Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education
Kate White, Andrea Beach, Noah Finkelstein, Charles Henderson, Scott Simkins, Linda Slakey, Marilyne Stains, Gabriela Weaver, Lorne Whitehead
Table of Contents
Section I. Theories of Change
Section II. Change Across Levels
Section III. Change Leaders
Gabriela Weaver and Andrea Beach
About the Book
Howard Gobstein, Executive Vice President, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
An important book by and for scholar/practitioners. It summarizes leading edge understanding of how to transform STEM education through models, institution and network scaled change, and the leadership developing to do this. My challenge to authors and readers: is this understanding coming rapidly and broadly enough to overtake our accelerating needs?
Kelly Mack, Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U
Transforming Institutions has done it again! This second volume, much like the first, is a compendium of the most advanced lessons we've learned about the reform of STEM higher education to date. The reader is taken on a reform journey that demystifies the complexities of institutional contexts, competing interests, setbacks, and successes. Each chapter weaves together the criticality of both theory and practice, never privileging one over the other or overlooking the fact that both are essential for undergraduate STEM reform.
Shirley Malcolm, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Those of us who work to improve the quality of STEM education know that we need much more than "one-off" efforts. A consensus has emerged within the community that only systemic change can move the needle and advance real transformation. This volume, Transforming Institutions, helps us figure out how to close the gap between knowing better and doing better.
Ben Roberts, CEO of Codon Learning
We've known for decades that evidence-based teaching (EBT) is a more effective and equitable way to teach, yet widespread change has been slow. This book provides an up-to-date account on how change leaders are catalyzing EBT across higher education. This collection is both intellectually stimulating—especially in the way the articles are framed by established theories of change—and pragmatic in that the reader gets an inside perspective into projects currently underway that could have a big impact in the next few years. As an edtech entrepreneur, I found the book an insightful look into how postsecondary institutions will meet the challenge of helping faculty teach with inclusive EBT practices.
Suggested citation: White, K., Beach, A., Finkelstein, N., Henderson, C., Simkins, S., Slakey, L., Stains, M., Weaver, G., & Whitehead, L. (Eds.). (2020). Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education. Pressbooks. http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/ascnti2020/