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Why resources?

To support the ASCN mission, we want to create a robust set of shared resources that are useful for supporting and studying change. We each have our set of pet websites, papers, and books that we use or recommend to others – the purpose of creating a resource list is to be able to share this expertise across various knowledge domains, increasing our collective ability to learn from various areas of scholarship. We also want to keep an eye to providing resources for change agents at various levels of engagement – from novice to expert. We have collected a set of such resources, from workshop participants and the ASCN leadership team. This is a work in progress, and can be added to. Eventually, these will be compiled into a complete bibliographic record for each item to create a library to support ASCN work.

Categories of resources

  • Foundational Resources. These are resources we would expect all ASCN members to be familiar with, to form a common knowledge base for the network.
  • Cross-Cutting Resources Relevant across the ASCN work, these include equity and inclusion issues, 2YC issues, instructional techniques, and undergraduate research.
  • Change strategies and programs. Relevant across ASCN, this page lists guidebooks for strategic planning and organizing a change effort, plus noteworthy programs that are enacting change strategies.
  • Guiding Theories. Most relevant for Working Group 1, these resources include models and research on institutional and faculty change.
  • Costs and Benefits of Change Most relevant for Working Group 2, these resources include analyses and recommendations for the cost of higher education reform.
  • Leaders of Change Most relevant for Working Group 3, these resources include resources helpful for change agents, including recommendations for societies and networks, preparation of local change agents, and faculty professional development.
  • Assessment and Communication of Change Most relevant for Working Group 4, these resources include tools for assessing student learning, faculty practice, and institutional change, and general assessment resources.