Tuesday Plenary: Welcome and Presidential Address

Join us at 11:30am EST for a quick welcome by the conference team followed by a presidential address from Donna Ellia, POD Network President. In her address, Dr. Donna Ellis will draw on the concepts of connection and community within the POD Network, sharing various stories with us to explore her ideas.

Engage at POD

Long-time POD conference-goers often emphasize the interactive and engaging nature of the POD conference as one of its stand-out features. We aim to create opportunities for engagement at #POD20 and encourage you to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • POD Virtual Lobby
    • Use the informal Chat room to post about your conference experience, organize your own virtual coffee break to debrief sessions or connect with friends (set up your own Zoom and invite others to join), or maybe you’re planning a virtual Karaoke session or game night? Let us know! Posts to the chat room are visible to all conference attendees.
  • MyPOD Discussion (unique discussion forum for each conference session)
    • Each session – live and on-demand sessions – features a unique discussion forum that allows you to ask questions and connect with presenters and other participants. 
    • Watch our MyPOD Tutorial video to find out more about joining and contributing to a MyPOD Discussion group.
  • #POD20 on Twitter and Instagram
    • Share your experiences with the world by using the #POD20 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. The twitter feed of @PODNetworkHQ is embedded in the virtual lobby. Take a look to discover what’s happening at virtual POD 2020.

Tuesday’s featured on-demand sessions

While on-demand sessions are available for the duration of the conference and until Spring 2021, we are excited to highlight the following awesome sessions today. Take a moment before or after live sessions to learn about your colleagues’ projects and use the MyPOD Discussion Groups to ask questions and continue the conversation: 

POD Sponsored Session

  • Connecting To and Through the Scholarship of Educational DevelopmentLindsay Wheeler, Laura Cruz, Anna Flaming (POD Scholarship Committee)

Interactive Sessions

  • #DigitalPowerups: Higher-Order Hashtags for Humanized Online DiscussionsTravis N Thurston, Michelle Arnold
  • Changing Pedagogy: Bringing Indigenous Student Voices to the CenterLaura Pipe, Simone Watkins, James Stephens
  • Facilitating Multi-Modal Storytelling for Critical Reflection and Dialogue Across DifferenceJoshua Streeter, Cortney McEniry
  • Leveraging Longitudinal Evaluation Data to Develop Responsive Program CurriculaElizabeth Luoma, Meghan Bathgate
  • Looking Inward, Thinking Forward: Models and Tools for Center EvaluationEli Collins-Brown
  • Promoting Success for Transfer Students Through Faculty DevelopmentCara Theisen, Megan Schmid

Poster Sessions

  • A Pre-Calculus Self-evaluation System: Enhancing uses of learning consultation servicesMeilun Shih, Shu-Ling Chen
  • Faculty as Learners – How Did It Transfer to Their Thinking?Shelly Bayer, Kevin Sackreiter, Jana Hanson
  • Listening to Our Students: Undergrads and Grads Adjust to Remote LearningLizette Muñoz Rojas, Tahirah Walker, Josie Rush
  • Studying the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Engineering Student Stress and WellnessAndrew Danowitz, Kacey Beddoes
  • The Graduate Teaching Community: Building Capacity in a Changing WorldMonica Esqueda, Michelle Rossi

Research Sessions

  • A Collaborative Course Tool for Advancing Inclusive Teaching EffortsTracie Addy
  • Belonging, Teaching Environments, & Grading: An Exploration of Faculty EmotionThomas Nelson Laird, Kyle Fassett, Joe Strickland
  • Consortium-wide Community of Practice for Non-tenure-track Faculty: Examining Sense of Community and TeachingBrooke Vick, Bess Van Asselt, Tracie Addy
  • Faculty preferences for asynchronous video-based programming Morgan McNaughton, Jean Mandernach, Helen Hammond
  • Mind the Gap: Student vs. Faculty Views of Critical Reflection – Bridget Arend, Kazuko Hiramatsu, Beth Archer Kuhn, Janel Seeley

Looking for Innovative Ideas? Check out these presentations from our Innovation Award Finalists:

  • A Customizable Course Evaluation Process to Equitably Support Faculty and Increase Agency and AutonomyColleen M. Kuusinen, Jennifer Goodspeed (Program Improvement Analyst, OAPA), Claire Hamilton, Martha Stassen (Associate Provost, Assessment and Educational Effectiveness, OAPA), Beth Lisi (Assistant Director, CTL), Brian Baldi (Assistant Director, CTL), Kirsten Helmer (Director of Programming for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, CTL), Mei-Yau Shih (Associate Director, CTL); University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom Online Professional Development Course for Instructors Mathew L. Ouellett, Melina Ivanchikova, Associate Director for Inclusive Teaching, Ana Ruival, Course Assistant; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • The Write Track: Virtual Equity Initiative to Support Writing and Well-beingKim Case and Sharon Zumbrunn; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Undergraduate Students Partnering with Faculty to Develop Trauma-informed, Anti-racist Pedagogical Approaches during COVID-19 TimesAlison Cook-Sather, Nicole Litvitskiy (Haverford College Class of 2020), Maria Bohan, (Bryn Mawr College Class of 2021), Hurum Tohfa (Bryn Mawr College Class of 2022); Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • What’s an Assignment that Really Helped You Learn? The Survey Says…Carolyn Samuel (Senior Academic Associate), Eva Dobler (Teaching and Learning Consultant), Mariela Tovar (Senior Academic Associate), Bruktawit Maru (Master’s student); McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada