This year’s conference theme is Leading in Times of Change.
Leadership and managing change are two of the most pressing concerns POD Network Members face in their institutions and in the educational development profession. We believe that these two concepts, leadership and change, are naturally intertwined and have combined them to form the 2018 conference theme.
We hope that sessions addressing this theme will consider the questions: Where in higher education is change already happening? And where is change needed but not happening—or not happening quickly enough? What kind of professional development do we need to become the leaders who are successful in navigating the changes on the horizon?
We anticipate that sessions will address leadership and change at all levels, including changes in student learning needs, individual instructor teaching practices, institutional organizational changes, and national and international level discussions about the current state and future of higher education. Addressing these levels will require the consideration of a range of leadership initiatives, including leading individual instructors, leading teaching initiatives, leading centers of teaching and learning, leading campus and other organizational initiatives, and leading in the broader space of higher education as advocates and thought leaders. Furthermore, we believe that considering multiple facets of diversity and inclusion is essential when considering the types of changes on the horizon that will require our leadership.
Related session: "Your Faculty Have Spoken: Supporting a Teaching & Learning Campus"