In February of this year, the POD Network’s Executive and Core Committees acknowledged the structural, systemic, and interpersonal racism that persists within the POD Network. At that time we knew necessary changes would not happen overnight, nor without errors and missteps along the way. But we believe that we can create an organization in which our espoused ideals—particularly our organizational commitment to equity—more closely match the lived reality of all our members. Since February, the POD Network has undertaken the following actions to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
This website offers an overview of the different formats and sources of DEI resources and where or how to find them. We list the sources in no particular order. While we do list some specific examples in alphabetical order for each kind of course or type of resource, we are not intending to share a comprehensive or “best-of” list; they really are just samples.
This guide assumes that you are likely working within higher education contexts and look for DEI resources that inform and/or can be used in college teaching and learning, and/or that you are interested in conducting education research with a focus on DEI.
Our hope is to expand your horizon on what’s out there and where all you might find helpful DEI resources.
That said, we rely on YOU to help us refine this little guide to finding DEI resources. We are aware that it probably still needs quite a bit of work and development. Please let us know what we are missing, what we could explain better, or what further suggestions you have for this website. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.