Charlie Carroll, PhD student in History, recently won the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) Career Development Award.
POD is a professional organization comprised of educational developers, whose work helps universities function as effective teaching and learning communities. This grant is awarded by POD’s Special Interest Group on graduate student, professional student, and postdoctoral scholar development and provides funding for conference fees.
Carroll is currently serving as the Sheridan Center's head teaching consultant for humanities and social sciences.
“Since starting this position, I have become interested in the possibility of a career in educational development. The conference introduced me to the variety of career paths within the field of educational development,” says Carroll.
The workshops he attended ranged from new approaches to graduate certificate programs to assessment of teaching/learning programs.
“The conference was also a way to enhance my teaching with workshops on the theory and practice of teaching,” he says.