Initial Publication Date: August 24, 2023

Co-Creating Systemic Change of Instructor Practices for Better Student Wellbeing and Academic Outcomes

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

12-1 pm PT | 1-2 pm MT | 2-3 pm CT | 3-4 pm ET

Presenters: Allison Smith, New York University and Jennifer Maltby, Rochester Institute of Technology

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The Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing (ANEW) is focused on creating systemic change in higher education settings to enable all college students to thrive and flourish. The basic premise is that educational outcomes, student wellbeing, and equity are inextricably linked, and ANEW works to create systemic change at the intersections of all three. To realize sustained and equitable improvement of all three outcomes, colleges and universities must fundamentally transform their norms, structures, and processes across all areas of the institution—including academic policies, instructor practices, course pedagogy, and redesigning holistic support pathways for students—to address root causes of why students struggle and to create enabling conditions for students to flourish in our institutions and beyond.

Join this session with ANEW leaders for an interactive design workshop focused on building a theory of change about what it will take to improve key instructor practices that impact both student wellbeing and academic outcomes. We will also explore synergies and potential collaboration between ANEW and ASCN.


This webinar is designed for ASCN members, change agents, and change researchers interested in connecting systemic change efforts to improve teaching with student support and well-being services. This webinar will benefit anyone interested in learning about improvement science as applied to systemic change.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe survey insights about the associations between classroom experiences and student wellbeing and academic outcomes
  • Identify synergies between ANEW and ASCN


Registration deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2023

Time - 12 pm PT | 1 pm MT | 2 pm CT | 2 p 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 Bradlee Wahid Cotton ( if you have any technical questions about this event.


Allison Smith
New York University and Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing

Jennifer Maltby
Rochester Institute of Technology