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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 0118

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: POD Network, Records (MS 0118). 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 AdministrationBox 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: ConferencesBox 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 ActivitiesBox 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: CorrespondenceBox 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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