Departmental Action Leadership Institutes (DALIs): A scalable model for supporting departmental change efforts
Thursday, February 24, 2022
1:00pm PT | 2:00m MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00pm ET
Presenters: Joel C. Corbo, University of Colorado Boulder and David A. Craig, Oregon State University
Registration deadline has passed.
The DALI effort is part of the Effective Practices for Physics Programs (EP3) initiative, a project of the professional societies in physics: The American Physical Society (APS) and American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The EP3 Initiative aims to help physics programs respond to challenges with a collection of knowledge, experience, and proven good practice derived from the physics community and disseminated via the EP3 Guide.
This webinar is designed for STEM department chairs, program leaders, and other faculty and educational/organizational development professionals interested in how to create and sustain systemic change in their departments and institutions.
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- Learn about and reflect on the DALI model for supporting multiple departments engage in significant change efforts
- Discuss how to apply the DALI model in their own contexts
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 22
Time - 1:00pm PT | 2:00m MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00pm ET
Duration - 60 minutes
Format - Online web presentation via Zoom web meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for more information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Mitchell Bender-Awalt (mawalt at carleton.edu) if you have any technical questions about this event.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Joel C. Corbo is a senior research associate in the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work focuses on implementing and studying institutional change mechanisms to improve undergraduate education in university departments and on supporting student-centered efforts to make physics culture more equitable and inclusive. As a graduate student, he co-founded and co-led the Berkeley Compass Project, a student-run organization dedicated to supporting underrepresented students in physics through building community and engaging in authentic science. He co-leads the Access Network, a national network of student-centered equity programs inspired by Compass.
Oregon State University
David Craig is Associate Head of the Department of Physics at Oregon State University. His research interests are in the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, and quantum cosmology. Dr. Craig received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before becoming a National Research Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. Craig conducted research and taught at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Hamilton College, and the State University of New York prior to joining the faculty at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, where he was chair of the department of physics and director of engineering programs for twelve years. Dr. Craig served as a member of the APS Committee on Education and as a consultant to APS on the work which led to the formation of the EP3 Project before moving to Oregon State University.
- DALI Website
- DAT Project Website
- Facilitating Change in Higher Education: The Departmental Action Team Model
- Presentation Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Feb25 22)