The 2013 POD-AAC&U ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Submissions should be sent to Suzanne Tapp, Chair, Professional Development Committee, at email@example.com by 5:00 pm (Central) on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted as printed hard copy will not be considered by the review committee.
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. POD comprises nearly 1,800 members – faculty and teaching assistant developers, faculty, administrators, consultants, and others who perform roles that value teaching and learning in higher education. While POD members come primarily from the U.S. and Canada, the membership also represents many other countries.
The organizational development dimension of our work as faculty developers recognizes that faculty members are part of a larger system, the dynamics of which affect their behavior as instructors. As faculty developers we seek to influence the structures and processes of the colleges and universities in which we work to create an environment that supports excellence in teaching and student learning and development.
Since the Institute is strictly speaking not part of the AAC&U conference, facilitators do not receive complimentary conference registration for the AAC&U conference. POD’s President will notify successful applicants of their selection with a letter, which past facilitators have used as a means for securing support from their own institution for their travel.
The CFP submission guidelines appear below. Applications should be sent to Suzanne Tapp, Chair, Professional Development Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm (Central) on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Proposals submitted in hard copy form or incomplete proposals will not be considered by the review committee.
Description and Rationale for the Proposed Topic of the Institute (please review suggested topics in the earlier section of the CFP above)
Overview of the Proposed One and a Half Day Program. The proposed program should include a balance of presentation and interactive, hands-on experiences. Facilitators should provide ample opportunity for participants to think about the topic of the Institute in the context of their own institutions.