DTEI Newsletter

48th Annual POD Network Conference Preview

by | Nov 9, 2023 | DTEI Newsletter, DTEI Stories

The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network is one of the largest networks for educational developers in North America and focuses on collaboration, equity, and evidence to support student success in post-secondary institutions. The 48th annual POD Network conference will take place from November 16-19, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA. The theme of this year’s conference is “Envision the Future: Developing Equitable Opportunities for Success,” and DTEI will have several people attending and presenting. See our list of presentations below:

  • “Developing a Scalable Summer Academy to Increase Student Success,” Matthew Mahavongtrakul (DTEI Principal Educational Developer)
  • “The FATE of Pedagogy: Partnerships Between Faculty, CTL, and Administrators,” Theresa Duong (DTEI Pedagogical Wellness Specialist), Danny Mann (DTEI Executive Director), Brian Sato (DTEI Associate Dean, Professor of Teaching in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry), and Michael Dennin (Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor of Physics and Astronomy)
  • “Pedagogical Wellness: A New Direction in Educational Development,” Theresa Duong and Andrea Aebersold (Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Montana State University Billings)
  • “Diversifying Academia: Understanding Inclusive Hiring Practices Through Faculty Learning Communities,” Brian Sato
  • “Does Diverse Group Composition Impact Graduate Students’ Pedagogical Development?” Alex Bower (DTEI Lead Educational Developer), Boyun Kim (DTEI Pedagogical Scholar), and Danny Mann 
  • “The Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development Showcase,” Danny Mann, Alex Bower, Xinyu Li (DTEI Senior Graduate Scholar), Megan Cole (DTEI Senior Graduate Scholar)
  • “Math Can-xiety: Trauma-Informed Empowerment for the Mathematically Anxious,” Thomas Colclough (DTEI Senior Pedagogical Scholar), Ashley Hooper (Former DTEI Postdoctoral Scholar), Misbah Hyder (Former DTEI Senior Pedagogical Scholar), and Danny Mann

DTEI’s Executive Director, Danny Mann, continues to oversee the activities of the POD Network through his service on the board of directors, the “Core Committee.”