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Heron: A Mini-P.O.D., D. Joseph Clark Oct 1979

Heron: A Mini-P.O.D., D. Joseph Clark

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

P.O.D. has been concerned about the growth and development of its membership since it began. While we number about 300 members, a large number of people seem to join for one year and then fail to renew their membership. CORE has interpreted this as a lack of tangible pay-off for many people who need more than an annual meeting to help them face local responsibilities. The following report about a new faculty development network which has been formed in the Pacific Northwest has a point to consider for those interested in the continued well-being of P.O.D.


Pod Northeast Regional Conference, Michael Koffman, Michael Theall Oct 1979

Pod Northeast Regional Conference, Michael Koffman, Michael Theall

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

On May 29 and 30, the first POD Northeast Regional Conference took place at Northeastern University's Warren Center in Ashland, Massachusetts.

The main goal of the conference was to provide a forum for instructional, organizational, and personal development specialists from the region to share information on their recent work.


Research In Support Of The College Teacher, B. Claude Mathis Oct 1979

Research In Support Of The College Teacher, B. Claude Mathis

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

College teaching has traditionally been regarded by a majority of its practitioners as a profession having much in common with the ministry. Those who commit their lives to the front lines of higher education often do so with a dedication which suggests having been called to the task by whatever teleology their disciplines embrace. Teaching in this context becomes a mystical skill which, in its existential unfoldings, loses its artful essence if studied in the objective light of empirical analysis. Those who attempt to study teaching and learning do so at the risk of creating a network of knowledge about ...


What Do We Know About Faculty? A New Way Of Looking, Robert E. Young Oct 1979

What Do We Know About Faculty? A New Way Of Looking, Robert E. Young

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Faculty development puts a focus on individual faculty members, their professional and personal lives. But what do we really know about faculty members? What do we know about how they think and act? What do we know about how they learn and develop in their many roles? In this article, I want to review some of what we do and do not know and propose a way to organize our understanding of faculty members as individuals.


Special Interest Group: Faculty And Instructional Developement In Higher Education, Robert E. Young Oct 1979

Special Interest Group: Faculty And Instructional Developement In Higher Education, Robert E. Young

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

POD has a new partner. Members of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) have created a special interest group in the faculty, instructional, and organizational development area. Many POD members, also members of AERA, have been active in the early activities of the group.


Pod Quarterly: The Journal Of The Professional And Organizational Development Network In Higher Education (Fall 1979) Oct 1979

Pod Quarterly: The Journal Of The Professional And Organizational Development Network In Higher Education (Fall 1979)

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Cover Page

Contents Page includes Editorial, Articles, Departments, Evaluation, Feedback Forum.


The Practice Of Evaluation, Glenn F. Nyre, Clare Rose Oct 1979

The Practice Of Evaluation, Glenn F. Nyre, Clare Rose

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

As of the current issue, this column takes on a slightly different character-and we do not mean the additional author. Clare Rose will co-author the next two columns and then assume full responsibility during the year I will be serving as editor of the Quarterly. This issue also marks the beginning of a series of brief discussions of the most prominent and influential models in educational and social science evaluation practice.


Book Reviews, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Book Reviews, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Men and Women of the Corporation by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, reviewed by Joan North

Teaching Tips: A Guidebook for the Beginning College Teacher by Wilbert J. McKeachie, reviewed by Charles A. Goldsmid

Old Expectations, New Realities: The Academic Profession Revisited by Carol Hernstadt Shulman, reviewed by R. Eugene Rice


News, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

News, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

The News section is intended to provide notice of change in activity of POD members or other news of interest to readers. Please submit items to the current editor.


Editorial Information, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Editorial Information, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

POD Quarterly is a publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education. POD is an association of people bound together by an interest in improving higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development activities and programs. The Network was created in 1976 so that those who share common interests and concerns could exchange information, ideas, and resources; enhance professional skills; debate issues and strategies; and contemplate and plan for the future. The POD Quarterly is designed to further those aims through refereed articles about professional, organizational, and instructional development practice and research. It will also include ...


Editor's Message, Fall 1979, David L. Outcalt Oct 1979

Editor's Message, Fall 1979, David L. Outcalt

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Discussions in the Editorial Board have continued on the best way to specify the types of articles that are appropriate fur publication in the Quarterly. The Editorial Board will meet in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, during the annual POD Network National Conference in October. At this time we should finish our discussions.


Contributors, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Contributors, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Cartoon, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Cartoon, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Cartoon by Robert M. Diamond


Calendar, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Calendar, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Items in this section are events taking place during a six-month period, no sooner than a month after the appearance of the journal. Information on events to be listed in the calendar should be sent to the current editor. A brief statement as to why a POD member would be interested in the event would be helpful.


Feedback Forum, Fall 1979 Oct 1979

Feedback Forum, Fall 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Although an official and on-going questionnaire will evolve along with the Quarterly itself, what is needed at this time is input from the readership concerning emphases and directions for future issues. The desire of the Editorial Board is to publish a journal for POD-types which is topical, helpful, interesting and all sorts of other good things. Please let us know to what degree this has been achieved in this issue, as well as what you think should or could be done in the future, by answering the following questions. (If you do not wish to tear out a page, send ...


Faculty Development With English Departments: Composition Resources, Fred Gilliard Jul 1979

Faculty Development With English Departments: Composition Resources, Fred Gilliard

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

College English departments generally teach classes in literature, composition, and language. The latter two have suffered because of preoccupation with the former, but have recently been more heavily emphasized in classrooms. Supposed declines in the communication skills of students earned notoriety through press releases about low SAT scores in the mid-1970's, raising a popular consciousness about basic skills; since the appearance of Newsweek's "Why Johnny Can't Write" in 1976, English teachers in the public schools and their teachers in the universities have-along with television, elective courses, a permissive society, etc.-been held accountable for the "communication crises ...


Certification, Al P. Mizell Jul 1979

Certification, Al P. Mizell

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

IS CERTIFICATION COMING? This article is presented to clarify the concept of certification and to alert you to current activity which may soon lead to a formal certification process.


The Practice Of Evaluation, Glenn F. Nyre Jul 1979

The Practice Of Evaluation, Glenn F. Nyre

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

I was over thirty before I finalized my decision not to become a minister. But even now, as some of you know, I still occasionally give in to the urge to preach. Thanks to an invitation from the editor of the POD Quarterly, I now have an opportunity to do so on a regular basis-and on a topic close to my heart.

Evaluation is part and parcel of our POD jargon. Unfortunately, as is the case with some other concepts and practices we borrowed from our predecessors and colleagues in other fields, it is extremely misunderstood. Many of us have ...


Programs And Practitioners: We Do What We Are, Stephen R. Phillips Jul 1979

Programs And Practitioners: We Do What We Are, Stephen R. Phillips

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Teaching has sometimes been described as "a function of personality." Although clearly an oversimplification of a complex and difficult activity, the concept nevertheless has considerable merit; what we as teachers can do or are willing to try in the classroom and in our relationships with our colleagues, our students, and our institutions is in many ways determined by what we are as people. In a similar way, what we as individuals involved in faculty development can or are willing to do with or for faculty, administrators and students is as much a function of our personalities as of the skills ...


Pod Quarterly: The Journal Of The Professional And Organizational Development Network In Higher Education (Summer 1979) Jul 1979

Pod Quarterly: The Journal Of The Professional And Organizational Development Network In Higher Education (Summer 1979)

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Cover Page

Contents Page includes Editorial, Articles, Departments, Evaluation, POD Core Committee, Feedback Forum.


Exchange, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Exchange, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

This section contains Questions and Answers together with the address of the contributor. Questions will not be answered in subsequent issues and Answers are not in response to Questions raised in a prior issue. Rather, the purpose is to facilitate the personal contact of people with answers to those with Questions and people who wish to find out more about the Answers with the contributors. Please submit either Questions or Answers to the current editor.


Editorial Information, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Editorial Information, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

POD Quarterly is a publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education. POD is an association of people bound together by an interest in improving higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development activities and programs. The Network was created in 1976 so that those who share common interests and concerns could exchange information, ideas, and resources; enhance professional skills; debate issues and strategies; and contemplate and plan for the future. The POD Quarterly is designed to further those aims through refereed articles about professional, organizational, and instructional development practice and research. It will also include ...


Contributors, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Contributors, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Editor's Message, Summer 1979, David L. Outcalt Jul 1979

Editor's Message, Summer 1979, David L. Outcalt

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Starting a new journal requires making many decisions, some of which can be carefully considered while others are rather reflex reactions. At the time of this second issue, the ongoing work of establishing the organizational, operational, policy, and financial foundation necessary for a high quality, stable journal is well underway. The responses of readers to each issue are an important part of this process. Please keep them coming!


The Pod Delphi Study, 1978, Lance C. Buhl, Stephen C. Scholl Jul 1979

The Pod Delphi Study, 1978, Lance C. Buhl, Stephen C. Scholl

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

What a supreme irony-and a surefire sign of irrelevance-were the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education (POD) to become stagnant, maladaptive, and unresponsive. To stave off these beasts of bureaucratization, the POD Core Committee has regularly utilized some form of membership survey to guide program planning. The most recent attempt at such a democratic strategy began over a year ago. The impetus for the decision evolved out of the Committee's 1977-78 deliberations on defining the mission of POD. Given the charge in October, 1977 to draft such a statement and to manage the Core Committee's decision-making process ...


Use Of Small Groups In Instructional Evaluation, D. Joseph Clark, Jean Bekey Jul 1979

Use Of Small Groups In Instructional Evaluation, D. Joseph Clark, Jean Bekey

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

The Biology Learning Resource Center (BLRC) at the University of Washington has been supporting faculty in instructional improvement for the past five years. In the summer of 1977 consultants from the BLRC began a structured system of intervention following the clinic model developed at the University of Massachusetts by Melnik and Allen (Bergquist and Phillips, 1977). An essential feature of the Clinic model is feedback from students, as well as from the consultant. Consultants observe typical classroom sessions, videotape instruction, administer questionnaires to students and conduct student interviews to develop a profile of teaching, including strengths and weaknesses. Information derived ...


Cartoon, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Cartoon, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Cartoon by Robert M. Diamond


Calendar, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Calendar, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Items in this section are events taking place during a six-month period, no sooner than a month after the appearance of the journal. Information on events to be listed in the calendar should be sent to the current editor. A brief statement as to why a POD member would be interested in the event would be helpful.


Feedback Forum, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Feedback Forum, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Although an official and on-going questionnaire will evolve along with the Quarterly itself, what is needed at this time is input from the readership concerning emphases and directions for future issues. The desire of the Editorial Board is to publish a journal for POD-types which is topical, helpful, interesting and all sorts of other good things. Please let us know to what degree this has been achieved in this issue, as well as what you think should or could be done in the future, by answering the following questions. (If you do not wish to tear out a page, send ...


Book Reviews, Summer 1979 Jul 1979

Book Reviews, Summer 1979

POD Quarterly: The Journal of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Designing Teaching Improvement Programs, ed. by Jack Lindquist, reviewed by Bert R. Biles

Administrative Development in Higher Education, ed. by John Shtogren, reviewed by Luann Wilkerson