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Thursday, November 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Q&A: POD Innovation Award Nominees

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This session is an opportunity for participants to have a Question and Answer (Q&A) time with presenters who have been nominated for the POD Innovation Award.

Originally called the Bright Idea Award, the POD Network Innovation Award seeks to recognize the original, innovative ideas of new and experienced educational developers that improve teaching and learning, help to enhance the effectiveness of higher education faculty, and contribute to the field of educational development. From a highly competitive pool of proposals, the selection committee recognizes finalists who present their innovative ideas in a special poster session during the poster session (On-Demand at conference website). Each finalist will be recognized at the closing session where the winner of the award will be announced.

2021              Network Innovation Award Finalists:
Put it into Practice (PIP): A Community-Building Support Model for Instructional Innovation - Laura Cruz, Deena Levy, Beate Brunow (Schreyer Institute for teaching Excellence, Penn State University

Educational Developers Thinking Allowed (EDTA) – Celia Popovic, York University, and Fiona Smart, Edinburgh Napier University

Healthy Academics Initiative – Claire Barrett, Katherine Loving, Paris Wicker, and Kelsey Weddig; University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Healthy Academics Initiative at UW-Madison aims to equip faculty, instructional staff, TAs, and advisors with the knowledge, skills, and resources to create academic environments in which all students can thrive. The Healthy Academics Toolkit is a product of this Initiative and incorporates both a campus-wide data visualization and evidence-based strategies and campus resources for faculty, TAs, instructional designers, and other members of the campus community. 

Revealing the expert blindspot on a $7 budget - Lew Ludwig, Denison University; Ben Haywood, Furman University

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Deena Levy

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Ph.D., M.Ed.
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Celia Popovic

Associate Professor, York University
Popovic has a doctorate in Education from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom. She has a distinguished career as an educational developer, researcher, teacher and author. In collaboration with Birmingham University School of Education colleagues, she developed and taught a... Read More →
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Laura Cruz

Associate Research Professor, Penn State
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Benjamin Haywood

Associate Director, Faculty Development Center, Furman University
I joined the Furman Faculty Development Center (FDC) in 2020 after spending nearly six years as a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science & Sustainability at Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). As the FDC Associate Director, I utilize insight from the learning sciences... Read More →
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Lew Ludwig

Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University
I am in my third year as Center Director at Denison University. I will serve as the Small Colleges and Small Programs SIG chairperson for the upcoming year.I am particularly interested in sharing and discussing ideas for small center programs, as well as developing sustainable programs... Read More →
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Beate Brunow

Associate Research Prof, Penn State
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Fiona Smart

Visiting Professor: Learning and TeachingLearning and Teaching Enhancement ConsultantOn her retiral from the position of Head of the Department of Learning and Teaching in June 2021, Fiona was made a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University. It is a role which requires her... Read More →

Claire Barrett (she/her)

Healthy Academics Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Claire Barrett (EdM, MS, PhD) completed her joint PhD in Educational Psychology and Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). In her current position with UW-Madison’s UHS Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives, Barrett oversees the Healthy Academics Initiative... Read More →
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Paris Wicker

Graduate Project Assistant, Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Paris is a graduate project assistant for Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives. In this position, Paris supports initiatives at the policy and structural level to advance health equity and cultivate well-being, especially in academic settings (e.g. classrooms, labs, etc.).Paris... Read More →

Thursday November 11, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST