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New ASCN Blog Post: Breaking Down Silos meeting contributes to the goals of Working Group 1
Posted: Feb 12 2019
Twenty-five researchers met for a 2.5-day meeting at the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at San Diego State University to discuss change theories. The meeting brought together early-career scholars to foster cross-disciplinary sense-making and collaborations around change theories. Meeting attendees included graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty of higher education, project advisors, and Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) faculty in the disciplines of mathematics, biology, physics, geoscience, chemistry, and engineering.
New ASCN Blog Post: Shared leadership for student success at UW-Whitewater
Posted: Feb 7 2019
Colleges and universities across the country are facing increasing pressure to enroll, retain and graduate more students at a time when the environment for higher education is competitive and often contentious. In order for institutions to be successful in these student success endeavors, everyone must work together. We are all familiar with shared governance as a central tenet of higher education but those processes apply primarily to policy development and decision-making. We argue that shared leadership is required as a holistic approach to goal development and implementation of strategic priorities that foster student and institutional success.
Upcoming webinar: Embedding education specialists within departments to catalyze change
Posted: Jan 31 2019
Join authors Stephanie Chasteen and Warren Code as they discuss the messages from their new (free, open-source) Science Education Initiative Handbook on how to effectively use discipline-based education specialists to facilitate change within departments. We will discuss who makes a good educational expert, what their role can be within a department, how to train and support them, and engaging faculty and departments in change.
Transforming Institutions Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended to Feb. 8
Posted: Jan 31 2019
The deadline for early registration for the 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference has been extended until February 8, 2019. Don't miss out on this opportunity to register at the discounted early registration price!
February 1st Deadline: STEM Academic Support Research Conference
Posted: Jan 22 2019
February 1st Conference Application Deadline: Developing a National Research Agenda for STEM Academic Support in Higher Education. This is an NSF-funded collaboration between Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, and will take place May 30-31, 2019 on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.
Postdoctoral Researcher Project EDDIE, Center for Mathematics Science and Technology (CeMaST) at Illinois State University
Posted: Jan 22 2019
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in how teaching with large datasets helps students learn quantitative skills and how these inquiry-based activities also affect instructors' approaches to teaching on a larger scale. The postdoctoral researcher would join a dynamic team of faculty to work within the NSF-funded Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration.
STEM Academic Support Conference at Northwestern University
Posted: Dec 14 2018
Upcoming Conference: Developing a National Research Agenda for STEM Academic Support in Higher Education. This is an NSF-funded collaboration between Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, and will take place May 30-31, 2019 on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.
Upcoming webinar: Collectively Improving Our Teaching: A department-wide professional development program resulting in widespread change
Posted: Sep 26 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters will share insights from their change story for other campuses wanting to spark widespread change in teaching practices – including ways to move away from a "deficit" model of faculty learning, towards positive support of instructor professional identity.
Upcoming webinar: Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Develop a Culture of Shared Leadership for Change
Posted: Sep 26 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Participants in this webinar will learn more about the benefits of shared leadership and how to develop the conditions required to build the capacity for shared leadership and success.
Upcoming webinar: Change Leadership 101
Posted: Sep 6 2018
Join us for the September 26, 2018 webinar: Change Leadership 101. This webinar will focus on helping individuals begin their development as change leaders. The emphasis will be on practical, hands-on tools that are based in the research literature on change. The presenters are change leaders at different stages of their own development, so there will be multiple perspectives on the theme of change leadership.
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