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POD | CASE Nominations for U.S. Professor of the Year

As part of POD's exciting new partnership with CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), as approved by the Core Committee, the following announcement is being sent to all POD members. If you would like to be removed from similar announcements in the future, please send an email to with OPT OUT in the subject heading.

Good afternoon, POD members!


Do you have an outstanding professor at your institution who deserves national recognition for his or her extraordinary work in undergraduate teaching?


Consider nominating this educator for a 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year award—the only national initiative designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.


The deadline for entries is April 15.


While winning the award will bring much acclaim to your professor, it will also put your institution on the national stage, strengthen community interest and build public support for your academic programs.

Key facts and information about the awards program, now in its 33rd year, include:


  • The program is open to educators at four-year and two-year institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Each campus may nominate up to three professors.
  • Nominees compete with their peers in one of the following categories (based on the Carnegie classification of their institution):

Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor

Outstanding Community Colleges Professor

Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor

Outstanding Master’s Universities and Colleges Professor


Every institution has a great professor, and I hope you will consider submitting a nomination or sharing this information with others at your institution who may be interested in entering a nomination.


There is still time to nominate but please don’t hesitate as the deadline is fast approaching! Please feel free to call me at 202-478-5680 or email me at with any questions about the awards.



Pamela Russell

Director, U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program


Inside Higher Ed Insider Update - April 2013



   April 2013
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Welcome to your April 2013 Insider Update -- the newsletter for readers of Inside Higher Ed. Once a month we send a quick rundown on what's happening at Inside Higher Ed: events, accomplishments and a bit of fun.
It started with a Quick Take, then another Quick Take, an interview with the creator of the exercise, an interview with the instructor, and a Views piece from Cary Nelson -- taken all together, coverage of the "Stomp on Jesus" exercise that has caused an uproar in Florida inspired more comments than any other story in March. Allie Grasgreen's coverage of a survey of experiences of student affairs professionals that uncovered a sense of alienation among straight white men also got readers clicking to the comments box. And two essays on Thomas Friedman’s recent column “The Professors’ Big Stage” (one by Carolyn Foster Segal and one by Just Visiting blogger John Warner) got the blood flowing, and the "share" buttons popping.
We've just published the April edition of our cartoon caption contest. Click here to add your suggestions for this month's cartoon, and cast a vote for our last contest.
BOOK WITH BUZZ -- William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in a new book that technology can lower college costs, but that more questions than answers remain. Click here to read the article (as well as all Inside Higher Ed's books coverage).
Inside Higher Ed's Svitlana Barnes (left) with an attendee of last month's Going Global meeting in Dubai.
OUT AND ABOUT -- On April 8 Scott Jaschik will be discussing our most recent provost and HR surveys at the annual meeting of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining, at the City University of New York.
Laura McFarland and Rick Plotkin also head to New York, for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Eastern Region conference taking place in Brooklyn April 14-16.
Scott will be participating in a forum on "The War on Knowledge?" at the University of Toronto April 16, a preview of some of the themes of Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education, which will be held in June.
Scott will be in San Francisco April 19-23, along with Daryl Anderson, for the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges. Scott presents a session titled "Scrutiny of Community Colleges: The Hard Questions" at 3:30 on Sunday, April 21, in room 2022 of the Moscone Center.
Inside Higher Ed's Kacey Cox and Daryl Anderson at last month's CUPA-HR Western Region conference in Salt Lake City.
STAFF NEWS -- Welcome back to Samantha Smith, who rejoined Inside Higher Ed as our marketing manager this week. Sam was on our recruitment advertising team from 2008 to 2011, when she departed to take a marketing associate gig at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After a year and half of stellar work at Science, Sam took over the marketing manager position at the American Society of Landscape Architects last August. We’re really pleased she’s come back to Inside Higher Ed.
RECENT VISITORS -- With the annual conference of the American Council on Education in town last month, we had a chance to sit down with a plethora of great colleagues. Visitors included Oregon State University, the Colorado Community College System, California State University, California State University-Fresno, Davidson College, California State University-Long Beach, Marianopolis College, Georgia State University, APLU, State University of New York, Brown University, University of Texas System, Wake Forest University, Orange County Community College, and AAC&U. We're always happy to host higher education leaders in our D.C. offices. Contact Scott at or Doug at to plan a visit.
Jobs and College: What Really Matters
An Inside Higher Ed webinar
Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern
On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a webinar with Anthony P. Carnevale, Director and Research Professor of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, who will discuss the data from various studies by the Center, and what the data mean for admissions, academic advising and curricular planning. Generally, the studies have found that there are meaningful differences in salaries earned by those who studied different topics in college, and that there are strong economic benefits to earning degrees and certificates, even in the economic downturn of the past few years.
Click here for more information or to register now. Enter discount code APRIL2013 at checkout for a $25 discount off your registration fee.
FREE WEBINAR -- The Inside Higher Ed / Gallup Survey of Parents
Parents of pre-college students offer their views on the most important reasons to go to college, why jobs matter, the liberal arts, money and affirmative action in a new Inside Higher Ed survey, conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.
On Thursday, April 11, Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik will be be joined by two admissions directors --  Jim Rawlins of Colorado State University and Debra Shaver of Smith College -- to share and analyze the findings and take your questions in a free webinar. Click to register.
The Inside Higher Ed survey of parents was made possible in part by the generous support of  McGraw-Hill Education, TIAA-CREF and Zinch, a Chegg service.
FREE WEBINAR from Academic Partnerships' Faculty eCommons
Tuesday, April 16, 1 p.m. Central Time
Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend: people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web. What opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning? How can we leverage mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and students' learning? To answer these questions, we will explore principles for designing mobile learning; pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology; and tools for creating mobile instruction though a series of webinars and an accompanying MOOC.
Join this live webinar -- the first in a series -- hosted by Kenneth C. (Casey) Green of The Campus Computing Project, for a lively conversation with Dr. David Metcalf, whose METIL lab explores leading edge innovations in learning.
The Instructional Design for Mobile Learning webinar is a presentation of Academic Partnerships' Faculty eCommons and is not an Inside Higher Ed editorial offering. Click here for information about the complete micro-MOOC from Academic Partnerships.
Check out eye catching ads from your colleagues at Texas Tech and Boston University that recently ran on Inside Higher Ed:
The smart marketers at these institutions know that Inside Higher Ed reaches more than 1.2 million readers each week -- the forward-looking higher ed professionals your branding campaigns hope to influence. There's no better way to communicate your institution's brand to the universe of higher education opinion makers than advertising in Inside Higher Ed.
Information about advertising with Inside Higher Ed is available by clicking here, or contact Todd Thompson at 202-448-6137 or for details.
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Rebrand yourself in Montana. Take the Reins. Buck the Trends. Blaze a Trail. (see posting)
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Quality International: The CIQG Newsletter

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                                                  April 4, 2013
Dear CHEA International Quality Group Member:
Attached is the latest issue of Quality International, the members-only newsletter of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).
We are pleased that this issue includes articles written by three international experts on higher education and quality assurance:
·         A report on the inaugural CIGQ Annual Meeting, by Peter Okebukola, President of the Global University Network for Innovation - Africa.
·         A summary of CIQG's survey of higher education policy and practices, by Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic, CHEA's Senior Advisor on International Affairs.
·         An article on the growing importance of quality assurance internationally, by Karen MacGregor, Global Editor of University World News.
This issue also features the "Research Corner," with links to recent articles and papers on the important topic of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.
Please enjoy this issue of Quality International.


The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) was created by the Council for Higher Education
Accrediation (CHEA) to explore, promote and enhance quality assurance in an international setting.
Current CHEA institutional members, joined by other institutions, associations, accreditation and quality
assurance organizations, governments and foundations from 32 countries, are members of CIQG. For
more information, go to


Call For Submissions: POD Network News | Spring 2013

The deadline for the spring edition of POD Network News is April 10, 2013. In an effort to keep the style consistent and streamline the design process please follow the Submission Guidelines below.

 ·         Submissions can be sent electronically as attachments in Word to the editor at

·         Submissions should be written in the active voice and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

·         Photos are encouraged (JPG format; 600x800 pixels).

·         Submissions may include formatting (bold, italics, etc.). Paragraphs should be indented and single spaced. Authors are asked to:

1.       Use APA style for source citations and references. See guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.

2.       Use full names of colleges and universities and include location (i.e., University of Colorado at Boulder).

3.       When referring to cities include the country as well (i.e., the 37th Annual POD Conference was held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.).

4.       Define acronyms.

5.       Use gender free language.

6.       Include a byline (name of author) at the end.

Dr. Amanda G. McKendree
Assistant Director
Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Notre Dame

"The Kaneb Center stimulates scholarly reflection and conversation about teaching, and supports the adoption of practices that enhance learning."


Johnson C. Smith University News: Gates Foundation Symposium Addresses Higher Education

Johnson C. Smith University News

March 27, 2013

Gates Foundation Symposium Addresses Higher Education

Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, participated in a symposium today at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte presented by Black Enterprise and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The symposium titled “Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce,” is part of an educational series aimed at cultivating a conversation between the academic and business communities. The Charlotte symposium focused on how postsecondary schools must meet the needs of students of color, and prepare them for careers in corporate America.

Dr. Charles J. Ogletree Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor, Harvard Law School moderated the one-on-one conversation with Dr. Carter and panelists from Bank of America, MDC, Inc., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , Duke Energy and others. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx also participated in the symposium.

According to the 2010 report by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, 63% of all job openings over the next eight years will require postsecondary education or training. The symposium dialogue covered the challenges faced by large numbers of African American students – especially those from low-income families – advancing from a college education to becoming valued members of the global workforce.

Specifically, the participants addressed the following key issues:

- Expansion of the pipeline for African American college students

- Means of increasing collegiate retention and graduation rates

- Development of marketable skills among college students

- Access to financial resources and financial literacy

- Value of partnerships among academic institutions, foundations and corporations to identify and meet demands of a global workforce.

Coverage of the event will appear online in the upcoming issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.


Inside Higher Ed: The Pulse: Handwriting and Voice Capture


The Gates Foundation pulls together a diverse group of college leaders to dish on adaptive learning and funds new report on the emerging technology.
Questioning Southern U. Layoffs

AAUP raises doubts about whether crisis university faced in 2011-12 was severe enough to warrant a declaration of financial exigency.

Academics who aren't from the right parts of the UK try to speak "posh," study finds.

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast examines various services that instructors can use to capture their handwriting or voice to embed into learning modules for the flipped classroom or massive open online courses.


AAUP: Report Condemns Terminations of Tenured Faculty Appointments at Southern University, Baton Rouge



Report Condemns Terminations of Tenured Faculty Appointments at Southern University, Baton Rouge

A new investigative report released by the American Association of University Professors concludes that administrators at Southern University, Baton Rouge (SUBR), used a declaration of financial exigency to terminate the appointments of tenured professors and sidestep the faculty’s participation in decisions to restructure the university’s academic programs. In doing so, the board ignored existing AAUP-recommended procedures for financial exigency that it had adopted in 1987 as a condition of its removal from the AAUP’s list of censured administrations.

The AAUP authorized the investigation, conducted last September by a committee chaired by Professor Edward F. Sherman (Tulane University), after receiving complaints from SUBR faculty members that the administration had laid off tenured professors with no provision for the hearing before a faculty committee called for by the Association’s widely accepted academic standards and with as little as thirty days’ notice. The tenure terminations followed a 10 percent furlough mandated for all faculty members after the board of supervisors declared financial exigency on the basis of a $1.5 million budgetary shortfall in October 2011. The faculty senate had asserted that the budgetary shortfall stemmed in significant part from the administration’s decision to shift money from the academic budget to the athletics program and the laboratory school. Immediately after voting to declare financial exigency, the board adopted new procedures for implementing exigency that were not vetted by the faculty. In November, the provost instructed department chairs to submit, within a period of days, recommendations of department colleagues to be targeted for layoff. At the same time, a reorganization of the university’s nine colleges into five moved forward for board approval without the faculty’s knowledge.

The administration issued notice to nineteen tenured professors between February and May 2012. In some cases, department chairs were unaware that members of their department had been selected for layoff. Professors who received notice had seven business days to file an appeal with the chancellor. All appeals to him were denied, except for one from an appellant who had been notified erroneously.

Under AAUP standards, terminations of tenured faculty appointments on grounds of financial exigency may take place only after a determination by the faculty that a demonstrably bona fide financial crisis exists that threatens the institution as a whole and that all feasible alternatives to faculty layoffs have been exhausted. The faculty bears responsibility for identifying the criteria for terminating appointments and the appropriate group or individual to determine which appointments to terminate. Any faculty member so identified has the right to a hearing before a faculty committee before a final decision is made.

The investigating committee found “the administration’s ex post facto changes to the faculty handbook, adopted on the day the board declared financial exigency, to be an apparent attempt to avoid the existing standards of the board and handbook.” The report concludes that the SUBR administration, in declaring financial exigency, restructuring academic programs without consulting the faculty, and terminating the nineteen tenured faculty appointments, disregarded fundamental AAUP principles, thereby weakening the climate for academic freedom that tenure is designed to protect. Of particular concern to the committee was the administration’s virtual exclusion of the university’s faculty from decision making where the faculty’s involvement is crucially important. Equally troubling was the administration’s decision to release senior professors on such short notice: a mere four months in the first round of layoffs and then, in the second wave, a woefully scant four weeks at best.

“By laying off nineteen senior professors on short notice, while simultaneously deducting 10 percent from the salaries of all faculty members through mandatory furloughs, the SUBR administration managed to combine the worst of two worlds,” says AAUP Associate General Secretary Jordan E. Kurland.

Southern University, Baton Rouge, is the flagship campus in the Southern University system, a public, historically black, land-grant university system with five campuses in Louisiana. With an enrollment of approximately seven thousand students, SUBR is one of the country’s top ten producers of baccalaureate degrees awarded to African Americans.

Publication of the investigating committee’s report was approved by the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which at its June meeting will formulate a statement on the SUBR cases that may recommend censure to the 2013 annual meeting of the Association in mid-June. 

The mission of the AAUP is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. By joining, faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students help to shape the future of the profession and proclaim their dedication to the education community. Visit the AAUP website and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter


Turnitin 30-Minute Webcast Series: How Students Perceive Plagiarism

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How Students Perceive Plagiarism
Turnitin's Plagiarism Spectrum identified the ten most common types of plagiarism and then elicited instructor feedback on the frequency and severity of these types. But do students agree? Do they see these types as acts of plagiarism? And is there a disconnect between what they believe and what they do in regard to plagiarism?

This webcast will examine the results of a Turnitin survey of over 1800 students conducted in late 2012. We’ll share key findings about how students view plagiarism and discuss the implications of these survey results for educators.

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