PRESS RELEASE: UCITE Presents at POD National Conference

PRESS RELEASE: UCITE Presents at POD National Conference

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) staff were selected to present at the 2022 Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education conference in Seattle, Washington. Matthew Garrett and Jenny Hadingham were proud to represent CWRU in this first engagement by UCITE at a national conference.    

Jenny Hadingham, UCITE assistant director notes: "This presentation was a great opportunity for Matthew and I to both share with, and learn from, our POD colleagues. The discussions that followed our presentation are now impacting our practice with CWRU faculty.”

The POD Network is North America's largest educational development community dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning. Represented in every U.S. state and more than 30 countries, POD has almost 1,700 members across 1,300 centers for teaching and learning.

The UCITE presentation, Advancing Inclusion, Internationalization, Diversity, and Equity through Collaborative Faculty Development, was accepted after a competitive peer review process. The interactive session highlighted experiences collaborating with the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) and the Center for International Affairs (CIA). The three units designed and facilitated a professional educational development program designed to advance inclusion, internationalization, diversity, and equity in the context of an interdisciplinary learning community (AIIDE TLC). Session participants had opportunities to engage with one another to identify existing programs and generate new ideas to advance inclusive pedagogy in their own campus communities.

"I'm thrilled that UCITE was selected to share successful educational development programming with colleagues at the national level. This honor acknowledges that CWRU’s teaching and learning center staff have important expertise in the pedagogy of educational development," says Matthew Garrett, UCITE director.