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ERIC Number: EJ1109130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
Beyond Survival: Educational Development and the Maturing of the POD Network
Ortquist-Ahrens, Leslie
To Improve the Academy, v35 n1 p1-34 Jan 2016
Scholarship about the growth of educational development has charted major shifts in developers' focuses and roles through time and, especially in recent years, has explored the professionalization of the field around the globe. This essay uses a lifecycle analogy to consider the development of one organization, the POD Network (The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education). After a brief and heady "start-up phase," and a long organizational "adolescence," characterized by growth and by increasing formalization of processes, governance, and strategy, the POD Network is on the brink of entering a phase of greater maturity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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