11th Annual POD Network Organizational Development Institute


Guidelines for Creating or Revitalizing a Center for Teaching and Learning

Atlanta, Georgia / Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Held in conjunction with AAC&U's 2019 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 a.m.–5:
00 p.m.

As our institutions seek to “reclaim the narrative on the value of higher education,” robust and context-appropriate models for educational development become more important than ever. Quality, scalable, and sustainable faculty development is essential. This institute is for higher education administrators, directors of teaching/learning centers (CTLs), faculty engaged in educational development, and campus leaders who are launching or reinvigorating a CTL to serve as a trusted incubator advancing high quality, valuable educational experiences.

During this day-long institute, participants will:

  • Consider the characteristics of effective educational development units
  • Discover and apply a strategic planning process for a new or newly reimagined CTL
  • Consider guidelines for responsive, research-based initiatives
  • Leave with ideas, connections to leaders in the field, and resources

This Institute is based on a model of CTL leadership that highlights key POD Network values: evidence-based practice, collegiality, and inclusion.


Deandra Little, Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning and Associate Professor of English, Elon University; Debra Rudder Lohe, Director, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Saint Louis University; Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Director of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Berea College; Tershia Pinder-Grover, Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering, University of Michigan; Martin Springborg, Arts Faculty, Academic Technology Specialist, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities / Hennepin Technical College; C. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President, Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives, AAC&U, and Fellow, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia; Mary C. Wright, Director, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, and Past President, POD Network

For more information and to register, please visit the website of the POD Network