To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development is an electronic journal that seeks to advance excellence in research and practice in educational development.


Prepared under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network), this thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a fundamental resource for faculty (educational) developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institutions.

Essays for Teaching & Learning

Essays on Teaching Excellence  are short and succinct scholarly essays that were published by the POD Network on an annual basis from 1989–2011. The essays are free of charge and available to the public. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction.

Thriving in Academe is a joint project of the National Education Association (NEA) and the POD Network. An article usually written by a POD Network member, it is intended to promote effective teaching and learning in higher education. Thriving in Academe appears in the NEA publication The NEA Higher Education Advocate.

POD Speaks is a new official publication of the POD Network, aligned with the POD Network’s goals. POD Speaks papers serve as resources for members advocating for teaching, faculty development, and organizational development excellence on their campuses