POD Network Sponsored Session
February 9–18, 2021
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursday 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, and 2/18 11:00am–12:00pm EST
Michael Reder, Connecticut College—email@example.com
Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe, Amherst College—firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop focuses on starting a new or continuing to run a CTL or educational development program at small college or universities or as a solo-practitioners at any type of institution. It is designed for both new and experienced educational developers who may hold a full-time CTL position, are chairing a faculty development committee, or doing such work as only a portion of their portfolio (as a Dean or faculty member still teaching). Emphasizing both theory and practice, we will examine the challenges and advantages of supporting teaching and learning in these contexts. After briefly considering educational development theory drawn from and relevant to our “small” contexts, you will apply this theory to your own institutional situation and explore approaches that capitalize on the particular resources and strengths of your context. We will also provide tools to analyze and prioritize your programming, as well as discuss approaches to gathering and sharing assessment data.
Our synchronous four sessions will offer a variety of smaller breakout groups to address the needs and experience levels of the workshop participants. You will leave with a “next immediate steps” plan to move forward your work, in addition to a bibliography for further reading. There will be approximately one to two hours of readings and homework between each of our four synchronous meetings.
Participation Min 6–Max 45