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EVOLVING BEYOND CRISIS–CONNECTING TO THE FUTURE

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Monday, October 25
 

12:00am EDT

A repository for SoTL support
In this session you will learn about the new SoTL SIG repository efforts. You will see examples from a variety of institutions of how they support SoTL through their programs. There will be a variety of ideas from different contexts: small and large institutions, fully funded or unfunded programs, robust centers and staff-of-one units. You will also learn how to submit your own information to be included in the repository for others to view.

Presenters
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Janel Seeley

Director, Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
Janel Seeley is an instructional designer and assistant lecturer with the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning.
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Devshika Bose

Senior Educational Development Specialist, Boise State University
Senior Educational Development Specialist at Boise State University, CTL, with over 9 years of experience supporting faculty with SoTL research, student success strategies, and EBIP integration.
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Laura Lukes

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Laura is a geologist, geoscience education researcher, and faculty developer, currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at University of British Columbia (Canada).  She formerly served as the Assistant Director of the Stearns Center for... Read More →
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Chris Kilgore

Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University of Tennessee
I serve as the Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning within the office of Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I administer support services for faculty and graduate students with regard to SoTL, but also help run... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

A Workflow for Rapid, Collaborative Design of Online Project-Based Courses
Online, asynchronous problem/project-based learning (PBL) courses have potential to be highly engaging experiences for students as they work collaboratively to solve complex, ill-structured global problems. However, inductive, self-directed online courses require a dramatically different design approach from traditional courses—one that is unfamiliar to many faculty. Given this challenge, how did one university support tenure-track research faculty in designing 18 PBL courses in a two-month timeframe? This session describes how this goal was achieved through a collaboration between the faculty and the university's teaching and learning center, in coordination with the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost.

Presenters
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Mary C. English

Associate Director, CATLR, Northeastern University
My areas of expertise include problem- and project-based learning (PBL), self-regulated learning, self-directed learning, course design, online learning, and service-learning.


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Programming to Optimize a Virtual Collaborative
Now more than ever, faculty development centers are asked to imagine programming in modalities that fit the practical and personal needs of diverse faculty bodies. Particularly for institutions that employ significant numbers of remote, part-time adjunct faculty, on-demand, asynchronous faculty development can offer flexible timing, long-term professional development, and cost effectiveness. Yet the question remains: how do we build community, a critical need in professional development, into asynchronous resources? Join us as we outline the design, execution, and assessment of a blended model of professional development that joins self-paced, asynchronous teaching and learning modules with a synchronous virtual collaborative.

Presenters
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Erica Jansen

Adjunct Support Associate, Park University
At our Faculty Center for Innovation, I develop and execute programming specifically targeted towards our adjunct instructors.
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Jamie Els

Programming Director, Faculty Center for Innovation, Park University
I am the Programming Director for the Faculty Center for Innovation and teach first-year seminar at Park University. I also serve as the Assistant Editor of Park's academic journal, InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. 
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Amber Dailey-Hebert

Professor & Director, Faculty Center for Innovation, Park University
I'm a scholar on the future of learning & working and believe that education has the power to transform our lives and society. Having lived and worked abroad, I've been fortunate to be part of collaborative efforts around the globe (academic, research, government & consulting) that... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Campus Communities Encounter Themselves: Organizational Change through Photographs
Given the serious challenges facing higher education—including much-needed improvements in equity, student outcomes, and support for faculty, especially adjunct and part-time educators—educational developers need to have a variety of change strategies at their disposal. This on-demand interactive session will prompt new thinking about using visual media, made accessible through descriptive captions, in organizational change strategies. Documented impacts of this approach include transformative changes in teaching practices, culture, communication, and recognition. Participants will apply methods to their own context and explore how to use an extensive collection of open-source resources and examples to support their efforts.

Presenters
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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


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Connecting to the Future: Resources for Adjunct Faculty Support Systems
Adjunct faculty compose the majority of faculty in American higher education. It's essential that faculty developers think about and create virtual and in-person programming that address the different types and circumstances of adjunct faculty. Drawing on research from various institutions supporting adjunct faculty, participants will explore the professional development and support systems initiated at other institutions across the country and then reflect on the characteristics and needs of their own adjunct faculty to arrive at strategies to support them.

Presenters
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Patricia Guillen

Director, Instructional Services, Maricopa Community Colleges
Patricia Guillen is Director of Instructional Services at the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges and an Adjunct Faculty with the University of Dubuque. Prior to that, she was the Dean of Curriculum for Business at a nonprofit career college... Read More →
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Liz Cummins

Faculty Developer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
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Kristin Morley

Salt Lake Community College
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Sarah Oliver

Program Outcomes Specialist, Creighton University
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Douglas Jerolimov

Instructional Consultant, IUPUI


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Embodying Anti-Racist Pedagogy Through Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices
How can mindfulness and contemplative practices empower, clarify, and facilitate our efforts in creating anti-racist learning environments? In this session, we will explore and examine the ways in which contemplative practices can help us embody the learning process of becoming anti-racist educators. Through a series of guided practices, participants will critically reflect on their individual positionality and how it relates to applying action-oriented next steps for integrating anti-racist pedagogy into their educational contexts, as well as come away with resources for sharing this work with others.

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Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Evolving Beyond (the Climate) Crisis: Ensuring our Students' Futures
The preservation of our ecological systems is the most important issue of our times and is inextricably intertwined with efforts to ensure equity and justice. Equipping our students to cope with and mitigate the effects of climate change and other environmental threats is a central responsibility of higher education. Some faculty development centers are rising to the challenge. From workshops to mini-grants to discussion groups to efforts to reduce their own footprints, centers are exploring ways to address this critical need. Come hear a panel share their efforts and ideas on how you can move forward at your own university.

Earth-Centered Pedagogy Resources Living Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P4T2vsA1xJA_5zTlOuuFr9tpRI4aaJTdx1IAyqYEs2k/edit#

Presenters
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Sarah Wyman

Director, Faculty Development Center, SUNY New Paltz
Sustainability Education; Community Building; Eddy at New Paltz (https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/eddy/events/); International Mother Language Day; new faculty mentoring
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Bart Everson

Creative Generalist, Xavier University of Louisiana
As a creative generalist for faculty development, it’s my professional mission to encourage teachers to think deeply about their teaching, to explore new pedagogical techniques, and to thrive as whole human beings. To those ends, I am a passionate advocate for contemplative pedagogy... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Giving Students a Say: Collaborative Development of Student Engagement Policies
This session offers a framework for faculty and students to collaboratively develop policies regarding in-class student engagement and provides an example of how it was used in a classroom. While the session primarily focuses on student engagement via Zoom, and in a large, lecture-based class, we ask participants to consider how the framework could be applied to other types of learning environments (e.g., asynchronous class) and forms of student engagement (e.g., guidelines for class discussion).

Presenters
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Katie Walsh

Senior Teaching Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Leveraging lessons learned and relearned during COVID-19 for the future
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, educational developers were often trying to scramble to keep up with the changing circumstances and institutional expectations. This session provides an opportunity for shared reflection about how the pandemic reinforced important core principles of effective instructional design and pedagogy and challenged us to re-examine some aspects of teaching and learning that we thought we knew. In addition to looking back at those lessons, this session will provide an opportunity to share how pandemic-imposed pedagogical experiences are leading to changes, and how we can support each other and our institutions in moving forward.

Presenters
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Ashley Montgomery

Assistant Dean of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, University of Maine at Farmington
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Tracy Bartholomew

Director for Learning Assessment and the Center for Teaching & Learning, University of the Arts
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Melissa Eblen-Zayas

Professor of Physics, Carleton College
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Lew Ludwig

Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Make them WANT to Go Virtual: Making Online Sessions Engaging
The past year forced everyone in higher education to take their teaching, meetings, and/or community-related events online, so we are all experienced at conducting real-time virtual sessions now, right? ...Right? OK, well, there's always room for improvement. To that end, this presentation, hosted by the POD Network's Digital Resources & Innovation Committee, will discuss how to make different kinds of virtual sessions more engaging. Participants will join our community of educational developers to discuss strategies, tools, materials, and activities that hosts and presenters can use to prompt participation and engagement in different types of virtual experiences.

View our slideshow >

Session Presenters:
Laura Baecher
Josie Baudier
Lindsay Doukoupoulos
German Vargas
Yianna Vovides


Presenters
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German E. Vargas Ramos

POD Conference Co-chair, Otterbein
German Vargas is currently an Instructional Designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Otterbein University. He has a M.Ed. in Learning Media and Technologies from the College of Education at UMass Amherst, where he is also a doctoral student.
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Josie Baudier

Director, CETL, Georgia Highlands College
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Laura Baecher

Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
Dr. Laura Baecher is a Professor at the Hunter College School of Education, City University of New York where she also serves as a faculty fellow in the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching.  Her interests relate to teacher/faculty learning, observation and coaching... Read More →
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Lindsay Doukopoulos

Auburn University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Meaningful Faculty Feedback: Using Kirkpatrick's Levels to Evaluate Faculty Development
Often, we fall into a rut regarding evaluation of professional development events. We create surveys asking the same tired questions about facilities, materials, and organization; find ourselves frustrated with low numbers of responses on those surveys, and fail to find meaningful feedback to implement in future PD. Looking for a better way, one faculty developer implemented elements of Kirkpatrick's Four Models of Training Evaluation into all PD events for a full year. Come hear about what worked, what didn't, and how you can use the Kirkpatrick Model to gain more meaningful professional development feedback from your faculty.

Presenters
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Nicole Frank

Faculty Development Coordinator, Fort Hays State University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Pathways to POD Leadership: Engaging with the POD Strategic Plan
Session Sponsored by Strategic Planning Committee

Creating transparent participation pathways for members to engage in committees, small interest groups (SIGs) and leadership roles is a key element of the POD strategic plan. To support this goal, the Strategic Planning Committee invites new and seasoned members to this on-demand session to develop and refine ideas that will inform the work of POD. Participants will engage in exercises to examine the alignment of the strategic plan to the work of committees and SIGs, reflect on how POD leaders view our collective work, and explore new ways that POD can realize elements of the 2018-23 strategic plan.

Session attendees can access our guided reflection alignment activity at this link: https://tinyurl.com/SPCAlign 

Presenters
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Carol A. Hurney

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity; Founding Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Colby 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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Personalities, perspectives, and politics: the cultural work of curriculum redesign
Welcome to our session! We have set it up a little bit differently than some of the others, and you will find all the material, including videos, in the interactive slide presentation: Personalities, perspectives, and politics: the cultural work of curriculum redesign

Abstract: An ineffective curriculum redesign can result in fruitless meetings over multiple years, some small tweaks to a few classes, and much frustration. In this session, we argue that beginning a curriculum redesign with attention to the cultural and human nature of the work preempts common problems and helps educational developers and faculty evolve beyond crisis. Participants will engage with a fictional department beginning a curriculum redesign, considering aspects of stakeholder analysis including departmental power dynamics and pedagogical approaches. Using this analysis, participants will make decisions to initiate a process that transforms not only the curriculum itself but also department culture.

Presenters
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Jessica Taggart

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Lynn Mandeltort

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Elizabeth Dickens

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Promoting Trauma and Resiliency Informed Teaching and Learning Practices
The isolation, disconnection and stress of the pandemic made many students feel overwhelmed and what many would call trauma. Brain science has shown that in periods of trauma the brain shifts energy away from areas essential to learning, making it more difficult to focus, make connections and think creatively. The result is that students often disengage- missing classes, assignments or contributing minimal effort. In this session we will present our application of Carello's seven principles of trauma-informed learning giving specific examples of how to implement them in all formats and explaining how they contribute to an inclusive, resilient learning environment.

Presenters
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Krysten Gorrivan

Assistant Lecturer, University of New England
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Marc Ebenfield

Director, CETL, University of New England


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Researching the Resilient CDI: Pandemic Lessons and Opportunities
In our multi-institutional study, centers for teaching and learning that offered course design institutes (CDIs) during summer 2020 served an average of ten times the faculty participants compared to the prior year. These centers adapted CDI models to prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid courses, address the pandemic's uncertainty, and create equitable learning environments. In this session, we define the resilient CDI, share lessons learned from iteration, and discuss opportunities after significant faculty participation. Through asynchronous and live activities, participants will contextualize their own programs and develop an action plan that leverages insights from multiple institutions.

Presenters
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Eric Kaldor

Senior Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
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Adriana Streifer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Kimberly Fournier

Director of Teaching Support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of New Mexico
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Melissa Kane

Senior Associate Director of Online Program Development, Brown University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Rippling Out: Faculty Learning Community Fellows as Critical Change Agents
Faculty can function as critical change agents who promote diversity, inclusive and equitable teaching practice. The presenters will describe how their participation in a faculty learning community developed into an impactful collaboration through which they educated a critical mass of faculty and graduate students on the topic of microaggressions first across the university, and then reaching all departments of two colleges. The presenters will share insights gained, discuss how this collaborative process allowed them to become change agents, and lead participants in a discussion on how to apply a change agent approach on their campuses.

Presenters
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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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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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Strategic Assessment: Evaluating Program Outcomes using Instructional Artifacts
Welcome! Impact assessment of educational development programs enables us to shape and respond to emerging institutional needs, anticipate implications of those needs, and iteratively improve programming. Quality data does not need to be time consuming or expensive to collect. Strategic evaluation of instructional artifacts (e.g. syllabi, lesson plans) provides high-quality information about faculty learning without a large investment of resources. This workshop explores the power of common artifacts to capture programmatic impact on teaching practices, such as shifts in mindset. Participants will use our process to identify meaningful and measurable components of program outcomes and map those outcomes onto instructional artifacts.

We have set up our session materials a bit differently than some of the others. You can access:
We look forward to engaging with you during the Q&A session on Thursday, November 11th from 3:30 - 4:30 EST.
Alice, Ruth & Meg


Presenters
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Megan Mittelstadt (she/her)

Director, University of Georgia Center for Teaching
I am the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia (UGA), where I lead institutional efforts associated with educational development, learning technologies, classroom and learning space support, instructional media services, and the scholarship... Read More →
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Alice Hunt

Asst. Director for Instructional Development, University of Georgia
I am the Assistant Director for Instructional Development at the Center for Teaching and Learning (University of Georgia). In this role, I work with faculty, departments, and academic units to increase student learning through curricular and programmatic (re)design, evaluate programmatic... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

The Learning College: Continuous Improvement through a Curriculum Review Process
At Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, we have sought to develop faculty communities of practice through a curriculum review process that looks holistically at the formal and informal curriculum of programs to provide faculty with a wealth of information related to the coherence of their program curricula. We will share our curriculum review process, present findings from our initial pilot, and discuss considerations for replicating a curriculum review in other contexts. Participants will come away with a concrete understanding of how to conduct a curriculum review process and recommendations for how to get started within their context.

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Derek Thurber

Senior Learning Designer and Educational Developer, Arizona State University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Understanding and enhancing organizational resilience in academic support units
People working in higher education have experienced extraordinary levels of change resulting in massive uncertainty and crushing workloads. Members of support units that focus on educational development, educational technologies, student services, and equity and inclusion have been especially hard hit. With such volatility, how do we find our footing without changing everything? Focusing on the resilience of our support units provides one option. We share a framework of organizational resilience (OR) to reflect on our experiences and identify new ways to bolster our resilience. Through this session, participants will identify how they can apply OR concepts to their organizational context.

Presenters
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Donna E. Ellis

Director, University of Waterloo
Donna Ellis is the Past President of the POD Network. She directs the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo, and has worked as an educational developer for 25 years. Donna's areas of research and practice include institutional teaching culture, change management... Read More →
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Veronica Stephenson

Sr. Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
At our centre, I lead our curriculum team, which support 30-40 departments annually with their curriculum design and program assessment activities. I also manage our centre's assessment team, which looks at the impact of our centre's activities.I'm also part of POD's Membership Committee... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Working Together with What We Have: Assessment Techniques for Resilience
In times of crisis, Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) must adapt to meet changing campus, instructor, and student contexts, making the necessity of assessing campus needs and Center impact more critical than ever. What if assessment methods could not only provide insight into CTL operations, but also cultivate Center resilience and inclusivity? In this session, participants will engage with an assessment technique that utilizes existing data sets, meaningfully includes the voices of the stakeholders being assessed, and fosters a sense of community. Participants will leave with an embedded, inclusive assessment plan relevant to their own goals and contexts.


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Beyond Course Design: Assessing Engagement in Online Courses
During the recent pandemic, most faculty had little choice but to embrace online instruction. In asynchronous and synchronous courses, many felt challenged to maintain their commitment to student engagement. The poster describes Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's process for voluntary, formative, peer evaluation of online teaching, developed in 2020 by the Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement. To distinguish these efforts from our ed tech department's evaluation of course design, we focus on assessing the faculty member's engagement of students.

Presenters
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Angus Woodward

Director, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Angus Woodward is the director of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a professor of writing and a writer.


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Creating a Campus-wide Faculty Development Partners Group to Better Serve Diverse Faculty Needs
Faculty development at large universities is seldom centralized. While there may be centralized units responsible for advancing excellence, there are simultaneously many initiatives run by colleges, departments, centers, etc. targeted to subgroups who have distinct and specialized needs. Often the centralized units and these distributed programs operate in silos which can lead to inefficiencies and missed opportunities. This poster explores one NC State's experience in forming and sustaining a campus-wide faculty development partners group. Group structure, challenges and successes, best practices, and challenges will be addressed, as well as how this can be implemented at other institutions.

Presenters
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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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Department-Level Graduate Student Peer Teaching Workshops Improve Community and Instruction
Institutional and resource constraints at many universities have led to an increased reliance on graduate student instructors, while comprehensive pedagogical training for them is often not available. How can educational developers work to support graduate student instructors in this context? This poster will describe a peer led department-level teaching workshop series designed to promote a community of pedagogical practice to supplement university-wide teaching training, while expending few resources. The session will guide participants through implementing the peer workshop model, providing space to collaboratively answer discussion questions about its applicability to different institutional contexts.

Poster is provided in the presentation files as a PDF and a short video.
Link to Padlet for asynchronous discussion: https://padlet.com/obrochta/pod2021
Link to write-up on the program: https://williamobrochta.net/files/PeerTeachingMentoring.pdf

Presenters
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William O'Brochta

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

In practice: Bringing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work into a Catholic university biology dept.
We discuss how one biology department has approached the problem of exclusion and oppression in the sciences. This poster is a process and solutions-based approach rather than a problems-based approach. The goal is that by showing concrete examples of the steps we are taking as a department to address inequity, other departments in other universities may find some ideas that they are able to implement at their home institutions. We wish to continue the conversation on how to build an academic program that is more inclusive to all and is also based in rigorous honesty with ourselves and our students.

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Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Exploring Students' Experiences during Remote Teaching
Our poster session explores students' learning experiences with remote learning in a large, public university during 2020 and 2021, as a result of the pandemic. We aim to understand students' perceptions regarding: a) what helps students learn and b) what limits student learning, including teaching practices that support engagement, equity, and inclusion. These findings may help Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) design faculty development programs that combine remote teaching with various levels of in-person instruction. The presentation also provides insight into the use of mid-quarter inquiry surveys as a tool that can support reflective teaching for equity and inclusion.

Presenters
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Maria-Cecilia Gomez

Education Specialist, UC Davis
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Patricia Turner

Education Specialist, University of California, Davis


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Meeting in the Middle: Student Mental Health and Academic Success
This poster presentation synthesizes instructors' and students' testimonials about their efforts to reach academic milestones while caring for students' mental health. These testimonials were collected as part of the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for Teaching and Learning's "Understanding Our Students" series, which involved two separate events - one faculty-centered, the other student-centered. Our qualitative analysis of instructors' and students' answers to five open-ended questions emphasizes areas where both instructors and students converge in valuing mental health. Using a trauma-aware lens, our poster aims to assist instructors in effectively supporting their students as they contend with effects of the pandemic.

Presenters
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Lizette A. Muñoz Rojas

Teaching & Learning Consultant, University Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Pittsburgh


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Not another survey!: Gathering Evidence of Co-Curricular and Transdisciplinary Learning
Transitioning to online environments has been a universal challenge but has also led educators to innovate in both curricular and co-curricular settings, in turn creating a need for innovative assessment methods. Specifically, co-curricular contexts call for methods that are easy to implement virtually, engaging for students, and help reduce survey attrition and survey fatigue. In this poster, we share assessment techniques that serve to engage students in active learning while also generating documentation that can serve as evidence of student learning. We discuss the strengths, limitations, applicability and considerations for adapting activities for a range of virtual/hybrid environments.

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Katherine Simeon

Senior Assistant Director, Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research, Northeastern University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Right-Sizing Faculty Development to Spur Adoption of Targeted Teaching Practices
Perceived time constraints are one of the most common barriers to faculty uptake of new tools and practices. The KCTCS Optimizing Online Learning (KOOL) Challenge is a series of application-focused weekly tasks designed to help faculty incorporate quality practices into their online courses. Each week's challenge is designed so that participants should be able to complete it in well under an hour.

This poster will detail the framework of the KOOL Challenge. Viewers will receive a replicable, adaptable framework for targeted professional development that focuses on the identification and adoption of desired behaviors.

Presenters
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Kim Calebs

Online Learning Manager, KCTCS


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Supporting our Weary Colleagues Well: Modeling UDL in Faculty Development
When colleagues are working tirelessly to support students in quarantine and to redesign their teaching methodologies, it is hard to come alongside and support these colleagues whether on campus or online. Thus, we created a curriculum map for the Spring of 2021 utilizing UDL principles. In doing so, we hoped to both meet the varying needs of the faculty and model strong pedagogy that could be transferable to their classrooms. This poster will provide the research supporting our approach to curriculum design and highlight specific programming that has resulted in innovative means of reaching both students and faculty. Attached you will find our poster with a QR code which will link to our Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 Faculty Development Syllabi.

Presenters
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Carie King

Associate Professor of English, Taylor University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Supporting peer feedback in a graduate course design workshop
This poster presents methods for supporting peer feedback within a hybrid, multi-institutional workshop about course design for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Trainees developed college courses based on research expertise, posted works-in-progress online for peer review, and met weekly with facilitators at home institutions. We will demonstrate that peer feedback was a highly utilized and valued workshop component. In addition, we will share student insights regarding what impacts the perceived value of feedback, benefits/drawbacks associated with peer feedback modes, student motivation to give feedback, and perceived benefits from giving feedback. Finally, we will share recommendations we have for future improvement.

Presenters
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Katelin E. Dannen

Associate, University of Iowa
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Darren Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Tracking the Transfer of Research-Based Instructional Social Presence Practices via Faculty and Student Voice
Challenged by teaching remotely for the first time, faculty felt distanced and disconnected. Since social presence and relationship-building instructional practices promote student success (Glazier, 2016; Richardson, et al., 2017), our teaching center developed a course design institute in which faculty engaged with course climate-focused learning objects to lower the technology barrier, remove fear of new virtual tools, and turn "pandemic teaching" into a positive experience. This poster uses longitudinal data gathered from two years of the design institute to chronicle how faculty self-efficacy increased in implementing instructional practices to develop a course environment that energizes student learning.

Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development 2021The Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development honors sessions by POD Network members that focus on original, transformative research characterized by rigorous, systematic investigation and evidence-based conclusions. Additional details are found on the POD Network website.


Presenters
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Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury

Executive Director, Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama
Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury joined South Alabama in August 2016. As Executive Director, he provides strategic oversight and direction for the teaching, learning and support functions of the ILC and USAonline. Chaudhury works closely with the Office of the Provost on assisting campus wide... Read More →
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Lisa LaCross, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Faculty Development, University of South Alabama
I joined USA in ......
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David S. Williams

Assistant Director, Course Development, University of South Alabama
David joined the ILC full-time in 2017.  As the Assistant Director of Course Development, he facilitates course design and development initiatives across the institution, such as professional development training on advanced Canvas features, implementation of module and course learning... Read More →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Adoption of a Cross-Campus Collaboration for the Implementation of Equity-Focused Faculty Development
At a mid-sized public institution, a working group undertook cross-divisional collaboration to foster more inclusive, equitable classroom environments. We secured IRB approval to conduct minoritized students focus groups to better understand their experience. We utilized our findings in generating conversations that brought insight into the ways in which classrooms and campuses may be much less fair and more unwelcoming than faculty realize. We describe resulting data, themes and insights, as well as faculty development efforts that resulted from our data analysis. Additionally, we gathered reflections from working group members which establish the advantages of cross-campus collaboration in advancing DEI work.

Presenters
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Anne Victoria Kelsch

Director of Faculty Development, University of North Dakota


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Assessing the Effectiveness Wellness and Self-Care in Faculty Development
This research reports on Mind/Body Skills training to increase resilience in times of stress. Through surveys and the Professional Quality of Life Scale we address the following questions: Does participation in faculty mind/body skills training result in a perceived decrease of "compassion fatigue"? Does participation in mind/body skills training result in a perceived sense of stress resiliency? Why do people resist learning these skills? We find that participants do report feeling more resilient and more capable of coping with stress after taking a mindfulness training seminar. Non-participants report that they don't have time for this training.

Presenters
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Ruth Benander

Instructional Designer, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
I am a professor in the Department English and Communication. I also serve as an instructional designer for our Learning and Teaching Center. In addition, I facilitate the mind/body skills offerings for our Center.
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Brenda Refaei

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
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J.A. Carter (she/her)

Canvas Leader; Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Collaborative dynamics in a multi-institution community of practice support wellbeing
In this poster, we characterize a Community of Practice that emerged among facilitators of a hybrid, cross-institutional, seven-week workshop series on course design for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The Community of Practice consisted of 19 leaders at eight institutions who are developers of trainees and represent various professional roles and career stages. We share our survey examining the functional and sustaining features of the community. We illustrate the factors that contributed to the community's success in supporting members' collective activities. Furthermore, we demonstrate the importance of the community, and specifically a multi-institutional community, for members' wellbeing during the pandemic.

Presenters
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Thomas Colclough

University of California, Irvine
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Katie Kearns

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development; Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
I collaborate with academic programs, campus offices, and student organizations to support the professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on the IU Bloomington campus and  direct the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. I cultivate networks and resources that... Read More →
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Darren Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Elevating Student Equity and Success through Adaptive and Active Learning
Adaptive learning systems are emerging as promising digital environments, potentially personalizing content to students' diverse learning needs. Research has focused primarily on course completion, grade achievement and adaptive platform use. Fewer studies have examined student perspectives on adaptive blended course organization and design, which may provide insight into the variability of student outcomes found in current adaptive literature. This session presents a two-year study of student's adaptive experiences in 108 undergraduate courses representing 11 disciplines. Changes in course pass rates and students' perspectives on effective adaptive blends prompted changes in faculty educational development toward transformative, inclusive, adaptive blended learning.

Presenters
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Raiza L. Dottin

Associate Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Portland State University


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Formal graduate-level pedagogy training benefits perceived quality of life
In response to the graduate student mental health crisis and detriments to students' perceived quality of life (e.g., difficulty managing work-life balance), institutions need to examine opportunities for holistic support for professional and emotional needs. Our qualitative case study investigated how pedagogy courses impact perceived quality of life for doctoral students. We found courses promoted a sense of belonging and inclusion, a source of stability and support, and a greater self-confidence in teaching, research, and entering the job market. In this session, we discuss our findings and the role for pedagogy courses in supporting graduate students' wellbeing and professional development.


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Student Perceptions of Instructors' Race and Gender
Although instructors experience race- and gender-related bias, no research explores how students' perceptions may differ when instructors' race and gender varies within the context of a learning-focused course. This research session shares the results of a mixed-methods study at an R1 institution that identifies the impact of race and gender on students' perceptions of faculty and syllabi. Educational developers must understand how instructor race and gender affect students' perceptions, particularly for learning-focused courses. Without this information, we cannot know whether learning-centered course design recommendations apply equally to all instructors, and we therefore cannot meet the needs of a diverse professoriate.

Join our ongoing research project!

Supplementary Resources

Presenters
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Lindsay Wheeler

Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, University of Virginia
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Adriana Streifer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

12:00am EDT

Virtual Mentoring: Avoiding Unstable Connections
The current COVID pandemic exposed ongoing issues and surfaced ongoing inequities in education generally, but particularly as it relates to the recruitment, persistence and mentoring of underrepresented groups (URG) in STEM fields. As we transition to virtual spaces for the foreseeable future, how do we move forward to meet the unique needs of this group? This research sought to identify both: current best practices as well as critical gaps in mentoring literature as it relates to URG in STEM. The results of this systematic literature review have implications for all faculty and educational developers working with URG in STEM spaces.

Presenters
avatar for Beth White

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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am EDT
On Demand

TBA

Educational Developers Thinking Allowed (EDTA)
We (Fiona Smart and Celia Popovic) are proud to be finalists in the POD Innovation Award! Please come along to hear about our OER for educational developers: Educational Developers Thinking Allowed (EDTA). The EDTA site has been created by your peers, peer reviewed and is constantly updated. You can visit the site here: https://edta.info.yorku.ca/



Presenters
avatar for Celia Popovic

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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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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 TBA
On Demand

TBA

Healthy Academics Initiative
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. This Healthy Academics Initiative has led to the campus-wide, joint academic and student affairs Teaching for Well-Being Taskforce that continually improves and advances this work campus-wide. 

Presenters
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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 →


Monday October 25, 2021 TBA
On Demand

TBA

Put it into Practice (PIP): A Community-Building Support Model for Instructional Innovation
POD Innovation Award Finalist:  Put it into Practice (PIP) 

Imagine that you are an instructor planning to implement a new teaching strategy in your course.  You’re probably feeling somewhat anxious, wondering about the reception your students will give your innovation.  Now, imagine that you could open up your Zoom room and find yourself greeted by a pair of students and support staff members, all of whom are there to serve as your personal audience so that you can try out that new tool, grading strategy, or other activity.  After just 15 minutes, you close your Zoom room, confident in your ability to roll out the new approach to your “real” students.   This is the Putting it into Practice (PIP) model.  Find out more about how PIP fosters multi-directional community building, facilitates pedagogical innovation, and amplifies student voice. 

Presenters
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Deena Levy

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Ph.D., M.Ed.
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Laura Cruz

Associate Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University


Monday October 25, 2021 TBA
On Demand

TBA

Revealing the expert blindspot on a $7 budget
Our recent experience with pandemic teaching thrust us into novel learning environments and forced us to consider how best to learn under such conditions. One common challenge of expert instructors is understanding the learning needs of novice students, a challenge exacerbated by the disruptive nature of teaching during a pandemic. Ironically, expertise can be a liability as well as an advantage when it comes to teaching novice learners (Ambrose, et al. 2010; Ludwig, 2020). When expert instructors are disconnected from the needs of novice learners, it is known as an expert blind spot (Nickerson, 1999; Hinds, 1999; Korn, 2021).
This poster highlights a cross-institutional professional development adventure where participants learned how to solve the Rubik’s Cube with a group of colleagues to gain insight about the learning (and teaching) process, how that differs among learners and context, and pedagogical strategies that help meet specific needs of diverse learners. The practical challenge to the group: learn how to solve the Rubik’s Cube in less than five minutes in a six-week period!
For a brief video overview of this poster, please vist here

Ambrose, S., Bridges, M., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C., Norman, M.K. editors. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Pg. 112-120.  
Hinds, P. (1999). The curse of expertise: The effects of expertise and debiasing methods on predictions of novice  performance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 5, 205-221. 
Ludwig, L. (2020). Why I Learned to Solve Rubik’s Cube: Seeing the Expert Blind Spot. Mathematical Association of America Focus, April/May, 10-12.  
Nickerson, R. S. (1999). How we know - and sometimes misjudge - what others know: Imputing one's own knowledge to others. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 737-759. 
Melissa Korn, (2021, Feb 26) How to Teach Professors Humility? Hand Them a Rubik’s CubeWall Street Journal


Presenters
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Benjamin Haywood

Assistant 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 Assistant Director, I utilize insight from the learning sciences... Read More →
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Lew Ludwig

Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University


Monday October 25, 2021 TBA
On Demand
 
Monday, November 8
 

1:00pm EST

AAPI Ed Developers and Learners Roundtable
After a year and half of increasing anti-Asian violence, AAPI Ed Developers and their allies seek community within POD to create a safe and supportive space to discuss ways that POD, our profession, and our centers can better support us and our work. This roundtable addresses the following concerns: how our intersectional identities inform our work and advancement; how we fit into recent DEI initiatives within POD and at our home institutions; how we can better represent and support AAPI faculty, staff, and students at our institutions; and resources for those who want to integrate AAPI experiences in their teaching.

Presenters
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Linda Hasunuma

Assistant Director, Temple University
Hi, Everyone!I am new to Ed Development and am a recovering Political Scientist who was on the tenure track, denied tenure, commuted hours to a visiting position, applied for and was rejected for dozens of jobs, and then got on the tenure track again only to have my program dissolved... Read More →
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Wei Ming Dariotis

Faculty Director, San Francisco State University
My interests: Critical Mixed Race Studies, queer and mixed race science fiction and  fantasy literature and media, community-based arts and culture, Chinese American literature and culture, Asian American San Francisco, Asian American women in academia, anti-racist academia and academic... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

Coming Together at the Commons
As institutions quickly pivoted to respond to the pandemic, many created resources for “teaching during disruption” that were posted on institutional websites for sharing with internal communities. While some were adapted across institutions, many more could have been shared across institutions with modifications to account for contextual differences to help reduce the workload and streamline the general message. In an effort to explore intentionally connecting across institutions: what might a consortium of centers -- a "Teaching Commons For All" --which creates these shared resources look like? What might the benefits and challenges to such a consortium be?

Presenters
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Gloriana Trujillo

Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Stanford University
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Kenji Ikemoto

Academic Technology Specialist, Stanford University


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

Faculty Development Across Borders: International and Local Opportunities
Remote teaching enabled opportunities for international and glocal (local + global) faculty development while everyone worldwide was learning and teaching online. Going forward, what have we learned? What opportunities lie ahead? We recommend sharing some introductory expertise via the chat (chatterfall) then dividing participants into groups of 4 or 5 and doing a "Conversation café" format with a focusing question: Where might there be opportunities for international or glocal faculty development in the future? What are some experiences you learned from during the pandemic period?" for 30 minutes, taking notes on a shared slide deck. Afterwards, each group presents their findings.
Here is a link to the slide deck including the group notes:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jEsE90ecAzfy9SbWQQ8bSvCQ9hegDilWuqVlQpbCHGc/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American university in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

Using Analytical Data to Improve Undergraduate Student Success
Institutional implementation of Learning Analytics (LA) calls for thoughtful management of cultural change. During this session participants will be encouraged to discuss how LA can play an active and collaborative role in supporting key LA initiatives at their institutions. Furthermore, participants will have a chance to share with each other what is happening on their campuses now, and identify opportunities to foster collaborations with programs that might not be considered typical partnerships for their teaching centers. Participants will also consider ways to provide LA data to teachers, academic support units,and program directors at their institutions by creating multidisciplinary FLCs.

Presenters
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Marsha Lovett

Director of Eberly Center, Teaching Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Marsha Lovett is Director of the Eberly Center and a Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. At the Eberly Center, she applies theoretical and empirical principles from cognitive psychology to help instructors improve their teaching. In her research, Dr. Lovett studies... Read More →
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George Rehrey

Director Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success, Indiana University Bloomington
George Rehrey is the founding director of Indiana University’s Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS). From 2007-18, he was the director of the award winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program at Indiana University’s Bloomington, leading efforts to... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Compressing the Time Not the Learning: Supporting Faculty Transitioning to Shorter Terms
How do instructors adjust their courses when an institution moves from offering courses in a 16-week format to shorter terms, especially 8-week semesters or J-Terms? How can teaching and learning center staff best support faculty who must negotiate such a change? How can administrators and educational developers respond to fears that shorter terms reduce academic rigor? What are the new learning opportunities that might emerge in shorter courses? Join us to discuss these questions and more as we explore the impacts of shortening length of term on course design, student learning, and faculty attitudes and support.

Presenters
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Joyce Langenegger

Executive Director of Academic Success, Blinn College
Professional development, any ideas for hy-flex course delivery, active learning strategies


Monday November 8, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Fostering institutional sustainability as educational developers
As educational developers, we play a unique role in fostering cultural and institutional change in our in institutions. As urgency around sustainability grows, and institutional practices re-form in the wake of COVID, how can we leverage that expertise and knowledge to help foster more environmentally-responsible institutions that will help tackle the crises of climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss? Join us to share approaches you've tried at your own institution, learn from others, and brainstorm new possibilities for how we as educational developers can foster a more sustainable future.

Presenters
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Kelsey Bitting

Asst. Prof., Env. Studies; Asst. Dir., Ctr. for Teach. & Learn., Elon University
POSTER TITLE: TA Teaching Beliefs, Undergraduate Interest, and Learning in Introductory Geology Courses: Preliminary Results from the PandemicTHEME: Student experiences and affect
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Bart Everson

Creative Generalist, Xavier University of Louisiana
As a creative generalist for faculty development, it’s my professional mission to encourage teachers to think deeply about their teaching, to explore new pedagogical techniques, and to thrive as whole human beings. To those ends, I am a passionate advocate for contemplative pedagogy... Read More →
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Christina Fabrey

Director, Student Success Center, Virginia Tech


Monday November 8, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Managing the Emotional Toll from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
How have you managed the increased calls for professional development in inclusive teaching practices that arose as a result of the past year’s events? Let’s share challenges and exchange ideas on how to sustain our own teaching and learning and maintain others’ newfound commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For example, how do you recover from facilitating others’ learning, while facing myriad challenges yourself on the very issues we are asked to help others with—dealing with the impacts of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc., and the subtle and not so subtle forms of exclusion we may face in our professional lives?


Monday November 8, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Teaching with Texts: Practices to Promote More Effective Reading
Our aim for this session is facilitate a conversation in which we unpack some of the challenges associated with teaching with and learning from texts across the disciplines, and further, to exchange curricular, instructional, and assessment practices which promote effective analytical and critical reading, in particular. Initial discussion questions include: (1) How do college teaching with text practices differ from those of K-12 instructors? (2) How and why do reading demands vary across disciplines? and, (3) How does a specific course context (e.g. goals, lecture material, other assigned texts, assignments) influence the reading demands encountered by students?

Presenters
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Dominic Voge

Senior Associate Director, McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning, Princeton University
I oversee the Center's undergraduate and graduate student-facing learning programs.I also conduct faculty development and have co-written a book in this area,Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation (Cambridge University Press... Read More →
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Hugh Kesson

Princeton University


Monday November 8, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Infusing Our Learning Environments with Playful Active-Learning & Games
Do you use play to stimulate interest and engagement in your educational settings? Have you deepened student understanding and helped to hone students' academic skills through learning games? If so, join us to talk about the power of play! Let's discuss a range of ludic approaches for online and face-to-face courses. From escape rooms, to role-playing, to puzzles and quests, we want to hear what's working for you and your students. Bring your favorite links to open resources and we'll consider it a share-fest.

Presenters
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Victoria (Tori) Mondelli

Founding Director, University of Missouri
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Timothy Schaffer

Senior Educational Technologist, NYU


Monday November 8, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Meeting in the Meso: Educational Development with Departments and other Groups
Whether through supporting curriculum design, large-enrollment course coordination, accreditation efforts, or similar endeavors, educational developers working with departments or other groups need particular facilitation skills focused on complex group dynamics. These skills can bridge gaps between individual instructional development and broader organizational development. In this BoF session, participants will share frameworks, resources, and strategies for approaching this type of educational development. The conversation will focus on the relationships between educational development at the meso (department/unit), micro (individual), and macro (institutional) levels.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Taggart

Jessica Taggart

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Elizabeth Dickens

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia


Monday November 8, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Putting collegiality back into “college”
This BoF-session will explore what its hosts perceive as an increasing lack of social cohesion in academic environments (intensified by the CoVid pandemic) and delineate means and ways to overcome it. We work and think more effectively in the context of a community as opposed to a collection of separate individuals, so how can Faculty Development Centers help counteract overzealous rivalry, exclusion, and marginalization in the ever more competitive environment prevalent in higher education today? How do we create continuous and effective faculty development that not merely promotes new skills but, more importantly, fosters a collegial spirit and a sense of belonging across all ranks and campus boundaries?

Presenters
avatar for Jorg Waltje

Jorg Waltje

Executive Director, CFE, Texas Woman's University


Monday November 8, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Whose Justice? Faculty Developers in Authentic Dialogue about Our Positionality and Implications for Practice
This session aims to provide an opportunity for all participating colleagues to pause and reflect, as an intentional act of justice, self-care, and connection, on how we situate ourselves in the work of conceptualizing, planning, and facilitating faculty development praxis for social justice. Co-facilitators invite attendees to join them and engage in authentic dialogue about the ways our positionalities (e.g. social identities, cultural competencies, epistemological paradigms) shape the educational development experiences we design, how we build rapport in those spaces, and how we strive to support everyone’s growth as we each own our learning journeys with agency, justice, and generosity.

Participants' Google Drive Folder

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Anna Santucci

Dr. Anna Santucci

Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Rhode Island
Hello POD Fam!I passionately believe in education for liberation and its power to perform better futures into existence. I cherish human connections, collaborative exploration, and the playful adventure of encountering each other authentically, with curiosity and generosity, as we... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Virtual Social Session for Introverts, Zoom Zombies, and Fatigued Faculty
Are you acutely Zoom-fatigued? Are you exhausted by the mere thought of professional academic socializing/networking via webcam? Are you hoping to make new connections with other educational developers at POD but horrified by the idea of doing karaoke in any modality? Then this is the virtual social session for you. In our camera-optional meeting space, we will provide moral support by collectively recognizing (via shared documents, in Chat, or small breakout rooms) our everyday challenges and share our best strategies for mitigating burnout. We'll also build our own networks by sharing in writing or live mic our ED "elevator speech."

Presenters
avatar for Jessamyn Neuhaus

Jessamyn Neuhaus

Professor and Interim Director, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Jessamyn Neuhaus is a professor of U.S. history and popular culture at SUNY Plattsburgh and Interim Director of the Plattsburgh Center for Teaching Excellence. Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, she is the author of Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Membership Committee First-Timers Welcome Session
The 1st Time Attendees Event welcomes all new and returning conferees to learn about the opportunities available at the 2021 PODNetwork Conference.  Participants of the 1st Time Attendees Event will be introduced to the Executive Committee, Conference Committee, and the Membership Committee. During the event, participants will be given the opportunity to meet other 1st Time Attendees and hear from experienced mentors on how to engage with and get the most out of the POD Network Conference and organization. Please join us!

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Luoma (she/her)

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 →
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Jim Berger

Director, Georgia College
Jim Berger is the Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA.  He is currently in his third year as director and works with a staff of six others in the office. He has earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 4:45pm - 6:00pm EST
Live
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

11:30am EST

Welcome to POD21
Presenters
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German E. Vargas Ramos

POD Conference Co-chair, Otterbein
German Vargas is currently an Instructional Designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Otterbein University. He has a M.Ed. in Learning Media and Technologies from the College of Education at UMass Amherst, where he is also a doctoral student.
avatar for Claudia Cornejo Happel (she/ her)

Claudia Cornejo Happel (she/ her)

POD Conference Co-chair, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
avatar for Jerod Quinn

Jerod Quinn

POD Conference Program Co-chair, University of Missouri
I'm an instructional designer working in higher ed in Missouri. I've working in higher ed my whole adult career, and I absolutely love all things teaching and learning. I also wrote a book with the help of a ton of great folks here in POD. The book is The Learner-Centered Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Tammy M. McCoy

Tammy M. McCoy

POD Conference Program Co-Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hi everyone! I'm Tammy. I'm located at Georgia Tech in the Center for Teaching and Learning. I work as the TA Development and Future Faculty Specialist. Talk to me about anything related to preparing future faculty, TA development, and all things DEI.
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Hoag Holmgren

Executive Director, POD Network


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:30am - 11:45am EST
Live

11:45am EST

Presidential Address
Presenters
avatar for Francine Glazer (she / her)

Francine Glazer (she / her)

Associate Provost for Educational Innovation & Director, CTL; President, POD Network, New York Institute of Technology


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

Evolution of Teaching Practice Through Experience with OER-enabled Pedagogy
The need for instructor reflection on their role within the classroom is more important than ever. Economic and social unrest make inclusive and meaningful student experiences critical. How can instructors achieve this goal when doing so may require a philosophical shift? This session presents findings from research with six instructors who taught a course utilizing OER-enabled pedagogy first in 2019 then again in 2020. Their insight suggests this approach catalyzed a teaching evolution to one fostering greater student engagement and agency. Attendees will consider how these findings may be generalized to various forms of active learning and any learning modality.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Werth

Eric Werth

Professional Development Manager, University of Pikeville
I am the Professional Development Manager at the University of Pikeville, where I work on campus-wide initiatives aimed and improving student learning in face-to-face, blended, and online courses and research into open education. Specifically, my research has focused on motivation... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Williams

Katherine Williams

Professional Development Educator, University of Pikeville
I am the Professional Development Educator at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, KY. My current research at the institution focuses on Open Pedagogy and OER-enabled Pedagogy as means to promote equity in learning, particularly when looked through the lens of Critical Pedagogy... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

Toward BIPOC Faculty Equity: Investigating Professional Development Needs
Understanding and embracing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) faculty development needs are critical components in the ongoing pursuit of equity through fair access, power-sharing, and decision-making. A literature overview of the major challenges faced by BIPOC faculty at predominantly white institutions will be presented. With that foundation, this session will critically examine a case study of creating a BIPOC professional development needs study, with specific emphasis on the institutional context, the inquiry process, and preliminary survey data. Participants will co-examine their institutional contexts and inquiry processes related to ascertaining BIPOC faculty development needs. Promising, responsive practices will be explored.

Presenters
avatar for Gilpatrick Hornsby

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Flipping the Group Project Presentation


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

1:00pm EST

What's the Special Sauce? Evolution Toward High-Impact Course Design Institutes
CTLs frequently rely on course design institutes (CDIs) to help instructors develop equitable and engaging learning environments. To learn more about the diversity of formats, suss out the most impactful elements, and identify best practices for development, we undertook a large-scale survey of CDIs offered around the US. From this, we developed a model that attempts to describe the essential features most responsible for high impact, or what we've come to call CDIs' "special sauce." Participants in this session will explore the results of our survey and our model, and discuss how those may shape their current or future CDIs. **SESSION WAS RECORDED**

Presenters
avatar for Michael S. Palmer

Michael S. Palmer

Director & Professor, University of Virginia
Michael Palmer joined UVA's Center for Teaching Excellence in the Fall of 2003. As director, he leads a dynamic team committed to promoting the academic professional excellence of UVA faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate student instructors. His educational development research... Read More →
avatar for Carol A. Hurney

Carol A. Hurney

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity; Founding Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Colby College
avatar for Lori Hostetler

Lori Hostetler

Faculty, College of Education, James Madison Univeristy
Lori H. Leaman is a faculty member in the College of Education at James Madison University. Dr. Leaman earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. Her scholarly interests include instruction for diverse learning and cultural needs... Read More →
avatar for Jordan D. Troisi

Jordan D. Troisi

Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Colby College
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning; Executive Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning; Professor of, Brown University


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Showing Up When We're Not Really There: Rethinking Resilience Expectations
Many educational developers and the people we support are running low on resilience reserves amidst concurrent, prolonged crises and traumas. We zoom between meetings, despite the increased cognitive-emotional labor the virtual context exacts. We facilitate programs to help people adopt resilient pedagogy, leadership, and personal practices. Often we/they show up physically but aren't really there mentally or emotionally. This session draws upon three facilitators' expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, grief, narrative, and coaching. They will lead participants in rethinking expectations (of themselves and others) and applying a trauma-informed ethic of care approach for planning more inclusive resilience programming.

Presenters
avatar for Esther Jordan

Esther Jordan

CETL-Faculty Success, Director, Kennesaw State University
avatar for Chinasa Elue

Chinasa Elue

Associate Professor & Faculty Success Coach, Kennesaw State University


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

What an Educational Developer Should Know About Learning Analytics (PDS)
POD Sponsored Professional Development Session (PDS)

This interactive session will guide a discussion of what is learning analytics and how can educational developers harness the information it provides to support instructors. It will build a community of learners, including those who are curious about, considering and/or doing learning analytics and provide opportunities to learn from each other. Examples of data will provide a springboard for conversations about what can (and can't) be gleaned about a course, student engagement, and student learning from learning analytics.

The participant folder with resources and materials used during the session are available at https://go.rutgers.edu/POD21LA

Presenters
avatar for George Rehrey

George Rehrey

Director Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success, Indiana University Bloomington
George Rehrey is the founding director of Indiana University’s Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS). From 2007-18, he was the director of the award winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program at Indiana University’s Bloomington, leading efforts to... Read More →
avatar for Christina Bifulco (she/her)

Christina Bifulco (she/her)

Associate Director for Teaching & Learning Analytics, Rutgers University
avatar for Amy Chan-Hilton (she/her)

Amy Chan-Hilton (she/her)

Director of CETL, University of Southern Indiana
avatar for Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Associate Provost for Academic Administration, New Mexico State University


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Coaching for Graduate Students? Models and Ideas
In this round-table discussion we will explore coaching as a mode of holistic support for graduate students. The goal is to share ideas, best practices, resources, and/or outcomes from established programs, while also welcoming colleagues who may be interested in developing new coaching initiatives to promote grad student thriving. As background, over the past academic year we launched our institution's first-ever graduate peer coaching program; we look forward to connecting with colleagues who are interested in and/or already engaged in various forms of coaching to support grad students.


Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions available to you.


Presenters
avatar for John Schulz

John Schulz

PhD Candidate; Senior Graduate Fellow, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning-Princeton University
I'm a PhD Candidate at Princeton University and a Senior Graduate Fellow at Princeton's McGraw Center of Teaching and Learning. At McGraw, I've co-developed two major initiatives related to graduate student learning: a graduate peer-coaching program and Discerning Dissertating, a... Read More →
avatar for Laura C. Murray

Laura C. Murray

Assistant Director, Learning Programs, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning - Princeton University
BIOI lead a program to support graduate students to learn and thrive while at Princeton. My favorite part of this role is engaging directly with emerging scholars to help them identify and work toward authentic goals while cultivating a sense of purpose and meaning both within the... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

From Margin to Center: Supporting BIPOC Graduate Students in TLC's
Amid heightened alienation and racial marginalization in the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning centers are poised to offer focused measures for BIPOC graduate students to address departmental inadequacies. Yet attempting to create BIPOC-focused measures leads many educational developers, including this session's presenters, to confront institutional barriers rooted in white supremacy. This session's facilitators will share their experiences with these barriers in order to facilitate inter-institutional inquiry and collaboration. Equipped with intersectional inquiry of educational development, participants will recognize how institutional resistance to BIPOC pedagogies protects a classed and gendered white fragility, and to develop subversive strategies to support BIPOC communities.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions available to you.



Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

The Privilege of Failure: Supporting Equitable Discussions of Pedagogical Failures
This round-table discussion invites educational developers to critically examine the practice of sharing and learning from pedagogical failures. Pedagogical (or instructional) failures are the personal, complex and unanticipated outcomes that emerge from well-intentioned interactions with students. Publicly sharing failures can prove risky, socially challenging, and punitive for marginalized faculty who already face biases in higher education. Educational developers are therefore in a position to support the cultivation of inclusive spaces that can address all experiences of instructional failures. Participants will experience an anonymous storytelling activity to uncover reasons behind pedagogical failures and speculate ways for sharing these stories equitably.
Session Handouts: All materials will be shared prior to the session for review.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions available to you.


Presenters
avatar for Gemma Henderson

Gemma Henderson

Director of Learning Platforms, University of Miami
avatar for Amanda Valdespino

Amanda Valdespino

Instructional Designer, University of Miami


Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Developing Expertise: a practical approach to teaching in hands-on settings
Experiential and hands-on learning activities are increasingly common in higher education curricula because they offer great opportunities to develop both disciplinary and transversal skills. While macro aspects, ie course design, monopolise pedagogical efforts, how teachers and TAs interact with students during practical learning activities is essential to skill development. Drawing on research on the nature and development of 'expertise', we illustrate how to structure questions, feedback, and explanations to maximise the rich learning potential of hands-on environments. This session includes role play and case study activities from our TA training workshops, as well as material from our recent book.

Presenters
avatar for Siara Isaac

Siara Isaac

researcher, Centre for Learning Sciences, école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Please help us find candidates with STEM backgrounds who are interested in doing a fully-funded PhD in education in Switzerland at the new EPFL-ETH joint doctoral program in Learning Sciences - application deadline is December 1st. https://lnkd.in/dZgteFEUMy book, Facilitating Ex... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Encapsulating and (re)inventing your scholarly agenda: The "Personal Intellectual Project"
In the spirit of "holistic educational development" (Sutherland, 2018), where developers support faculty in all aspects of their roles, this workshop-in-a-box addresses research conundrums many faculty face: How do I encapsulate my research for disciplinary outsiders? How do I choose new projects wisely?

You'll engage in a three-step process involving exploration and dialogue to capture your own "Personal Intellectual Project" (Boden, Epstein, & Kenway, 2005) - the big-picture overview of your research.

A staple for seven years at Seattle University, this researcher-development session is easily adapted to different institutions and faculty groups. 

 Please bring an up-to-date CV.

NOTE: The slides for this session will be uploaded afterwards for you to use at your own institution. All materials are CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

Presenters
avatar for David A Green

David A Green

Director, Center for Faculty Development and Clinical Professor of International Studies, Seattle University


Tuesday November 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Rigor as Inclusive Practice: Beyond Deficit Models
Rigor and inclusion are often seen in academia as being in opposition to each other, despite the evidence that inclusion necessitates rigor to empower all of our students to grow, build on their strengths, and learn. This interactive workshop seeks to illuminate the ways that rigor is often misused or misunderstood to move participants to a more inclusive (and dare we say, more rigorous!) definition and enactment of rigor in their course design. Our goal is for POD participants to leave with a template to facilitate a critical discussion of rigor with faculty from any institution or discipline.

Presenters
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Julie McGurk

Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives, Yale University
avatar for Jamiella Brooks

Jamiella Brooks

Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday November 9, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

7:00pm EST

GPPD Networking Coffee Break
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a virtual networking event! The GPPD SIG invites all graduate/professional students, postdocs, and those whose work focuses on supporting these populations to join us for afternoon coffee/tea and conversation. Participants will be broken into Zoom rooms based on areas of interest and provided with guiding questions to kick off discussion. Register to join the conversation. Door prizes will be distributed to randomly selected attendees of this session.

Presenters
avatar for Vanessa Doriott Anderson

Vanessa Doriott Anderson

Senior Director of Professional Development Programming, North Carolina State University
avatar for Michelle Gaston

Michelle Gaston

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Development, University of Texas
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Ashley Harlow

Coordinator of Faculty and Graduate Student Development, University of Georgia
I am passionate about creating both inclusive and equitable learning environments in higher education classrooms.


Tuesday November 9, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Live
 
Wednesday, November 10
 

11:30am EST

Building Community and Facilitating Active Learning in Online STEM Courses
The University of California, Irvine, a large research-intensive institution, and Santa Ana College, a small community college, were awarded the California Learning Lab Grant to create a three-part faculty development program to reduce equity gaps in introductory online STEM courses. The aims of this program are to teach faculty how creating a sense of community leads to increased self-efficacy, leveraging technology facilitates effective online active learning, and incorporating peer mentors enhances learning. In this live interactive session, we will outline the program components and share data from the first faculty cohort. In addition, we will demonstrate community building exercises.


Wednesday November 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

Contexts for Agency: Leveraging Fractal Reflection through and beyond Crisis
In this session, participants will learn about a form of reflective practice called fractal reflection, developed by a cross-institutional research collaborative of 18 educational developers. Participants will have the opportunity to discover and practice one application of this methodology, a "contexts for agency" framework, that can help developers navigate unforeseen situations and challenges, or act in the face of uncertainty. Further applications of the methodology and framework will be discussed.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Rener

Christine Rener

Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation, Grand Valley State University
avatar for Lindsay Wheeler

Lindsay Wheeler

Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, University of Virginia
avatar for Deandra Little

Deandra Little

Assistant Provost & Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Professor of English, Elon University
avatar for Eric Kaldor

Eric Kaldor

Senior Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
avatar for Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa
avatar for Kathleen Landy

Kathleen Landy

Associate Director for Assessment & Evaluation, Cornell University
avatar for Suzanne Tapp

Suzanne Tapp

Executive Director, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University


Wednesday November 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

Success of the Siloed: Strategies for Retaining Black Women Faculty
Despite diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, many Black women faculty still face difficulties - including hostile work environments, a lack of mentorship, and unfair critiques. We conducted a mixed-methods study that touched on these issues from the perspective of the strategies and support structures that allowed these women to persevere despite these difficulties. Our presentation will discuss these findings and provide suggestions to institutional leaders, faculty colleagues, and aspiring Black women faculty for how to create access to these paths of success, and more equitable spaces for these valuable members of the academy.

Presenters
avatar for Allison Brckalorenz

Allison Brckalorenz

Allison BrckaLorenz, Ph.D. is the director of the College + University Teaching Environments, project manager for the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement and a research scientist for the National Survey of Student Engagement. In her work at the Center for Postsecondary Research... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

12:45pm EST

Design Justice and Equity in College Teaching and Learning
The pandemic has illuminated and exacerbated inequities in higher education and expanded teaching efficacy beyond familiar tools and modalities. How can we build from this and move forward with informed intent to create equitable learning environments and experiences? Design Justice, an equity-based framework, can guide us to center those traditionally marginalized in higher education as we design courses, learning experiences, faculty development programming, and more. This workshop will review the Design Justice framework and provide a space for participants to explore the potential of applying it to their practice in instructional design, faculty development, and higher education in general.

Session Materials can be accessed here.

Presenters
avatar for Pauline Carpenter (she/her)

Pauline Carpenter (she/her)

Instructional Design and Technology Specialist, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
avatar for David Goldman

David Goldman

Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Rutgers University
avatar for Eliza Blau

Eliza Blau

Instructional Design and Technology Specialist, Rutgers University


Wednesday November 10, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Center Advisory Boards: Structures, Objectives, and Strategies
Advisory boards/committees are key vehicles for faculty engagement at CTLs. However, there is no systematic study of them, meaning that educational developers must piece together information on their own. This session fills that gap by engaging participants in examining national data and the potential for their own center's governance. How many centers have boards, how large are they, what are members' campus roles, and how do characteristics vary by institutional type and size? With this framing, participants will engage with questions of purpose and focus. Why have a board and, based on objectives, what are collaborative strategies?

Presenters
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning; Executive Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning; Professor of, Brown University


Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

DEI as Practice: Insights Learned through Collaborative DEI Statement Consultations
In an effort to contribute to the sparse body of resources supporting educational developers (EDs) who review diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statements, this session shares insights gained from three EDs during the process of (1) conducting DEI statement consultations, and (2) coding and analyzing a pool of DEI statements submitted for review. Participants will observe specific examples of common DEI statement pitfalls, strategize ways to coach writers to be more self-reflective in articulating their DEI contributions, and self-reflect on how consultations can shed light on the ways DEI practice appears in their own work.

You can find all of the materials for the session here.

Presenters
avatar for Molly Hatcher (she/hers)

Molly Hatcher (she/hers)

Director, Faculty Innovation Center, UT Austin
Molly Hatcher (she/hers) is Director of the Faculty Innovation Center at UT Austin. She leads a team in advancing an energetic culture of teaching and learning at UT by partnering with instructors, students, and staff to create engaging and inclusive learning experiences. Dr. Hatcher... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Strategies for Reviewing Scholarly Publications as an Educational Developer (PDS)
POD Sponsored Professional Development Session (PDS)
Constructive peer review of scholarship is both a critical service to the profession and an important way that new and experienced educational developers can keep up with cutting-edge scholarship and gain insights about their own writing and research. Join editors from publications of interest to educational developers, including International Journal for Academic Development, Journal of Faculty Development, Teaching & Learning Inquiry, and To Improve the Academy, for an interactive session in which we will examine real peer reviews to identify concrete strategies for writing an effective and constructive review. Participants will also have opportunities to learn more in optional follow-up sessions.

Presenters
avatar for Gemma Henderson

Gemma Henderson

Director of Learning Platforms, University of Miami
avatar for Laura Cruz

Laura Cruz

Associate Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
avatar for Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa
avatar for Elizabeth Dickens

Elizabeth Dickens

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Jeanne Andreoli (she/her)

Assistant Director, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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Anastasia Williams

Assistant Director, University of Iowa


Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Advancing Equity
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:

Advancing Equity 
These sessions share the same theme of practical approaches to advancing equity in the classroom, teaching centers, and in higher education.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Wheeler

Lindsay Wheeler

Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, University of Virginia
avatar for Adriana Streifer

Adriana Streifer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia


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

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Building Resilience
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:

Building Resilience These sessions focus on creating environments where learner resilience can grow and learners can thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Donna E. Ellis

Donna E. Ellis

Director, University of Waterloo
Donna Ellis is the Past President of the POD Network. She directs the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo, and has worked as an educational developer for 25 years. Donna's areas of research and practice include institutional teaching culture, change management... Read More →
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Krysten Gorrivan

Assistant Lecturer, University of New England
avatar for Eric Kaldor

Eric Kaldor

Senior Associate Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
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Marc Ebenfield

Director, CETL, University of New England
avatar for Adriana Streifer

Adriana Streifer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
avatar for Kimberly Fournier

Kimberly Fournier

Director of Teaching Support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of New Mexico
avatar for Melissa Kane

Melissa Kane

Senior Associate Director of Online Program Development, Brown University
avatar for Veronica Stephenson

Veronica Stephenson

Sr. Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
At our centre, I lead our curriculum team, which support 30-40 departments annually with their curriculum design and program assessment activities. I also manage our centre's assessment team, which looks at the impact of our centre's activities.I'm also part of POD's Membership Committee... Read More →


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

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Creating Community
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.


Presenters
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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 →
avatar for Carol A. Hurney

Carol A. Hurney

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

William O'Brochta

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University
avatar for Beth White

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 →
avatar for Kirsten Helmer

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 →
avatar for Diane Chapman

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 →
avatar for Cassandra Volpe Horii

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 →
avatar for Martin Springborg

Martin Springborg

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

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
Live

3:30pm EST

Grading the Personal: A Framework for Assessing Storytelling Projects
Storytelling projects are an effective way of bringing student experiences and their complex identities into the classroom, making students co-creators of course content and learning. However, an important question arises when grading these projects: How do we evaluate such work objectively, fairly, and respectfully, when these assignments can be subjective and personal in nature? This roundtable gives attendees an opportunity to share unique challenges and effective practices for assigning and assessing such work. We will generate resources, rubrics, and guidelines for a new framework for assessing storytelling projects that is effective and sensitive to our diverse student body.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Ariel Siegelman (she/her)

Ariel Siegelman (she/her)

Lead Digital Media Specialist, Temple University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Hello! My name is Ariel Siegelman, and I am an instructional designer and educational technology specialist, with expertise in multimedia content creation. I am currently writing a book with my colleague, Linda Hasunuma, about digital storytelling as an inclusive teaching practice... Read More →
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Linda Hasunuma

Assistant Director, Temple University
Hi, Everyone!I am new to Ed Development and am a recovering Political Scientist who was on the tenure track, denied tenure, commuted hours to a visiting position, applied for and was rejected for dozens of jobs, and then got on the tenure track again only to have my program dissolved... Read More →


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

3:30pm EST

Higher Ed Behaving Badly: Identifying and Addressing Academic Bullying
As educational developers, we work hard to help our faculty and institutions shape academia into a safe and welcoming space for students. But have we done enough to make academia safe and welcoming for all who work within it -- faculty, staff, and even ourselves? Research tells the story of many who have suffered academic bullying, with negative mental, physical, and organizational consequences. This roundtable will explore and define bullying behaviors and experiences within the higher ed environment. We will identify components of academic culture that might facilitate bullying and consider ways to initiate discussions on bullying within your institution/organization.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
avatar for Allison Boye (she/her)

Allison Boye (she/her)

Founding Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Collin College


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

3:30pm EST

Leveraging Rapid Prototyping to Implement Online Communities of Practice
Implementing professional development that is responsive to current events requires creating and revising quickly. During this interactive round table discussion, participants will learn how rapid prototyping was used at Ohio State University to implement a virtual community of practice focused on developing strategies to meet the challenges of remote clinical teaching. Participants will discuss their needs for rapid prototyping and virtual communities as well as obstacles to implementing professional development programs in the current environment. The facilitators will share experiences and templates for using the rapid prototyping process and consult with participants as they create their own plans.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Larry Hurtubise

Larry Hurtubise

I encourage educational development through consultation on curriculum and instructional design and engagement in collaborative educational research.  I have written journal articles and been an invited speaker at regional and national medical education conferences on competency-based... Read More →
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Melinda Rhodes-Disalvo

Associate Director-Strategic Partnerships, The Ohio State University Institute for Teaching and Learning
As associate director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, Melinda serves on the leadership team with a focus on strategic planning and partnerships, communications signature programs, operations, policy creation, and initiative management. She contributes to and promotes the... Read More →


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

4:45pm EST

Department Chairs Mentoring for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A growing body of work continues to demonstrate the extent to which faculty of color and other marginalized faculty face bias and confront microaggressions in overt and less visible ways across their faculty roles at various stages of their academic careers (Gutierrez y Muhs, 2012; Huston, 2006; Rideau & Robbins, 2020). Recognizing that department chairs are well-positioned to "perpetuate" or "disrupt" inequities and bias (Beddoes & Schimpf, 2018), this workshop positions department chairs as active rhetorical agents in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will explore practical strategies aligned with department chairs' roles as mentors, sponsors, and advocates.

Presenters
avatar for Letizia Guglielmo

Letizia Guglielmo

Faculty Success Fellow and Professor, Kennesaw State University


Wednesday November 10, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

The Four Presences: An Inclusive Workshop for Diverse Faculty Audiences
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, which has a focus on presences - teaching, cognitive, social - has the ability to unite faculty through the shared goal of creating more inclusive courses. The three presences, plus the addition of emotional, provide the foundation for this session, designed to support educational developers tasked with offering workshops that are relevant to cross-disciplinary faculty audiences. The presenters model a workshop on the presences and highlight their ability to transcend disciplines and modalities. Upon completion, participants should feel prepared to return to their campuses with blueprints and materials to host their own workshops.

Link to Google Drive 
 

Presenters
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Melissa K. Jones

Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies, Florida State University
My primary area of research is in how we can create inclusive and equitable spaces for students in online learning environments. Situated between studies in both the cognitive and affective domains, my work explores the ways in which marginalized learners understand their identities... Read More →
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Carla M. Nevarez

Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida
I joined the Center of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Go Knights! as an instructional designer with over 15 years of experience working in higher education. Holding an MBA with a focus on Computer Information Systems from the University of Turabo and... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

What to Do in the Moment: Addressing DEI&J in Teaching
Encountering racism, implicit bias and microaggressions in the classroom presents an opportunity for learning; however, it is challenging to address these comments in the moment. This Workshop-in-a-Box session creates a space for dialog and sharing strategies that attend to participants' different contexts and identities. We begin with guiding principles for addressing racism in the classroom, and then move into small breakout room discussions based on case studies.

We have successfully presented this synchronous virtual workshop in several venues and believe it will positively impact instructors seeking to build confidence in confronting racism.

Presenters
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Kimber Andrews

Assistant Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Cincinnati
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Beth Faller

Assistant Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, University of Cincinnati


Wednesday November 10, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live
 
Thursday, November 11
 

11:30am EST

Alienate or Appease? How to Effectively Address Prejudice in Consultations
Interest in inclusive teaching is at an all-time high. Unless mandated, educators who want help addressing the needs of diverse learners are likely already contemplating or actively making changes. But what about educators who do not recognize a need to change or are resistant to it? What if--in the context of a consultation on a seemingly unrelated issue--educators offer a perspective or practice that suggests prejudice towards others? We offer a framework for deciding whether, when, and how to address "isms" (racism, classism, ageism, etc.) in ways that advance social justice and engage, rather than alienate or appease, our clients. (MAIN ROOM WILL BE RECORDED)

Presenters
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Roben Torosyan

Senior Associate Director, Northeastern University
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Edna Pressler

Associate Director, Northeastern University, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

Beyond counting clients and surveying satisfaction: Directly measuring CTL impacts
Evidence-based practice is a POD Network core value (2018) and includes leveraging data to iteratively refine CTL services. However, CTL data for consultations are often limited to attendance or satisfaction surveys, rather than direct measures of outcomes (Beach et al., 2016; Haras et al., 2017). We compared pre/post assessments of syllabi from 32 faculty and 62 graduate students receiving course and syllabus design consultations to a comparison group not receiving consultations. We also examined whether CTL seminar attendance influences consultation impacts. Attendees will collaboratively generate additional strategies for directly measuring outcomes for formatively improving CTL consultation services.


Please find our session materials here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uP9e9WHNFMH6c8ns5Hq2lfQjZGs0VprWfC0x7c5w_T8/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Emily Daniels Weiss (she/her)

Emily Daniels Weiss (she/her)

Senior Teaching Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

Fellow Travelers: Re-thinking faculty fellowship for the Post-COVID Age
This session is based on a recently completed web-scraping study conducted by the presenters examining the aims of 220 faculty fellows programs in the United States (Colby et al., under review). The study identified five modalities that describe the primary purpose of fellows programs, including Honor, Learning, Advocacy, Extension, and Capacity. In this interactive session, these modalities are used heuristically to help participants plan to design, revitalize, or redesign a fellows program. Participants connect with others interested in designing and researching fellows programs that provide measurable return on investment and that raise the organizational development capacity of their institutions.

Presenters
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Susan Colby

Director of Faculty Professional Development, Appalachian State University
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Laura Cruz

Associate Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
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Danielle Cordaro

Associate Professor, Director, Center for Faculty Development, University of Mount Union


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

12:45pm EST

Educational Developers as Change Agents for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Navigating change and planning for the future as educational developers is complicated given the current realities facing colleges and universities. For example, changing demographics, twin pandemics (health and racial), a divided political landscape, social and cultural health disparities, inequities in access to social resources, challenges to racial reckoning and theoretical frameworks, and resistance to change and resurgence in white supremacist attitudes and behaviors. As educational developers, many of us have encountered these issues (and more) at the individual and institutional levels. This virtual session offers an opportunity to interact with two POD past presidents as we explore personal and professional perspectives, concrete strategies, and applicable frameworks as we work to become better agents of change for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sponsored by ACUE

Presenters
avatar for Mathew L. Ouellett

Mathew L. Ouellett

Executive Director, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University

Sponsors
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ACUE

At ACUE, we believe in the transformational power of education. We’re on a mission to partner with colleges and universities in America to ensure student success and equity in every class. Endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), our certification programs equip faculty... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Career Moves: Preparing Yourself for Work That Matters (PDS)
POD Sponsored Professional Development Session (PDS)
In this interactive session, panelists representing broad experience in the educational development profession will offer insights from their various positions and career moves to attendees interested in entering the field.

Panelists will facilitate conversations on:
  • the rewards of a career in educational development, including advancing professional value for ourselves and colleagues; 
  • similarities and differences between faculty and educational development positions; 
  • strategies for job-market success and perspectives from hiring committees; and
  • the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to successfully engage in this work

We will also explore emerging opportunities within our field.

View the session presentation here
View the session handout here

Presenters
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Kristi Verbeke

Director, Wake Forest University
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Kristi Rudenga

University of Notre Dame
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Lisa Rohde

Associate Director of Teaching and Research Development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Thursday November 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Leadership that Transforms: Developing Equity-Minded Faculty Leaders
Faculty are often expected to lead complex programs, departments, initiatives, and grants in diverse institutions, often with little to no formal professional learning in leadership skills. Providing development for faculty leaders in how to lead with equity-minded intentionality through transformative leadership approaches can serve both the leaders and the institution while building collective power to transform the institution. This workshop will engage participants in learning about equity-minded and transformative leadership and will guide participants in identifying strategies to build faculty leadership development that transforms.

Presenters
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Cindy Walker

Faculty Success Center Coordinator, Chaffey College
I have been a faculty member in higher education since 1995, mostly in community colleges. For the past ten years, I have been leading faculty and professional development at my college. I have a passion for equipping and empowering faculty in equity-minded practices, inclusive and... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Mentoring the New PhD: Identifying Our Values
While academic jobs have long been in decline, the scarcity that graduate students, postdocs, and contingent faculty face worsened during the pandemic. As emerging PhDs face an uncertain job market, what role can faculty developers play in offering professional mentorship? How can we help prepare them for a range of careers, inside and outside of the academy? What unrecognized work do we do to help PhDs negotiate career and life choices? In this interactive session, faculty developers will clarify their values as mentors, understanding how their professional and academic identities make them an important part of emerging PhDs' mentorship networks.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne H. Young

Suzanne H. Young

Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development, Yale University


Thursday November 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: POD Innovation Award Nominees
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

Presenters
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Deena Levy

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

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, Pennsylvania State University
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Benjamin Haywood

Assistant 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 Assistant Director, I utilize insight from the learning sciences... Read More →
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Lew Ludwig

Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University
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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 →
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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
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Thriving Online
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:

Thriving Online Online learning has become a common experience in higher education. These courses look at approaches that tap into the richness of the online space to create significant learning experiences.

Presenters
avatar for German E. Vargas Ramos

German E. Vargas Ramos

POD Conference Co-chair, Otterbein
German Vargas is currently an Instructional Designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Otterbein University. He has a M.Ed. in Learning Media and Technologies from the College of Education at UMass Amherst, where he is also a doctoral student.
avatar for Erica Jansen

Erica Jansen

Adjunct Support Associate, Park University
At our Faculty Center for Innovation, I develop and execute programming specifically targeted towards our adjunct instructors.
avatar for Angus Woodward

Angus Woodward

Director, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Angus Woodward is the director of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a professor of writing and a writer.
avatar for Jamie Els

Jamie Els

Programming Director, Faculty Center for Innovation, Park University
I am the Programming Director for the Faculty Center for Innovation and teach first-year seminar at Park University. I also serve as the Assistant Editor of Park's academic journal, InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching. 
avatar for Amber Dailey-Hebert

Amber Dailey-Hebert

Professor & Director, Faculty Center for Innovation, Park University
I'm a scholar on the future of learning & working and believe that education has the power to transform our lives and society. Having lived and worked abroad, I've been fortunate to be part of collaborative efforts around the globe (academic, research, government & consulting) that... Read More →


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

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Valuing Evaluation
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:

Valuing Evaluation Measurability may not be everything, but it can be a critical component of programs and classrooms. These session examine different approaches to meaningful evaluation.










Presenters
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Katherine Simeon

Senior Assistant Director, Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research, Northeastern University
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Janel Seeley

Director, Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
Janel Seeley is an instructional designer and assistant lecturer with the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning.
avatar for Devshika Bose

Devshika Bose

Senior Educational Development Specialist, Boise State University
Senior Educational Development Specialist at Boise State University, CTL, with over 9 years of experience supporting faculty with SoTL research, student success strategies, and EBIP integration.
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Megan Mittelstadt (she/her)

Director, University of Georgia Center for Teaching
I am the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia (UGA), where I lead institutional efforts associated with educational development, learning technologies, classroom and learning space support, instructional media services, and the scholarship... Read More →
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Alice Hunt

Asst. Director for Instructional Development, University of Georgia
I am the Assistant Director for Instructional Development at the Center for Teaching and Learning (University of Georgia). In this role, I work with faculty, departments, and academic units to increase student learning through curricular and programmatic (re)design, evaluate programmatic... Read More →
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Laura Lukes

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Laura is a geologist, geoscience education researcher, and faculty developer, currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at University of British Columbia (Canada).  She formerly served as the Assistant Director of the Stearns Center for... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Frank

Nicole Frank

Faculty Development Coordinator, Fort Hays State University
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Katie Walsh

Senior Teaching Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
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Chris Kilgore

Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University of Tennessee
I serve as the Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning within the office of Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I administer support services for faculty and graduate students with regard to SoTL, but also help run... Read More →


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

3:30pm EST

Leveraging our COVID-momentum for cultural change through strategic campus alliances
The pandemic placed education developers across the globe in the limelight; a unique opportunity to expand the role of CTLs from consultations to change agents with a potential to impact institutional culture. To sustain the momentum, strategic campus alliances are key; we present a framework to identify important stakeholders to widen and strengthen the influence of CTLs and illustrate this through our example of synergies with key campus units. Participants will map their own current and yet-underutilized connections, discuss successful strategies for collaborations and create a plan to sustain and grow their network to support cultural change at their institutions.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Kata Dosa

Kata Dosa

Director of CTL, Budapest Business School
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Lilla Sebestyen

Educational developer, Budapest Business School


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

3:30pm EST

Meeting Instructors Where They Are: Professional Development Pathways in Inclusive Pedagogy
Recent racial injustice has prompted universities to confront their roles in perpetuating educational inequities. Instructors have shown greater interest in learning to teach inclusively, but the global pandemic and remote instruction has pushed many to burnout. How do we balance accountability for progress with compassion for overwhelmed instructors? In this roundtable, participants will explore the IDEAL Pedagogy program, a tiered set of participation options that Stanford University developed for professional development in inclusive instruction. Faculty developers will share their own range of options, and how they navigated the diverse needs, levels of expertise, constraints, and motivations of their audiences.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Melissa Ko

Melissa Ko

Science and Engineering Education Fellow, Stanford University
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Gloriana Trujillo

Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, Stanford University


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

3:30pm EST

Reflect, Engage, and Act: Collaborating to Foster Inclusive Learning Environments
Recent national and local events have served as the catalyst for greater action in dismantling teaching practices that perpetuate inequity. In partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and individual experts, our Center for Teaching and Learning has developed an Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community and an ongoing Faculty Anti-Bias workshop series.

In this Roundtable Discussion, we share our strategies in developing programs that create learning environments that are equitable and inclusive. We invite participants to reflect on their efforts, engage with others, and begin planning actions that promote equitable and inclusive learning environments within their own universities.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for LeighAnn Tomaswick

LeighAnn Tomaswick

Innovation Learning Design Specialist, Kent State University
LeighAnn Tomaswick is the Innovation Learning Design Specialist at the Center for Teaching & Learning. She completed her BS in Biochemistry, MS in Chemistry and A Masters in Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education. She has worked with graduate students, post doctoral fellows and... Read More →
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Jennifer Marcinkiewicz

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Kent State University
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Judy Lightner-Noll

Faculty Development Specialist, Kent State University
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Michelle Corvette

Assistant Director, Kent State University


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

4:45pm EST

Beyond the Classroom: A Broader Perspective for Inclusion and Equity Across Institutions
This year the POD Network Diversity Committee’s Donald H. Wulff Diversity Fellows will discuss ways to bring in a broader perspective to view inclusion and equity across a range of institutional contexts. From equitable assessment, embodied learning and pedagogy, to a five-themed framework for inclusive teaching, and support for disabled faculty, the Wulff Diversity Fellows will share their work, experiences, and strategies on how to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity within and beyond the classroom.

Donald H. Wulff Diversity FellowshipsThe Donald H. Wulff Diversity Fellowship is aimed at increasing the participation of people from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and individuals from underrepresented institutions in the field of educational development into the POD Network. The fellowship also encourages recipients to explore their particular interests and questions related to diversity and educational development. The fellowship is named after a former POD Network President, the late Donald Wulff, who was unequivocally committed to advancing diversity issues within the field of educational development and advocating for diversity issues within the POD Network. Every time we select new recipients for the diversity fellowship, we honor his legacy to the POD Network and commitment to diversifying the POD Network’s membership.
The POD Network, upon recommendation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, awarded the Wulff Fellowship to the following recipients:
  • Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Professor of Philosophy, Gallaudet University
  • Shavonne Coleman, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Educational Developer, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ching-Yu Huang, Assistant Professor of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Stephanie Kusano, Assistant Director of Assessment, University of Michigan

Presenters
avatar for Carol Hernandez

Carol Hernandez

Senior Instructional Designer and Faculty Developer, Stony Brook University
As an educational developer, I focus on inclusive and equity pedagogies.My research focuses on Latinas working in Higher Ed. I'm also an award-winning journalist. Shared the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of TWA Flight 800 crash. In 1996, named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for National... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live
  Roundtable

4:45pm EST

Growing Together: How Nurturing Educator Mindsets Can Lower Stress
Carol Dweck's (2008) work shows how a Growth Mindset can positively impact student academic performance. Less focus has been put on the importance of the educator mindset in this context. Recently it has been found that instructors' mindsets about their students' abilities and themselves affect student academic, belonging, and purpose mindset. In this session, educators will 1) learn about current developments in mindset research and associated brain research 2) explore the impact their mindsets have on their work and life and 3) share creative and mindful awareness practices that can help reshape mindsets during times of increased demands and stress.

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Baier

Stefanie Baier

Director, Graduate and Postdoc Teaching Development, Michigan State University
Dr. Stefanie Baier is the Director of Instructional Development of Graduate Students and Postdocs at the Graduate School at Michigan State University. In her role she is in charge of Teaching Assistant (TA) training and supports the professional and career development of graduate... Read More →
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Marybeth Heeder

Sr Consultant and Proj Mgt Student Learning and Success; Faculty First Year Writing, Michigan State University
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Hima Rawal

Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University


Thursday November 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Metacognition: Helping Students Monitor their Own Learning
Metacognition is a complex phenomenon that is rarely both clearly and succinctly defined. Further, many instructors have not learned to intentionally prompt students for engagement in metacognitive practices. However, doing so is a key strategy for increasing equity across our students' educational experiences. In this Workshop-in-a-Box session you will get first-hand experience with my field-tested, well-paced, 60-minute synchronous workshop on Metacognition. This and additional resources (e.g., a link to my YouTube channel!) will prepare you to engage your own faculty in a conversation dedicated to identifying strategies that will support and trigger metacognitive awareness and self-regulating behaviours in students.

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Poproski

Ruth Poproski

Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia
In my work I lead my CTL’s team focused on educational development for all instructors, TAs and future faculty across campus, learning technologies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I got my start in educational development at Carnegie Mellon University, where I also... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live

9:00pm EST

Virtual POD Karaoke and Dance Party
We can’t be in person but we can still have POD Karaoke and Dancing! Please join your fellow PODsters for the 2nd Annual Virtual POD Karaoke Party! If you missed last year, don’t make that mistake again. We had a blast singing and rocking out in our Zoom Room with folks in their homes and backyards across the country. Jump in and sing/dance along. All are welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Teresa Focarile

Teresa Focarile

Associate Director for Educational Development, Boise State University
Teresa has taught at the college level for 16 years, the past ten for Boise State, and the previous six for the University of Connecticut. Her scholarly work has focused on best practices for supporting adjunct faculty. At the CTL, she supports a variety of CTL and University-wide... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 9:00pm - 11:30pm EST
Live
 
Friday, November 12
 

11:30am EST

Authentic Assessments: A Tool to Decenter Whiteness in CTL Hiring
Hiring practices play an important role in shaping academic workplaces -- they are oftentimes the first introduction a prospective candidate has to the workplace culture and the potential barriers a candidate may face if employed (Artze-Vega 2019). This workshop is designed to engage participants at all career stages in a critical reflection of hiring practices using the lens of authentic assessments. Authentic assessments mimic real-world situations in which learners engage in realistic decision making, demonstrating a thoughtful understanding of the situation. We propose authentic assessments as a tool to prioritize equity in CTL hiring and help decenter whiteness in our field.

Presenters
avatar for Marisella Rodriguez

Marisella Rodriguez

Senior Consultant, UC Berkeley
I am a Senior Consultant at UC Berkeley’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). I help educators enhance their professional development by facilitating 1-on-1 consultations, developing interactive workshops and leading faculty group programs, and assessing the impact of teaching... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

Collaborative Facilitation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations in STEM
Links/resources from the session:

Renewed attention and urgency has been placed on promoting conversations regarding systemic biases and the experiences of historically marginalized individuals. Our team launched a new series to address the need for these conversations within STEM. A distinctive factor in the events' success was collaborative facilitation: a multi-institutional team of CTL directors, researchers, and education project managers built rapport that allowed us to critically evaluate the tensions in this work. Session participants will experience a condensed version of our event, and they will engage in dialogue to support individual reflection and strategize how to form their own collaborative facilitation teams.


Presenters
avatar for Tracy Wacker

Tracy Wacker

CTL Director, University of Michigan-Flint
I am a faculty developer and am interested in learning more about topics that my faculty have expressed interest in. At the top of this list are digital accessibility, equity issues in the online environment, and instructor presence.
avatar for Christine O'Donnell

Christine O'Donnell

Arizona State University
Christine O’Donnell (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University with a research focus on equitable science education (though she will shortly transition to a new position as an Education & Diversity Program Manager at the American Physical Society). Christine... Read More →
avatar for Beth White

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 →
avatar for Tris Utschig

Tris Utschig

Director for Scholarly Teaching, Kennesaw State University
Ask me about Process Education, Team-Based Learning, 3D-PLE (3D printed lab equipment), Peace Corps, Ninja Warrior...
avatar for Carie Noel Cardamone

Carie Noel Cardamone

Associate Director CELT, Tufts University


Friday November 12, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

11:30am EST

I don't do computers: Self-efficacy of faculty with low technology skills
Faculty with low technology skills who may have resisted or avoided integrating technology in their teaching in the past found themselves with no option but to use technology to teach during the pandemic. The pivot to online learning was especially challenging for faculty with low computer self-efficacy (CSE), that is, low confidence in their ability to use technology. They turned to our centers for support, and we have learned much from the experience. In this session, we look at approaches and strategies used to develop faculty technology skills and build confidence to use technology in their teaching practice.

Presenters
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H. Naomie Nyanungo

Director, Educational Technology, Temple University
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Denise Hardiman

Educational Technology Specialist, Temple University


Friday November 12, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Live

12:45pm EST

Assessment as Educational Development: Using Evidence Across Traditional Silos to Improve Student Learning
Educational developers (EDs) have been expanding their reach and using their skills and knowledge to inform and advance larger, institutional efforts (Beach et al; Schroeder.). This session, run by both EDs and IR directors, will provide two brief case studies of their collaborative work helping faculty and programs improve learning and curricula by engaging them with assessment evidence. We will introduce possible models for this work in different contexts (a small, liberal arts college and a larger, R2 public university), share principles, strategies, & resources for engaging, and help participants apply what they have learned to their own contexts.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Reder

Michael Reder

Connecticut College
Michael Reder is the Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning at Connecticut College, where he teaches contemporary literature & culture in the college's First-Year Seminar Program and the Department of Literatures in English. His areas of interest... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Focarile

Teresa Focarile

Associate Director for Educational Development, Boise State University
Teresa has taught at the college level for 16 years, the past ten for Boise State, and the previous six for the University of Connecticut. Her scholarly work has focused on best practices for supporting adjunct faculty. At the CTL, she supports a variety of CTL and University-wide... Read More →
avatar for Shari Ellertson

Shari Ellertson

Director, Institutional Research, Boise State University


Friday November 12, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Motivating and Supporting the Development of Anti-Racist White Educators
There is growing consensus about the pervasiveness of systemic racism in America and the need for people of all racial backgrounds to deeply engage in dismantling it. There are predictable barriers for White people -- and in our case, White educators -- as they consider committing to this challenging and courageous work. This session investigates what we as educational developers can do to help White instructors develop as anti-racist educators. Participants will explore a community of practice model that our institution has adapted from several leading racial justice initiatives and we will discuss the impact of this program and its continued evolution.

NOTE: While the content of this session is focused on working with White instructors, the session itself is intended for educational developers of all racial and ethnic identities who are interested in doing this work.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Bookin

Josh Bookin

Associate Director of Instructional Support and Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
My work centers on developing and promoting teaching equity and excellence at HGSE. The bulk of my current focus is on helping our school work towards its anti-racist aspirations. I co-chair our Anti-Racist Teaching and Advising (ARTA) Initiative, and I co-facilitate both our Developing... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Farrar (she/her)

Katherine Farrar (she/her)

Pedagogy and Assessment Specialist, Harvard Graduate School of Education
As a member of the TLL team, I support faculty in creating inclusive, learner-centered experiences. I advise the Student Experience Team, a terrific group of master’s students who partner with the school to bring student voices into the design of HGSE experiences. I also partner... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

Networked Agents of Change: Development of a Statewide Teaching and Learning Consortium
The current landscape of higher education challenges educational developers to respond effectively and efficiently to equip instructors with inclusive teaching strategies they can implement in their current courses and as they plan for delivery of future courses. This workshop presents the Ohio College Teaching Consortium as a model and guides participants in envisioning and discussing how they might network to scale professional learning across institutions.

Presenters
avatar for Melinda Rhodes-Disalvo

Melinda Rhodes-Disalvo

Associate Director-Strategic Partnerships, The Ohio State University Institute for Teaching and Learning
As associate director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, Melinda serves on the leadership team with a focus on strategic planning and partnerships, communications signature programs, operations, policy creation, and initiative management. She contributes to and promotes the... Read More →
avatar for Kay Halasek

Kay Halasek

Director, Ohio State University
Kay Halasek (she/her/hers) was named inaugural director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (now the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning) at The Ohio State University in 2016. She also holds an appointment as professor of English. As director of... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

2:15pm EST

The GPPD Showcase: Adapting and Leading in Uncertain Times
The 5th Annual GPPD Showcase features programs chosen for innovation, effectiveness, creative use of resources, and transferability to a range of institution types and sizes. Participants will discuss how they've translated best practices to uncertain times, discussing successful support programs for graduate students and postdocs. During timed mini-sessions, participants will enter breakout rooms where a facilitator will describe their programming, providing a digital handout that describes objectives, implementation, and use of resources. At the end of the session, participants will reflect on ways the presented programs can be adapted to the changing circumstances we all face at our home institutions.

Presenters
avatar for Anna Divinsky

Anna Divinsky

Assistant Teaching Professor of Art, Penn State University
Anna Divinsky is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Art at the Office of Digital Learning, Penn State University. She is also the Digital Arts Certificate and Digital Multimedia Design Program Coordinator. Her passion and research focus on exploring best teaching and learning practices... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Doriott Anderson

Vanessa Doriott Anderson

Senior Director of Professional Development Programming, North Carolina State University
avatar for Shelly Bayer

Shelly Bayer

Director of Multicultural Affairs, South Dakota State University
I've spent the past seven years as Assistant Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and I have had the opportunity to focus on supporting graduate students in their desires to be more effective teaching assistants and eventually highly effective teaching... Read More →
avatar for Megan Frary (she/her)

Megan Frary (she/her)

Coordinator for Graduate TA Support, Boise State University
avatar for Rachel Stumpf

Rachel Stumpf

Education Specialist, University of California, Davis


Friday November 12, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Enriching Teaching
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:

Enriching Teaching These sessions offer concrete approaches to enrich the classroom experience for our learners, from feedback to learners to frameworks for course design.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Montgomery

Ashley Montgomery

Assistant Dean of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, University of Maine at Farmington
avatar for Sarah Wyman

Sarah Wyman

Director, Faculty Development Center, SUNY New Paltz
Sustainability Education; Community Building; Eddy at New Paltz (https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/eddy/events/); International Mother Language Day; new faculty mentoring
avatar for Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury

Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury

Executive Director, Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama
Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury joined South Alabama in August 2016. As Executive Director, he provides strategic oversight and direction for the teaching, learning and support functions of the ILC and USAonline. Chaudhury works closely with the Office of the Provost on assisting campus wide... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Bartholomew

Tracy Bartholomew

Director for Learning Assessment and the Center for Teaching & Learning, University of the Arts
avatar for Melissa Eblen-Zayas

Melissa Eblen-Zayas

Professor of Physics, Carleton College
avatar for Carie King

Carie King

Associate Professor of English, Taylor University
avatar for Lisa LaCross, Ph.D.

Lisa LaCross, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Faculty Development, University of South Alabama
I joined USA in ......
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Katelin E. Dannen

Associate, University of Iowa
avatar for Darren Hoffmann

Darren Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa
avatar for Lew Ludwig

Lew Ludwig

Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University
avatar for Bart Everson

Bart Everson

Creative Generalist, Xavier University of Louisiana
As a creative generalist for faculty development, it’s my professional mission to encourage teachers to think deeply about their teaching, to explore new pedagogical techniques, and to thrive as whole human beings. To those ends, I am a passionate advocate for contemplative pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for David S. Williams

David S. Williams

Assistant Director, Course Development, University of South Alabama
David joined the ILC full-time in 2017.  As the Assistant Director of Course Development, he facilitates course design and development initiatives across the institution, such as professional development training on advanced Canvas features, implementation of module and course learning... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Fostering Wellness
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:

Fostering Wellness Care of the whole person is a value deeply rooted in POD culture. These sessions address approaches to fostering welling in both our learners and ourselves as practitioners.

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Benander

Ruth Benander

Instructional Designer, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
I am a professor in the Department English and Communication. I also serve as an instructional designer for our Learning and Teaching Center. In addition, I facilitate the mind/body skills offerings for our Center.
avatar for Thomas Colclough

Thomas Colclough

University of California, Irvine
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Brenda Refaei

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
avatar for J.A. Carter (she/her)

J.A. Carter (she/her)

Canvas Leader; Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
avatar for Katie Kearns

Katie Kearns

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development; Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
I collaborate with academic programs, campus offices, and student organizations to support the professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on the IU Bloomington campus and  direct the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. I cultivate networks and resources that... Read More →
avatar for Darren Hoffmann

Darren Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa
avatar for Lizette A. Muñoz Rojas

Lizette A. Muñoz Rojas

Teaching & Learning Consultant, University Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Pittsburgh


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Q&A: Strengthening Curriculum
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:

Strengthening Curriculum These sessions focus on the curriculum and how to strengthen this core component of coursework form the individual class level to the university system as a whole.

Presenters
avatar for Mary C. English

Mary C. English

Associate Director, CATLR, Northeastern University
My areas of expertise include problem- and project-based learning (PBL), self-regulated learning, self-directed learning, course design, online learning, and service-learning.
avatar for Patricia Guillen

Patricia Guillen

Director, Instructional Services, Maricopa Community Colleges
Patricia Guillen is Director of Instructional Services at the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges and an Adjunct Faculty with the University of Dubuque. Prior to that, she was the Dean of Curriculum for Business at a nonprofit career college... Read More →
avatar for Liz Cummins

Liz Cummins

Faculty Developer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
avatar for Jessica Taggart

Jessica Taggart

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
avatar for Kim Calebs

Kim Calebs

Online Learning Manager, KCTCS
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Lynn Mandeltort

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
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Derek Thurber

Senior Learning Designer and Educational Developer, Arizona State University
avatar for Elizabeth Dickens

Elizabeth Dickens

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia
avatar for Kristin Morley

Kristin Morley

Salt Lake Community College
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Sarah Oliver

Program Outcomes Specialist, Creighton University
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Douglas Jerolimov

Instructional Consultant, IUPUI


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

From Adaptation to Evolution: A Framework for Intentional EdTech/EdDev Collaboration
Educational development (EdDev) and Educational technology (EdTech) are often organizationally and philosophically separated, yet supporting instructors through the crises of 2020 challenged EdDevs and EdTechs to combine forces. Building on months of reflective writing by educational developers from eighteen diverse institutions, we developed a framework exploring the various successful adaptations EdDevs and EdTechs used to work collaboratively. Participants will identify the adaptations that occurred in their own context, analyze a framework for leveraging successful adaptations to intentionally evolve future effective collaborations, and plan next steps for developing more intentional collaboration within their own contexts.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa
avatar for Carol A. Hurney

Carol A. Hurney

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity; Founding Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Colby College
avatar for Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

Senior Teaching Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
avatar for Joshua Caulkins

Joshua Caulkins

Director, CTLE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus
avatar for Kimberly Fournier

Kimberly Fournier

Director of Teaching Support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of New Mexico
avatar for Carie Noel Cardamone

Carie Noel Cardamone

Associate Director CELT, Tufts University


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

JEDI Mind Trick? "Not the assessments you are looking for…"
In exposing more visibly the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) challenges of our educational institutions, times of crises also simultaneously offer potential opportunity windows to foster lasting change. The COVID pandemic era carried situational factors that no pedagogical plan could ignore, leading to reconsidering assessment designs to make courses more accessible and manageable for both students and instructors. Participants in this roundtable will highlight strategies to leverage the current moment, nurture a JEDI culture that values and rewards equitable assessments, and help shape a future in which our institutions might sustain their continued implementation.
Participants' collaborative Google Drive folder 

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
avatar for Dr. Anna Santucci

Dr. Anna Santucci

Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Rhode Island
Hello POD Fam!I passionately believe in education for liberation and its power to perform better futures into existence. I cherish human connections, collaborative exploration, and the playful adventure of encountering each other authentically, with curiosity and generosity, as we... Read More →
avatar for Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad

Sara Nasrollahian Mojarad

Assistant Director, University of Iowa
I am a SoTLer and a qualitative researcher. My passion in Educational Development is to promote Pedagogical Praxis in Higher Education through fostering equitable assessments and reflective teaching practice.


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

3:30pm EST

Supporting Faculty in Exploring Disciplinary Legacies of Racism and Colonization
The curriculum is a primary site where institutions of higher education reproduce ideas that lead to the systemic oppression of marginalized communities (e.g., Swanner 2013, Grenier 2020). As such, it is imperative that educational developers support faculty in grappling with these questions, even though it may be difficult and emotionally painful to reflect upon them. In this interactive roundtable, participants will discuss strategies and approaches for encouraging faculty to reflect upon their disciplinary legacies of racism and colonization. By the end of the workshop, we hope to identify next steps for continuing these conversations at our own institutions.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions (available throughout the conference) or a Q&A session scheduled for the same time from Wednesday to Friday.


Presenters
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Ryan Rideau

Associate Director, Tufts University
avatar for Heather Dwyer

Heather Dwyer

Tufts University


Friday November 12, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Live

4:45pm EST

Closing Session and Awards
The Awards and Closing Session recognizes the individuals who received grants and awards during the past year by the POD Network and its Committees and SIGs. It includes recognition of this year’s winners of the Spirit of POD Award, Christine A. Stanley Award, Menges Award, and Innovation Award.

Presenters
avatar for Jerod Quinn

Jerod Quinn

POD Conference Program Co-chair, University of Missouri
I'm an instructional designer working in higher ed in Missouri. I've working in higher ed my whole adult career, and I absolutely love all things teaching and learning. I also wrote a book with the help of a ton of great folks here in POD. The book is The Learner-Centered Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Tammy M. McCoy

Tammy M. McCoy

POD Conference Program Co-Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hi everyone! I'm Tammy. I'm located at Georgia Tech in the Center for Teaching and Learning. I work as the TA Development and Future Faculty Specialist. Talk to me about anything related to preparing future faculty, TA development, and all things DEI.
avatar for Stacy Grooters

Stacy Grooters

Executive Director, Boston College


Friday November 12, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Live
 
Monday, November 15
 

12:00pm EST

Exec Meeting with SIG/ Committee Chairs
This meeting is limited to chairpersons and chairs-elect of Committee/ SIGs.

Monday November 15, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Live

1:30pm EST

1:30pm EST

Small College SIG
Presenters
avatar for Michael Reder

Michael Reder

Connecticut College
Michael Reder is the Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning at Connecticut College, where he teaches contemporary literature & culture in the college's First-Year Seminar Program and the Department of Literatures in English. His areas of interest... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Live

1:30pm EST

STEM SIG
Presenters
avatar for Audrey Dentith

Audrey Dentith

Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, North Carolina A&T State University


Monday November 15, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Adjunct Faculty SIG
Presenters
avatar for Kristin Morley

Kristin Morley

Salt Lake Community College


Monday November 15, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Learning Analytics SIG
Presenters
avatar for George Rehrey

George Rehrey

Director Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success, Indiana University Bloomington
George Rehrey is the founding director of Indiana University’s Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS). From 2007-18, he was the director of the award winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program at Indiana University’s Bloomington, leading efforts to... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy SIG
Welcome to the MCP SIG!

We have openings for several roles on the Steering Committee. Please have a look at this list of positions, including a description of duties and time commitments:

https://forms.gle/f3YQtF6zDLjPruwcA

Self-nominations are open now, and will remain open until our business meeting on Nov. 15. Thank you for your support!


Presenters
avatar for Susan Hrach

Susan Hrach

Director of the Faculty Center, Columbus State University
I'm interested in embodied cognition, experiential learning, and coaching for faculty and educational developers. Happy to talk with anyone about my book, Minding Bodies: how physical space, sensation, and movement affect learning (WVU Press, 2021).


Monday November 15, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

Earth-Centered SIG
Presenters
avatar for Bart Everson

Bart Everson

Creative Generalist, Xavier University of Louisiana
As a creative generalist for faculty development, it’s my professional mission to encourage teachers to think deeply about their teaching, to explore new pedagogical techniques, and to thrive as whole human beings. To those ends, I am a passionate advocate for contemplative pedagogy... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

Healthcare Educational Developers SIG
Presenters
avatar for Todd Zakrajsek

Todd Zakrajsek

UNC - Chapel Hill
Todd D. Zakrajsek, PHD, is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC - Chapel Hill and President of the International Teaching Learning Cooperative. Todd was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

Professional Development Committee
Presenters
avatar for Emily Magruder

Emily Magruder

I support professional development for faculty, with an emphasis on effective and equitable teaching, across the 23 campuses of the California State University. This year I am particularly eager to learn about proven strategies for improving outcomes and closing equity gaps in large... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

SoTL SIG
Outgoing Chair: Janel Seeley
Chair for 2021-22: Laura Lukes
Incoming Chair for 2022-23: Lauren Barbeau

Tentative Agenda:
1. Introductions and what you hope to get out of the SIG (in the chat)
2. Brief Overview of SIG, Recent Activities, and How to Get Involved
3. Jamboard: Determining SIG Priorities for 21-22
4. Discussion/Breakout rooms: Share what you are doing; Exchange ideas and tips

Presenters
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Janel Seeley

Director, Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
Janel Seeley is an instructional designer and assistant lecturer with the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning.
avatar for Laura Lukes

Laura Lukes

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Laura is a geologist, geoscience education researcher, and faculty developer, currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at University of British Columbia (Canada).  She formerly served as the Assistant Director of the Stearns Center for... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live
 
Tuesday, November 16
 

12:00pm EST

EPOC
Presenters
avatar for Christine Rener

Christine Rener

Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation, Grand Valley State University


Tuesday November 16, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Live

12:00pm EST

Scholarship Committee
The mission of the POD Network Scholarship Committee is to support the POD Network’s strategic goal of “advancing evidence-based practice” through the fostering of the development, application, and dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative works related to educational development and the membership of the POD Network.
New members are invited to help w/ POD Reads, POD Speaks & more. No special expertise/experience required.
Learn more: https://podnetwork.org/governance/committees/scholarship-committee/


Presenters
avatar for Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

Director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa


Tuesday November 16, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Live

1:30pm EST

Co-Creation through Partnership
Presenters
avatar for Adriana Signorini

Adriana Signorini

Educational Assessment Coordinator, University of California, Merced
Adriana Signorini is the Assessment Coordinator for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. She started the SATAL Program in 2009. Her main responsibility in the Center is to coordinate the SATAL Program and consult with faculty on the assessment of teaching and learning.


Tuesday November 16, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Live

1:30pm EST

DRI Committee
Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Doukopoulos

Lindsay Doukopoulos

Auburn University
avatar for German E. Vargas Ramos

German E. Vargas Ramos

POD Conference Co-chair, Otterbein
German Vargas is currently an Instructional Designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Otterbein University. He has a M.Ed. in Learning Media and Technologies from the College of Education at UMass Amherst, where he is also a doctoral student.


Tuesday November 16, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Strategic Planning Committee
Presenters
avatar for Carol A. Hurney

Carol A. Hurney

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


Tuesday November 16, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Teaching with Technology SIG
Welcome to the SIG Teaching with Technology.

Please join us to
  • Hang out with others who are interested in teaching with technology.  Bring a friend!
  • Learn what we as a team accomplished over the last year.
  • Brainstorm what we want to do over the next year.
  • Vote for new leadership.  Debbie and Wiebke have been co-chairing for 2 years now, and, according to our new charter, this should mean that we both roll off - not allowing for overlap (ok, so last year, we should have voted, but last year was just too crazy).  So, please consider co-chairing this laid-back SIG.  More on duties at the meeting.  If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to send an email ahead of time.  If you want to wait until the session, that is fine, too.  We will do a quick online poll during the meeting.

Presenters
avatar for Wiebke Kuhn

Wiebke Kuhn

Director, Academic Technology, Carleton College - Northfield, MN


Tuesday November 16, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee
Presenters

Tuesday November 16, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live

4:30pm EST

Membership Committee
Presenters
avatar for Jim Berger

Jim Berger

Director, Georgia College
Jim Berger is the Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA.  He is currently in his third year as director and works with a staff of six others in the office. He has earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University... Read More →


Tuesday November 16, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Live
 
Wednesday, November 17
 

1:30pm EST

BIPOC
The POD Network is pleased to invite your participation in the 2021 POD Network Conference Affinity Group meetings. The goals of these affinity group meetings is to:

Establish or strengthen the sense of connection, solidarity, and mutual support amongst group members;
Offer sustenance to members who might be subject to alienation, institutional hostility, and burnout in their roles in and beyond POD; Begin building a shared sense of purpose and expectations.

These meetings will be facilitated by conveners who will take notes and provide members of the POD Affinity Group ad hoc Committee with ways POD can support future affinity group meetings. Each group will have access to a sample meeting agenda, but are also welcome to develop their own. We hope these groups provide opportunities for personal connections and conversations. More importantly, we hope you identify topics of common interest that support your well being.

Although allyship is important please only attend groups that reflect your own, lived experience.

Presenters
avatar for Ching-Yu Huang

Ching-Yu Huang

Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University


Wednesday November 17, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Asian/Pacific Islander/Asian American/South Asian
The POD Network is pleased to invite your participation in the 2021 POD Network Conference Affinity Group meetings. The goals of these affinity group meetings is to:

Establish or strengthen the sense of connection, solidarity, and mutual support amongst group members;
Offer sustenance to members who might be subject to alienation, institutional hostility, and burnout in their roles in and beyond POD; Begin building a shared sense of purpose and expectations.

These meetings will be facilitated by conveners who will take notes and provide members of the POD Affinity Group ad hoc Committee with ways POD can support future affinity group meetings. Each group will have access to a sample meeting agenda, but are also welcome to develop their own. We hope these groups provide opportunities for personal connections and conversations. More importantly, we hope you identify topics of common interest that support your well being.

Although allyship is important please only attend groups that reflect your own, lived experience.

Presenters
avatar for Heeyoung Kim

Heeyoung Kim

Director of Faculty Development, Rider University


Wednesday November 17, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

3:00pm EST

Latinx/Latine/Hispanic/Latin American
The POD Network is pleased to invite your participation in the 2021 POD Network Conference Affinity Group meetings. The goals of these affinity group meetings is to:

Establish or strengthen the sense of connection, solidarity, and mutual support amongst group members;
Offer sustenance to members who might be subject to alienation, institutional hostility, and burnout in their roles in and beyond POD; Begin building a shared sense of purpose and expectations.

These meetings will be facilitated by conveners who will take notes and provide members of the POD Affinity Group ad hoc Committee with ways POD can support future affinity group meetings. Each group will have access to a sample meeting agenda, but are also welcome to develop their own. We hope these groups provide opportunities for personal connections and conversations. More importantly, we hope you identify topics of common interest that support your well being.

Although allyship is important please only attend groups that reflect your own, lived experience.

Presenters
avatar for Catalina Suarez

Catalina Suarez

Reserch assistant, Universidad del norte


Wednesday November 17, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Live

4:00pm EST

2SLGBTQ+
The POD Network is pleased to invite your participation in the 2021 POD Network Conference Affinity Group meetings. The goals of these affinity group meetings is to:

Establish or strengthen the sense of connection, solidarity, and mutual support amongst group members;
Offer sustenance to members who might be subject to alienation, institutional hostility, and burnout in their roles in and beyond POD; Begin building a shared sense of purpose and expectations.

These meetings will be facilitated by conveners who will take notes and provide members of the POD Affinity Group ad hoc Committee with ways POD can support future affinity group meetings. Each group will have access to a sample meeting agenda, but are also welcome to develop their own. We hope these groups provide opportunities for personal connections and conversations. More importantly, we hope you identify topics of common interest that support your well being.

Although allyship is important please only attend groups that reflect your own, lived experience.

Presenters
avatar for Michele DiPietro

Michele DiPietro

Executive Director, CETL, Kennesaw State University
I am interested in learning sciences, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, and advancing the field of educational development.


Wednesday November 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Live

4:00pm EST

Black/African/African American/Afro Caribbean
The POD Network is pleased to invite your participation in the 2021 POD Network Conference Affinity Group meetings. The goals of these affinity group meetings is to:

Establish or strengthen the sense of connection, solidarity, and mutual support amongst group members;
Offer sustenance to members who might be subject to alienation, institutional hostility, and burnout in their roles in and beyond POD; Begin building a shared sense of purpose and expectations.

These meetings will be facilitated by conveners who will take notes and provide members of the POD Affinity Group ad hoc Committee with ways POD can support future affinity group meetings. Each group will have access to a sample meeting agenda, but are also welcome to develop their own. We hope these groups provide opportunities for personal connections and conversations. More importantly, we hope you identify topics of common interest that support your well being.

Although allyship is important please only attend groups that reflect your own, lived experience.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn Hinton

Dawn Hinton

Director of CETL, Saginaw Valley State University
I am new to the position - 10 months in. Our office is engaged in Faculty Learning Communities, SoTL, New Faculty Orientation and Adjunct Faculty support. I would love to have conversations with centers who are also engaging in these same activities.


Wednesday November 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Live