Kevin Barry named director of the Skilled and Organizational Growth Network

Kevin Barry Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Educating and Learning, was elected president of the Professional and Organizational Improvement (POD) Network in Larger Education at its Fall 2014 yearly conference.

Founded in 1975 and with much more than one,800 current members, POD is the premier educational improvement organization in the United States. POD advocates for the enhancement of teaching and finding out via faculty and organizational growth and gives skilled help and services to its members by way of conferences and publications. It also operates to educate others in academia about the require for, and relevance of, the research of how students discover and greatest practices for professors who educate.

Kevin, who joined the Kaneb Center in 2001 and was appointed director on July 1, 2012, will use his new function to proceed raising the visibility of educating and learning investigation. He will serve as president elect from March 2015 through February 2016, president from March 2016 by way of February 2017, and previous president from March 2017 by means of February 2018. Barry previously served on the POD Network’s Core Committee (board of directors) and as co-chair of its annual conference.

“The POD Network has been a key component of my skilled lifestyle. It has provided me with deep and meaningful skilled relationships, mutual mentorship and a spot to include to, and stay present in, increased schooling educating and studying investigation and practice,” Barry explained. “It is an honor to be elected to serve in this role and I appear forward to operating with my colleagues on the Core Committee to fulfill the mission of the POD. I am specifically thrilled that, as a end result of current efforts of the Core Committee, we will have an chance to re-energize our national and international outreach operate.”

“As the POD Network president, Kevin will have an opportunity to share his expertise and knowledge with a wider audience and to even more Notre Dame’s popularity as a leader in undergraduate training,” explained Notre Dame Provost Tom Burish. “This is a wonderful recognition of his leadership capacity and experience in greater education teaching and learning.”

“Kevin’s colleagues selected him from a very competitive pool of candidates, reflecting a widespread respect for his perform and capability as a leader,” said Kathryn Plank, who at present serves as previous president of the POD Network and was accountable for the nomination and election method. “As president, Kevin will aid to form the long term of the POD Network as an organization and participate in — and often lead — national and international conversations on educational advancement in larger training.”

Leave a Reply