An Instructional-Workforce Framework for Coordinated Change in Undergraduate Education Webinar

Monday, January 29th, 2024

9-10 am PT | 10-11 am MT | 11 am - 12 pm CT | 12-1 pm ET

Presenters: Dr. Cassandra Volpe Horii, Stanford University and Dr. Mark Lee, Spelman College


How can we systemically support ALL who teach, including Visiting faculty, Instructors, Teaching assistants, Adjunct faculty, Lecturers (VITAL faculty) and full-time/non-contingent faculty? The 2023 article, "An Instructional-Workforce Framework for Coordinated Change in Undergraduate Education," which emerged from collaborations across diverse institutions through the National Academies, identifies three systemic, interlinked levers for change that can make conditions better for educators, while centering justice and equity. In this webinar, we will share an overview of the Instructional-Workforce Framework and build on it together, with a particular focus on its application toward justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and toward aligning incentives with systemic change, in participants' higher education contexts.


Higher education faculty, staff, and administrators working on aspects of systemic change in undergraduate education.


Participants will analyze characteristics of their educational context using the instructional-workforce framework for systemic, positive change in undergraduate education, including facets of professional development, governance, and evaluation and reward systems. They will map possibilities for organizational change and action using the framework and leave with strategies to work more systemically toward equity and justice for and with educators in their environments.


Registration deadline: Friday, January 26th, 2024

Time: 9 am PT | 10 am MT | 11 am CT | 12 pm 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. However, for those who wish, previewing Lee et al. 2023 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.3MB Jan25 24) may serve as a helpful resource.

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Cassandra Horii
Stanford University

Mark Lee
Spelman College


Click to view or download the webinar recording (MP4 Video 356.7MB Jan29 24).