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I suppose it is appropriate-symbolic, really-that this issue of the Quarterly is a double one. It would be convenient to gloss the matter over, to hype the fact that this is POD's first "double issue." Make the most of it; let everyone know how "innovative" we are. That would do an injustice to the deeper truth and to the frayed nerves of Glenn Nyre, who has been ready to go to press for a long time.
No. The fact is that the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education is still struggling to keep its head afloat in a rising sea of costs. Therein lies the symbolic nature of the double issue of PODQ. Those who speak for instructional, organizational and professional development in the collegiate world and the instruments through which they address the transitional, nay, transformational issues the academy faces are marginal. This is so culturally as well as fiscally.