MED Awards & Business Meeting

All are welcome! Celebrate success of paper, symposia, reviewer and PDW award winners. Be part of our business meeting - learn about MED and shape our future.

DATE: Monday, August 8 2016
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
LOCATION: Tiffany Terrace at Sheraton Park Hotel

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MED / OBTS / NDSC Social

Join the fun with MED, OBTS and NDSC members! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the best company!

Date: Saturday, August 6 2016
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Plaza D at the Sheraton Park Hotel

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Read about the division's highlights over the past several months, about the MED Social, Business Meeting, and Awards, the MED Thank-you Coffee, and the election results!

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A Message from Barbara A. Ritter, Chair of MED Division

Barbara A. Ritter Chair MED Division

Barbara A. Ritter, Ph.D., Coastal Carolina University – Chair, MED Division

MED is the home division to a number of Academy members that value the teaching and learning side of academia and the research that contributes to the advancement of teaching and learning.  In my experience, MED members take the developmental aspect of the division to heart and strive, not only to develop themselves as multifaceted professionals, but to also assist in the development of others.  I first happened upon MED early in my academic career when I realized that I was not fully prepared as a graduate student to achieve to my potential in the classroom.  In MED, I found a division whose members were eager and willing to help.

When you consider that about 80% of tenure track positions will be at balanced or teaching institutions, the need for this division is incredible.  We offer PDWs that will allow you to apply theories and techniques directly into the classroom, sessions on how to produce quality and impactful pedagogical research, presentations of pedagogical and development-oriented research findings, and a supportive and collaborative environment in which to engage in continuous improvement.  Welcome to our division.


A Message from Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Program Chair of MED Division

Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Ph.D., Clarion University - Program Chair, MED Division

Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Ph.D., Clarion University – Program Chair, MED Division

MED has been my home division since I was a PhD student because it helps me “walk the talk!”

A central theme in many of my courses is reflection, verification, ensuring that managerial policies have the intended effect. I know I am not alone when I say that, as a PhD student, I did not receive any training on how to pass on to students the knowledge I acquired or

learned to generate. MED’s professional development workshops (PDWs) are one of the most useful features of the AOM annual conferences that have helped me better understand how my work can be better received by my students, at different levels, face-to-face or online.

As an author, MED has also offered me opportunities to present papers, PDWs, serve and learn from my colleagues —and now even serve in the 5-year leadership sequence. Every year I look forward to learning from others and to sharing my work with like-minded individuals, some of whom I’ve met recently and others for more than a decade. Much is talked about how those of us who have received much are responsible for giving back as well… it’s my privilege and my honor to give back a little to an organization that has helped me so much!