Sarah Oliver, Creighton University; and Mandy McGrew, Kennesaw State University Supporting adjunct and part-time faculty comes with several inherent roadblocks at many institutions. Identifying these obstacles is the first step in overcoming them. In this session we will begin to…

Hope and Change: Why Academic Hope Matters in Educational Development

Friday, December 13, 2019, 1–2 EST Facilitators: Susannah McGowan, Georgetown University; Peter Felten, Elon University This interactive session connects the existing literature on educational development, the emerging literature on academic hope, and our study of several hundred faculty involved in reforming gateway courses to consider how hope factors into the work of both faculty and…

Beyond Inclusion: Critical Approaches to Intercultural Competence in the Classroom

Friday, September 20, 2019, 1–2 EST Facilitators, Stacy Grooters and Matthew Goode, Boston College This session questions whether the goal of “inclusion” in the classroom is adequate to address the challenges posed by the current political climate. It marries two schools of thought—intercultural competence and anti-oppressive pedagogies—in order to imagine a pedagogical framework that attends…

PODSPEAKS Issue #3

Starting a Center for Teaching and Learning

Dickens, E., Cruz, L., Alderson, J., Atias, D., Graham, R., Hurney, C.A., Parker, M., Smentkowski, B., Smitherman, M., Thomas, M. Troisi, J.D., Vincent-Layton, K., and Wang, C. (2019). POD Speaks #3 (2019): 1–6 Starting a CTL is an exciting but complex endeavor, requiring a strong awareness of institutional culture and needs. Administrators, faculty, and other…