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Wednesday, November 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Q&A: Creating Community

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This session is an opportunity for participants to have a Question and Answer (Q&A) time with presenters who presented an on demand session. There’s no presentations, just the time and space for attendees to talk with on demand presenters about the work they have shared at the conference this year. The on demand sessions have been clustered around a shared theme. Each theme has an hour long, live Zoom session where attendees can jump in and out. So all presentations connected to a theme will be together in the same Q&A time slot. The theme for this session is:

Creating Community The core of these sessions looked at ways to create, build, or maintain a community of learners, in the classrooms and beyond.


Paula Rees

Paula Rees is Director of Diversity Programs for the College of Engineering and Director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her Diversity Programs role, she works with students, faculty... Read More →
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Carol Hurney

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity; Founding Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Colby College
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William O'Brochta

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University
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Beth White

Education Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
I am an Education Program Manager with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) STEM Workforce Development section. Prior to joining ORISE, I was an educational development professional and professor. I currently administer appointments for the U.S. Department of... Read More →
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Kirsten Helmer

Senior Lecturer and Director of Programming for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Let's talk about how the pandemic has changed teaching, learning, DEI work. I'd also love to talk with folx about anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies and curriculum design, trauma-aware teaching, moving programming related to microaggressions forward, UDL, and anything related... Read More →
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Diane Chapman

Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development, NC State University
Dr. Diane Chapman serves as the Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development in the Office for Faculty Excellence at NC State University. She is also a Teaching Professor and advises students and teaches in the Community College Leadership EdD program. She... Read More →
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Cassandra Volpe Horii

Hello, fellow POD Networkers! I'm a scientist by training who has founded and overseen a couple of centers for teaching / faculty and am passionate about inclusive, evidence-based (broadly defined), equity-minded teaching and systemic organizational change. As a former POD Network... Read More →
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Martin Springborg

Director of Teaching and Learning, Inver Hills Community College
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Elizabeth Luoma (she/her)

Assistant Director, Faculty Teaching Initiatives, Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
Beth is the Assistant Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, where she conducts consultations, classroom observations, and workshops for instructors across a wide variety of pedagogical topics, including active learning, assessment... Read More →

Wednesday November 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST