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45th Annual POD Network Conference in Seattle

November 11–15, 2020, Hyatt Regency Seattle

To create flexible responses to these shifting and complex times, it is imperative that we “look inward and think forward:” that we critically examine our current contexts, narratives, and traditions while keeping in mind the future goals and needs of our institutions, our disciplines, and the communities we serve.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

The POD Network is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, professional environment free of discrimination and harassment.The POD Network expressly discourages and, where possible, prohibits its employees, contract workers, volunteers, and members from engaging in discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, culture, religion or creed, sex, disability, age, sexual…

2010-2011 Essays

The Associates in Teaching Program: Graduate Student Development, Faculty Renewal, and Curricular Innovation  Bill Rando, Yale University Memo to Departments: Outcomes Assessment Really is a Good Idea Wayne Jacobson, University of Iowa Talking with Faculty About Cognitive Science & Learning John Girash, Harvard University Down with the SGID! Long Live the QCD! Barbara J. Millis…

2009-2010 Essays

Facilitating Group Discussions: Understanding Group Development and Dynamics  Kathy Takayama, Brown University Transparent Alignment and Integrated Course Design David W. Concepción, Ball State University Multiple-Choice Questions You Wouldn’t Put on a Test: Promoting Deep Learning Using Clickers Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University Engaging Students, Assessing Learning-Just a Click Away Linda C. Hodges, Loyola University Maryland Research-Based…

2008-2009 Essays

A Whole New World, A New Fantastic Point of View  Ron Berk, The Johns Hopkins University  This essay describes and considers an approach to classroom teaching evaluation that relies on multiple sources of evidence based on multiple ratings. This approach provides more complete evidence than any single source for formative and summative decisions. “How Did…

2007-2008 Essays

Collaboration or Plagiarism? Explaining Collaborative-Based Assignments Clearly Tuesday L. Cooper, Empire State College When assigned collaborative learning projects, students often have difficulty determining appropriate contribution by each group member. By providing clear instructions, faculty can shape students’ appreciation of collaborative learning opportunities. Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Using Faculty Learning Communities  Milton D.…

2006-2007 Essays

Download All Jim Westerman, Appalachian State University Motivating Generation Y in the Classroom Generation Y students have matured and developed in an artificial, technologically-centered environment significantly different from what prior generations have experienced. This essay examines the impact of this environment on student classroom expectations and provides suggestions for how faculty can adapt their pedagogy…

2005-2006 Essays

Download All Danelle D. Stevens and Anitonia Levi, Portland State University Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading Rubrics can be used to assure greater consistency in grading and as a teaching tool to promote greater equity, especially with students who are first generation and /or non-native speakers of…