POD Speaks papers serve as resources for members advocating for teaching, faculty development, and organizational development excellence on their campuses (goal #1).

These short, pithy, evidence-based papers, written for a wide audience of higher education professionals, will also enhance the visibility of the POD Network (goal #2), highlighting the work educational developers do and underscoring the ways that the POD Network’s expertise can contribute to discussion of important issues.

Please share POD Speaks with your campus administrators and stakeholders!

  • Issue #1 — Martin, D., Tenure and Promotion Start with Centers for Teaching and Learning. POD Speaks 1 (2016): 1–4 (PDF, free download)
  • Issue #2  — Wright, M., Horii, C.V., Felten, P., Sorcinelli, M.D., and Kaplan, M. Faculty Development Improves Teaching and Learning. POD Speaks 2 (2018): 1–5 (PDF, free download)
  • Issue #3  — 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). Starting a Center for Teaching and Learning. POD Speaks 3 (2019): 1–6 (PDF, free download)

Call for Proposals

Accepted on a rolling basis – We are currently revising the POD Speaks submission process, check back soon for the new procedures.

Send questions to Elizabeth Dickens (edickens@virginia.edu).