POD Network

“Advancing the Research and Practice of Educational Development in Higher Education since 1976″

Mission Statement: The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education is devoted to improving teaching and learning in higher education. Founded in 1975, POD provides its members with personal and academic relationships that are essential for professional growth.

Central to POD’s philosophy is lifelong, holistic, personal, and professional learning, growth, and change for the higher education community.

Essays on Teaching Excellence

Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of eight short and succinct scholarly essays published by the POD Network on an annual basis, free of charge. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction. Written in concise and non-technical language, and supported by research, the essays seek to assist instructors in reflecting upon and refining their practice of teaching to achieve the results they seek – students learning to the best of their abilities.