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POD Network, Records

Title: POD Network, Records
Creator: Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
Dates: 1982-2005
Quantity: 12 boxes (6 linear feet)
Collection Number:
 MS 118

Language:
 English

Restrictions: None

Copyright: To inquire about usage, please contact Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. For more information see the Use Guidelines

Preferred Citation: POD Network, Records (MS 118). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: none

Background Note: 

Founded in 1976, the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education is a North American organization that fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development. The POD Network provides support and services for its members through publications, conferences, consulting, and networking. It offers services and resources to individuals interested in faculty development and takes on an advocacy role, seeking to inform and persuade educational leaders of the value of faculty, instructional, and organizational development in institutions of higher education. A board of directors known as the Core Committee governs the activities of the POD Network.

Scope and Content: 

The POD Network records include the mission statement of the organizations, its history as outlined in oral history interviews, and information on the membership of the network. Conference materials, materials relating to the activities of the network and its publications are included. There is correspondence from committee members and from affiliated organizations, such as the American Association of Higher Education. There are records relating to POD Network grant programs, awards, and workshops.

Subjects: 

Diamond, Bob

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

American Association of Higher Education

TIA (To Improve the Academy)

Series Description:

Series 1: History and Administration, Box 1- Box 4, Folder 2

This series includes the mission statement of the POD Network, information and publications on its history and development and documents relating to its administration. The Core Committee materials include information on the activities of the executive director and Core Committee meeting agendas and minutes. The newsletter "Network News" includes memos from the executive director, updates from the Core Committee, and information regarding conferences and other POD Network activities.


Series 2: Conferences, Box 4, Folder 3-Box 6

This series includes POD Network conference materials from 1976 through 2000. The conference materials generally include registration forms, conference schedules, lists of participants, and evaluation forms. Occasionally the conference materials will include handouts from presentations or workshops and ephemeral items relating to the conference location. Documents relating to POD Network conference for the years 2001-2003 also are located on compact discs.


Series 3: Activities and Publications, Box 7-Box 9

This series includes materials that illustrate the work of the POD Network in relation to teaching, instruction, and organizational development. The materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, and publicity materials for POD Network sponsored programs, such as training institutes and workshops. Materials relating to POD Network publications include both draft and final copies, correspondence, and submission guidelines, particularly for To Improve the Academy; Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development. A microfiche copy of this publication is included with related materials. There are original drawings and printed copies of drawings done by Bob Diamond, several of these drawings appeared in "The Muse," a newsletter providing information for faculty and teaching assistants. The Bright Idea Network materials document ideas developed by conference participants as resources for POD Network members. Documents relating to the Bright Ideas Network for 2004 are located on a compact disc. The POD Network co-sponsored the publication of Assessing Our Work: Developing an Integrated, Data-Driven Evaluation System, developed by Faculty and TA Development, Ohio State University, published in compact disc format in 2004.


Series 4: Correspondence, Box 10-Box 12

The correspondence to POD Network members, letters relating to the administration of the Network, and promotional correspondence for new members and for renewing members.




Container List:

Series 1: History and Administration
Box 1. Folder 1. Mission statements, 1978, 1991
Box 1. Folder 2. History, Diane Morrison, "Evolution of the POD Network" (see multimedia materials)
Box 1. Folder 3. Oral History and Archives Committee
Box 1. Folder 4. Oral History and Archives Committee, correspondence
Box 1. Folder 5. Oral History, interview cassettes and notes (see multimedia materials)
Item 1. Interview, Jim Elson, 1999, Nov. 5
Item 2. Interview, Nancy Chism, 1999, Dec. 3
Item 3. Interview, Ken Zahorski, 1999, Dec. 16
Item 4. Interview, Joan North, 1999, Dec. 16
Box 1. Folder 6. "Role of the Executive Director," 1990
Box 1. Folder 7. Core Committee meeting, 1976-1987
Box 1. Folder 8. Core Committee meeting, 1988-1990
Box 1. Folder 9. Core Committee meeting, 1990
Box 2. Folder 1. Core Committee meeting, 1991
Box 2. Folder 2. Core Committee meeting, 1992-1994
Box 2. Folder 3. Core Committee meeting, 2005-2003
Box 2. Folder 4. Membership task force
Box 2. Folder 5. Membership survey, 1996
Box 2. Folder 6. Membership directories, 1977-1987
Box 2. Folder 7. Membership directories, 1987-1992
Box 3. Folder 1. Membership directories, 1992-1995
Box 3. Folder 2. Membership directories, 1995-1997
Box 3. Folder 3. Membership directories, 1998
Box 3. Folder 4. Membership directories, 1999-2001
Box 3. Folder 5. Membership directories, 2003-2004
Box 3. Folder 6. Consultant list
Box 4. Folder 1. Newsletters, "Network News," 1980-1995
Box 4. Folder 2. Newsletters, "Network News," 1996-2005

Series 2: Conferences
Box 4. Folder 3. Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976
Box 4. Folder 4. Conference, Mt. Zion, Illinois, 1977
Box 4. Folder 5. Conference, Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Oklahoma, 1978
Box 4. Folder 6. Conference, Crossville, Tennessee, 1979
Box 4. Folder 7. Conference, Berkeley, California, 1980
Box 4. Folder 8. Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981
Box 4. Folder 9. Conference, Montebello, Quebec, Canada, 1982
Box 4. Folder 10. Conference, Washington, D.C., 1983
Box 4. Folder 11. Conference, Asilomar, California, 1984
Box 5. Folder 1. Conference, Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, 1985
Box 5. Folder 2. Conference, Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, 1986
Box 5. Folder 3. Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 1987
Box 5. Folder 4. Conference, Keystone, Colorado, 1988
Box 5. Folder 5. Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1989
Box 5. Folder 6. Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1989
Box 5. Folder 7. Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, 1990
Box 5. Folder 8. Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, 1990
Box 5. Folder 9. Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1991
Box 5. Folder 10. Conference, Saddleback, Florida, 1992
Box 6. Folder 1. Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, 1993
Box 6. Folder 2. Conference, Portland, Oregon, 1994
Box 6. Folder 3. Conference, Falmouth, Minnesota, 1995
Box 6. Folder 4. Conference, Snowbird, Utah, 1996
Box 6. Folder 5. Conference proposal review, Snowbird, Utah, 1996
Box 6. Folder 6. Conference, Grenelefe, Florida, 1997
Box 6. Folder 7. Conference, Snowbird, Utah, 1998
Box 6. Folder 8. Conference, Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, 1999
Box 6. Folder 9. Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2000
Box 6. Folder 10. Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001 (see also multimedia materials)
Box 6. Folder 11. Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002 (see also multimedia materials)
Box 6. Folder 12. Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2003 (see also multimedia materials)
Box 6. Folder 13. Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2004

Series 3: Publications and Activities
Box 7. Folder 1. National Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development (NCSPOD)
Box 7. Folder 2. Teaching Consultants Workshop, 1986
Box 7. Folder 3. Summer Institute 1984, 1985
Box 7. Folder 4. Executive Officer meeting, Austin, Texas, 1988
Box 7. Folder 5. Think Tank Seminar, 1990
Box 7. Folder 6. National Institute for New Faculty Developers, 1997-1998
Box 7. Folder 7. Teaching, Learning, and Techonology Roundtable
Box 7. Folder 8. Publication, "Program Descriptions" 1988, 1992
Box 7. Folder 9. Essay, Richard Nichols, 1991, Dec. 3
Box 7. Folder 10. Newsletter exchange program
Box 7. Folder 11. Artwork, Bob Diamond
Box 7. Folder 12. Faculty development surveys, 1984-1997
Box 8. Folder 1. Bob Pierleoni, Spirit of POD Awards, 1991-1998
Box 8. Folder 2. Grant program
Box 8. Folder 3. American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), 1983-1993
Box 8. Folder 4. AAHE, 1994
Box 8. Folder 5. AAHE, Bush Foundation faculty development conference, 1994
Box 8. Folder 6. Newsletters, master copies, "Muse"
Box 8. Folder 7. Newsletters, correspondence, "Muse"
Box 8. Folder 8. Teaching Excellence, 1989, 1995-1996
Box 8. Folder 9. POD Network Quarterly, Volume 1, No. 104, Vol. 2, No. 1-4, 1979-1980
Box 9. Folder 1. Bright Ideas, submissions, awards
Box 9. Folder 2. "Bright Idea Network," 1986-1989
Box 9. Folder 3. "Bright Idea Network," 1989-1993  2004 (see also multimedia materials)
Box 9. Folder 4. Publication,  To Improve the Academy (TIA), 1982 (see also multimedia materials)
Box 9. Folder 5. Publications, TIA, Vol. 22, Vol. 23, 2004-2005
Box 9. Folder 6. TIA Resource Book, 1982
Box 9. Folder 7. Correspondence, TIA
Box 9. Folder 8. Guidelines, TIA, 1982
Box 9. Folder 9. Publication, Faculty and TA Development,  Assessing Our Work, 2004 (see multimedia materials)

Series 4: Correspondence
Box 10. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1976-1980
Box 10. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1981-1984
Box 10. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1985
Box 10. Folder 4. Correspondence, 1986
Box 10. Folder 5. Correspondence, 1987, Jan.-July
Box 10. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1987, Aug.-Dec.
Box 11. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1988
Box 11. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1989
Box 11. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1990
Box 11. Folder 4. Correspondence, 1990
Box 11. Folder 5. Correspondence, 1991
Box 11. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1992
Box 11. Folder 7. Correspondence, 1993
Box 11. Folder 8. Correspondence, 1994
Box 11. Folder 9. Correspondence, 1995
Box 11. Folder 10. Correspondence, 1996
Box 12. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1997
Box 12. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1998
Box 12. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1999-2000
Box 12. Folder 4. Correspondence, New Forums Press



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