Announcing Needs-Based Finance Assistance to Attend the 2023 POD Network Conference
We are excited to announce that, as part of our efforts to lower barriers to participation in the 2023 POD Conference, the POD Network is piloting a needs-based financial aid program to support attendance at either the online or Pittsburgh venue. POD’s Core Committee has approved $25,000 to fund conference registration and membership fees, as well as travel and lodging costs for the Pittsburgh venue. Approximately 40% of awards will be given to individuals choosing to attend the online venue and 60% will be given to those choosing to attend the Pittsburgh venue.
Financial need will be determined based on applicants’ self-reports of having access to employer-provided funds and/or other financial support provided through the POD Network. Applications will be awarded on a random basis to those who qualify.
This Call for Applications timeframe is September 8 – October 4, 2023. Those interested in applyingmust complete the applicationno later than 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 4. The application has two sections: Section 1 information will be used to determine eligibility; Section 2 information is optional and will have no bearing on determinations of need. The data gathered in Section 2 will further our understanding of the factors limiting members’ ability to participate in the conference.
Only POD Office staff will have access to the personally identifiable information shared in the application. Summaries of information gathered (with no identifying information) will be shared with POD’s volunteer leadership.
Successful applicants will be notified by October 11 and will be asked to confirm acceptance of the funds, which will be made available within 15 days of the applicant’s acceptance.
We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please contact the POD Office: [email protected]
– POD Network Staff, Executive Committee, and Core Committee
Invitation to Apply to Serve as Faculty for the 2024 Institute for New Educational Developers (INED) Online
Are you an experienced professional and leader in the field of educational development? If so, the POD Network and Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) invite you to apply to serve as faculty for one or more synchronous online sessions at the July 2024 Institute for New Educational Developers (INED) Online and/or to create asynchronous materials that will be made available to participants before the conference. This is a great way to help new educational developers find success in supporting faculty. INED faculty volunteer their time; they do not receive an honorarium.
INED Online 2024 DATES: Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1, 2024
MODALITY: Synchronous online during the institute dates with additional asynchronous materials available starting July 1, 2024. Each synchronous session will be 75 minutes long.
The theme of the institute is A Taxonomy of Evidence-Based and Equitable Educational Development Goals. To meet the INED Online Learning Objectives, we will apply the six domains of L. Dee Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning Goals to educational development, and enhance his model by holistically integrating principles of equitable and inclusive teaching. Participants will engage with evidence-based principles and best practices that are foundational to educational development, strategize how to apply and integrate that knowledge in their practice, make a plan for continuing to learn and keep current in the field, and reflect on the human dimension and significance of the work.
If you are interested, please complete this form to indicate the topics for which you are willing to contribute your expertise. We kindly ask that you submit the form by September 29. You will receive a response to your submission by late October via email.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cliff Rouder, Pedagogy & Design Specialist at Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching.