Friday’s Plenary: Global Faculty Development: 5 Countries, 11 Campuses and Why it Matters for Everyone

Sponsored by ACUE

November 13, 1:00-2:00pm EST

C Shaun Longstreet, Carolyn Ives, Lobna S. Sorour, and Paul Martin

With increasingly interconnected global higher education, the shortcomings of dominant Anglo-American models of educational development are exposed when transposed upon emergent higher education communities and global First Nations’ contexts. Moreover, as educational development becomes increasingly professionalized, harmful gaps and toxic cultures arise from blind spots created by disciplinary “best-practices”. This experiential session examines our profession’s limitations and the potentially detrimental constraints of faculty development modes we practice on our own campuses. This session encourages strategies for more critical reflexive practices that will benefit the profession and underserved populations of faculty and students.

Friday’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. Use the MyPOD Discussion Groups to ask questions and continue the conversation

POD Sponsored Session 

  • Career Moves: Preparing Yourself for Work That MattersChris Price, Kristi Rudenga, Kristi Verbeke, and Lisa Rohde (Professional Development Committee and GPPD SIG)

Interactive On-Demand Sessions

  • Cultivating and Connecting Capstone ConversationsCaroline Boswell, Olivia Anderson
  • Exploring our organizational identity by articulating our valuesDonna Ellis, Veronica Brown
  • Planning a Professional Pivot to a New CTL Directing RoleMartha Diede, Laurel Willingham-McClain
  • Strategies for Equitable Learning in Remote and Online CoursesJeanette Ruiz, Kem Saichaie

Poster Sessions

  • Developing a Global Faculty Development Program: Focusing on AssessmentYan Jiang, Yusuke Morita
  • Dual Perspectives: Engaging Graduate Students in a Community of PracticeChristine Hood, Nicole Perez, Karen Swanson
  • Holistic Faculty Development: A Systematic ReviewChristopher Kilgore
  • Pivotal Pedagogy: A Compassionate Change Framework for Managing Classroom DisruptionsLori Mumpower, Chad Rohrbacher
  • The Statement of Teaching Priorities: A Foundation for Evaluating TeachingAngus Woodward
  • Visualizing Design: Scaffolding faculty engagement in course (re)design Patricia Turner

Research Sessions

  • Assessing Learning Outcomes for Teaching Assistant Trainings: A Multitiered ApproachJansen Smith, Anne Poduska, Lisa Schneider-Bentley, Celia Evans
  • Changing Professional Development: The Virtual Academic ConferenceJamie Els, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Erica Jansen, Emily Sallee
  • Faculty Community of Inquiry Transforms Online Teaching Perceptions and PracticesKaren Skibba, Maria Widmer
  • Lessons Learned: 18 Active Learning Classrooms, 6 years of dataLaura Lukes, Syed Mustafa Hassan, Zhicheng Zhang, E. Shelley Reid, Kim Eby
  • Pandemic Reflection: Investigating Faculty and Academic Administrators’ Perceptions and ActionsStephanie Fiore, Benjamin Brock
  • Thinking-Forward: Institutional Context Matters in Shaping Undergraduate STEM Education ReformMary Sorcinelli, Emily Miller, Tara King

Save the Date and Register: Community Meal (Diversity Committee)

The POD Diversity Committee invites you to (virtually) join us for our annual shared meal Tuesday, November 17, 6:30-8:00 PM Eastern/5:30-7:00 PM Central/4:30-6:00 Mountain/3:30-5:00 Pacific.

We are having our virtual time together the week after the conference as a way to connect and share with each other. We invite everyone to cook dishes that bring you comfort and that you might want to “share” with others. The meal will be an hour and half event and, depending on how many attend, we will rotate “tables” (i.e., breakout rooms) every 30 minutes.

You do not need to be on the Diversity Committee or have to be registered for the conference to join us – all are welcome! Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 13 at to receive the Zoom link.