The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) 2019 Institute for New Faculty Developers (hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) will be held July 29-August 2, 2019 at the UNCG Campus.

The POD Network sponsors INFD to mentor new practitioners and facilitate excellence in practice among its members.  The primary audience is persons in the early years of educational development roles.

2019 THEME: Inclusive Critical Practice

Image of the Woolworth store on Elm St, Greensboro, NC - location of the first sit-ins

Now is the time to look at our inclusive future. The 2019 INFD embraces the history of the field of educational development in higher education with a focus on our inclusive future. Participants will attend sessions on practical application with a focus on emerging inclusive best practices and technology. Each session is geared at building skills in educational development from consulting to event planning and beyond.

Participants will reflect on their own critical practices, have the opportunity to network with colleagues, create mentoring relationships with dedicated practitioners, and develop a program action plan to take back to their campus.

The event ends with a reception at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, home of the first Woolworth Sit-ins.

For more information, please contact the 2019 INFD Team Chair Laura Pipe (, Director of the Teaching Innovations Office at UNCG.