2013 Graduate and Professional Student Development Committee Award

July 9, 2013

The 2013 Graduate and Professional Development Committee Award provides funding for graduate students and postdocs to attend the Annual POD conference which will be held November 6-10, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Professional Organizational Development Network in Higher Education’s Committee of Graduate and Professional Student Development (GPSD) announces a Reduced POD Conference Registration Fee Award for ten (10) advanced graduate students and postdocs across disciplines and professional schools to attend the annual conference. This year’s program – “Freedom to Connect — Freedom to Risk — Freedom to Learn” – will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from November 6-10, 2013.

Ten awardees will pay only $50 toward conference registration/POD membership fees. (Several meals are included in this fee.) All other travel and hotel fees will be born by the student or his/her sponsoring university. Awardees will be expected to attend the GPSD Breakfast at POD, which takes place 7:30-8:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Each applicant will be judged by two members of the Graduate and Professional Student Development Committee (members listed below), based on demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning, and demonstrated relevance of the conference to future career plans. The committee also seeks to make awards to a diverse pool of PhD-granting institutions. Previous GPSD awardees will not be eligible.

Interested applicants should submit the documents listed below via email attachment to Katie Linder, klinder@suffolk.edu, current Co-Chair of the GPSD Committee, by Friday, August 2, 2013, 5 pm EST.

Award winners will be contacted by Friday, August 16, 2013.

  1. Name and Contact Information
  2. Curriculum Vitae (with date of graduation and degree indicated). Please attach your C.V. to your email in a separate document. It should include all of your relevant work on teaching and learning (e.g,: classes taught; evidence of teaching effectiveness; professional development around teaching; work with a teaching center on your campus; teaching development services you have provided in your department &/or School).
  3. A brief cover letter (1-2 pages) articulating your particular interest in attending the 2013 conference, including its application to your future career. For details about the conference, please see http://www.podnetwork.org/conferences/2013/. In the event that you are already planning to participate in either a session or poster display at the conference, please also describe the presentation.

For questions, please contact Katie Linder (klinder@suffolk.edu).

Graduate and Professional Student Development (GPSD) Committee
Co-Chair: Katie Linder, Suffolk University (klinder@suffolk.edu)
Co-Chair: Stephanie Rohdieck, The Ohio State University (rohdieck.1@osu.edu)
Communications Subcommittee Head: Beth Fisher, Washington University at St. Louis
Outreach & Diversity Subcommittee Head: Cindy Tobery, Dartmouth College
Conference & Service Subcommittee Co-Heads: Wren Mills, Western Kentucky University & Spencer Robinson, The Ohio State University
Assessment and Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee Head: Katie Kearns, Indiana University

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