POD Scholarly Reads Registration - Spring 20
What is POD Scholarly Reads?
We are excited to offer POD Scholarly Reads, supported by the Scholarship Committee. The POD Network values evidence-based practice, and the overarching goal of this reading group is to support POD Network members in their knowledge and use of these practices.
The objectives are to:
1) Support POD Network members in their consumption of empirical studies related to education and educational development and
2) Facilitate the development of a community around scholarly work related to educational development.
How it works
POD Scholarly Reads explores scholarship around a specific topic for three months. Each month, participants read a topic-related empirical article each month, which is selected by the Scholarship Committee with input from the POD Network community. Participants then attend a webinar, hosted through the Zoom meeting platform, to discuss the article, oftentimes with the first author of the article present. A week before the meeting, we will send out a list of discussion questions for you to consider.
Discussions are on the first Tuesday of the month from 1-2pm EST.
If you cannot access the articles through your institution, please contact us at
Spring 2020 Theme and Articles
Theme 6: Student Evaluations of Teaching
The articles listed below represent diverse methodological approaches to scholarly work and are intended to highlight different ways to think about the theme. These articles are not meant to represent seminal works in the field. Given the wide range of fields from which POD Network members come, it’s very likely that readers may not have been trained to conduct or interpret some of the methods represented in these papers (e.g., statistical analyses). Please do not let these methods be a barrier for engaging with the articles as the reading group discussion will focus on the implications for our practice as educational developers. We encourage you to read them with that focus in mind.
NEW! We are going to change it up and listen to an episode of Doug McKee and Edward O’Neill's Teach Better podcast with Betsy Barre, focused on an overview of the student evaluation literature:
Linse, A. R. (2017). Interpreting and using student ratings data: Guidance for faculty serving as administrators and on evaluation committees. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 54, 94-106.
Peterson, D. A., Biederman, L. A., Andersen, D., Ditonto, T. M., & Roe, K. (2019). Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching. PloS one, 14(5), e0216241.
Spring 2020 Meetings
Which of the meetings do you plan to attend?
Tuesday, February 4 - Barre podcast (1-2pm EST)
Tuesday, March 3 - Linse, 2017 (1-2pm EST)
Tuesday, April 7 - Peterson et al., 2019 (1-2pm EST)
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