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Upcoming February 12 Webinar: Leading Change with Design Thinking
Posted: Jan 13 2020
Student interest is migrating towards the large-scale "wicked" problems in our world, such as climate change, income inequality, sustainability, and human trafficking. These wicked problems rarely rely on a single discipline for their solution, however our educational system is locked into the single discipline approach. In this February 12 webinar, presenters from James Madison University will discuss a variety of programs that build transdisciplinary opportunities for students.
Upcoming April 22 Webinar: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective STEM Department Chairs
Posted: Jan 13 2020
This April 22 webinar, presented by David Craig (Oregon State University) and Robert HIllborn (AAPT), discusses the "7 Habits of Highly Effective STEM Department Chairs" developed in the bi-annual Physics Department Chairs Workshop and the Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop series run jointly by the American Association for Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the American Physical Society (APS).
Upcoming March 24 Webinar: Transforming the Conversation about Teaching Evaluation in Higher Education
Posted: Jan 13 2020
Thoughts from the National Academies' Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
Upcoming ASCN webinar: Envisioning the Future of STEM Education: The National Academies' Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
Posted: Nov 6 2019
In this December 4 webinar, This webinar will highlight forces the Roundtable sees impacting the future of undergraduate STEM education, present information on some of the key themes the Roundtable has identified as central to progress in improving undergraduate STEM education, and invite input from webinar participants on their own related initiatives and their suggestions for future Roundtable work.
Upcoming Webinar: Collaborative Dynamics in Collective STEM Reform Initiatives
Posted: Sep 23 2019
In this October 24 webinar, Lucas Hill will present the Dimensions of Collaborative Dynamics Framework, which identifies the key elements, related to motivation, group norms and processes, support resources, and leadership, that collaborative STEM reform initiatives need to pay attention to in advancing their collective change goals. The framework is the result of a synthesis of three decades of multidisciplinary research and literature regarding complex multi-institutional and multi-sector collaboration and partnerships.
Join the Accelerating Systemic Change Network
Posted: Jun 3 2019
If you are interested in keeping up to date with the ASCN or participating in the working groups, we encourage you to join the network.
Call for submissions: Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education
Posted: Jun 3 2019
We invite submissions for a publication intended to build on the themes of the conference, Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education. The submission deadline is July 15, 2019.
New ASCN Blog Post: 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference Report
Posted: Apr 23 2019
Read a brief report on the 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference.
New ASCN Blog Post: Funding Educational Change Projects
Posted: Apr 18 2019
A summary of discussions from the Funding Panel at the 2019 transforming Institutions Conference.
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