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The Seattle skyline with Mt. Hood in the background

45th Annual POD Network Conference in Seattle

November 11–15, 2020, Hyatt Regency Seattle To create flexible responses to these shifting and complex times, it is imperative that we “look inward and think forward:” that we critically examine our current contexts, narratives, and traditions while keeping in mind the future goals and needs of our institutions, our disciplines,…

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Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, June 5

I am often at a loss for words, but I’m feeling more so that way at this time. My heart is heavy with the recent overwhelming and devastating acts of anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States, in Canada, and beyond.

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Leveraging summer . . .

Greetings! Looking toward the coming weeks and months from the perspective of a quickly receding summer, I wonder, like many of you, how to leverage the precious remaining hours—that is, how to use them to maximum advantage both to prepare for what’s ahead and to dedicate a bit of time…

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POD in 140 characters or less

Thursday night at the conference, I posed the questions, “Why do we do what we do? Why does it matter?” and asked everyone to share their responses via Twitter.  Thanks to a lot of collaboration at the dinner tables, and additional help from our brave Roving Tweeters, the response was…

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