Call for Proposals POD 2011 Summer Institute for New Faculty Developers (INFD)
Call for Proposals to Host the
2011 Summer Institute for New Faculty Developers (INFD)
POD is currently seeking leadership to organize and host the 2011
Summer Institute for New Faculty Developers
Organizational Overview The Professional and Organizational
Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) is the primary
professional organization in North America for those working in the field of
faculty, educational, instructional and/or organizational development.
POD supports a network of over 1,600 members - faculty and graduate
student developers, faculty, administrators, consultants, and others who
perform roles that value teaching and learning in higher education. While
POD members come primarily from the U.S. and Canada, the membership
also represents twenty-three other countries.
This institute’s goal is to prepare those new to the field to be effective
practitioners, scholars, and leaders in educational development.
Institute Description The institute is held every two years. It is a 4 ½
day, late-June event typically beginning at noon on a Saturday and running
through noon the following Wednesday. Recent institutes have served
between 60 and 100 participants with a guest faculty of approximately seven
experienced POD members who volunteer their time. The Institute is
organized more like a course or seminar than a conference.
Target Audience Institute participants are faculty and academic
administrators new to working in the field of faculty, educational,
instructional and/or organizational development. Participants are likely to be:
• New faculty or TA developers;
• Individuals interested in pursuing the field of faculty development;
• Persons charged with the task of establishing a faculty development center
• Individuals responsible for organizing, directing or chairing committees for
faculty development activities
Summer 2011 Institute for New Faculty Developers
A. COVER SHEET
Name & Location of Sponsoring Institution:
Names and contact information of Institution:
leadership (Attach CV):
Why do you wish to host this event?
Summarize the proposers’ experiences that relate directly to hosting such an
event; please include the experiences your institution has had working with
the POD Network in the past:
Summer 2011 Institute for New Faculty Developers
-Name and location of Sponsoring Institution and rationale for why you
wish to host this event. Include evidence that your institution has
experience with large event planning and is capable of handling this
event. Please note that your institution is responsible for organizing
and funding the event from the proceeds. Larger institutions may be
able to handle the increased workload for the event with current staff;
smaller institutions may consider part-time temporary help as a
possible solution. It is also customary to bring in experienced POD
members to present elements of the program. While they volunteer
their time, their expenses should be included in the proposed budget.
-Names and contact information of leadership (event co-chairpersons) with
biographical data, summary of experiences directly related to this type
of event, and description of past POD Network involvement.
- Overview of Program that will provide participants the following:
• Relevant workshops based on a pre-institute needs assessment
• Facilitation and feedback from expert faculty development
• Research-based workshops
• Hands-on experience in developing consultation skills
• Guidance on creating an individualized professional development
• Organizational Development, Assessment, Strategic Alignment
-Demonstration of commitment to meeting diverse needs of audience from
a wide range of institutions with a diverse group of presenters.
-Identification of quality institute faculty from the field. In addition to those
currently on your staff, the institute faculty may include experienced
POD members as guest faculty who volunteer their time, but with
Summary and/or examples of applicable reference materials for each
participant (e.g. print-based, electronic).
Description of proposed site that can accommodate housing, food, and
programming needs to support a program for approximately 75
attendees and additional institute faculty and staff.
Proposed budget and timeline for completion of event.
Summary of marketing strategy including mock ups of materials with
pricing and internet site with online registration capabilities, which
demonstrates technical capabilities.
Assumptions and Agreements
The institute must be conducted as scheduled and must model good
practice in our field.
Bids must be reasonable.
The institute is expected to pay for itself.
If the institution is approved, it may request a loan of up to $6000 to help
begin the planning process and to cover start-up costs. This loan must
be approved by the POD Core Committee. Within 60 days of the end of
the event, the total amount of loan funds will be subtracted from event
income and returned to the POD Network. The remaining event income
will be split as follows: 75% host institution, 25% POD Network.
ALL policy data disbursed will be current and approved as such by POD
The POD Network Executive Director will provide appropriate support
documentation for the successful completion of the project (e.g.
The host institution shall warrant that on delivery, all media containing the
instructional content of the program are free of material faults and
processing errors and have copyright permissions secured.
Materials will be in standard American English.
At the conclusion of the event, the event will be evaluated; and an after-
action report including both evaluations results and a complete finance
report will be filed with the POD Network Executive Director no more
than 60 days after the conclusion of the institute.
At the conclusion of the event, POD Network will receive copies of all
materials developed by the project team; they will become the
exclusive property of POD Network. In addition, any and all work
sheets and other working documentation will also become the property
of POD Network.
The institute will cover its own expenses. When applicable, travel and
lodging will be billed to the institute at cost. Ground travel will be billed
at the standard rate used by POD Network. Air travel will be by coach
with a major U.S. airline. Lodging charges will be approved in advance
by the POD Executive Director. Meals will not exceed $35.00 per day.
All postage, UPS ground, overnight delivery, and shipping charges will
be billed at cost. All telephone and data transmission charges will be
billed at cost.
Required Proposal Format The proposal should be submitted as a Word
document and follow the format as described above in the Required
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2010
Submit Proposal Electronically to:
Hoag Holmgren, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org