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Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8:00 - 9:15 am PT | 9:00 - 10:15 am MT | 10:00 - 11:15 am CT | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm ET (75 min)
Presenters: Maha Bali, The American University in Cairo
We will be engaging in an interactive guided discussion on how instructors can incorporate equity and care into their teaching. How do you assess the success of this change, and how might this change influence the way that departments evaluate teaching, and the culture around what constitutes a good learning environment?
Short courses are combinations of webinars and related ASCN resources on systemic change topics of interest.
The webinars and resources in this short course will help those leading change within departments and institutions think about frameworks for change and collective impact, engagement of people across an institution or within a department.
This series examines the politics of leading change through three types of engagements: 1) a recording of Susan Elrod's presentation on leadership moves, 2) a panel discussion with change leaders working in different contexts, and 3) an informal discussion with WG 3 leaders about the ideas discussed in the recording and panel discussion.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 9:30 - 10:30 am PT | 10:30 - 11:30 am MT | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CT | 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET
Presenters: Kate Marley, Doane College; and Pamela Pape-Lindstrom, Harford Community College
The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) is a community of life sciences leaders committed to educational practices that best prepare undergraduate students to tackle 21st-century challenges. Recent events of violence, injustice, systemic racism, and the national movement to rethink how colleges and universities could address such inequities, has motivated PULSE to create the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Rubric to complement the original five rubrics (Brancaccio-Taras et al. 2016). The DEI Rubric was created for STEM departments' self-assessment of DEI efforts via: review of their practices and pedagogies; initiation of dialogue about departmental and institutional equity gaps; and determination of a departmental consensus score for each rubric criterion. The DEI rubric is also applicable to non-STEM departments. In this session, presenters will describe the use of the DEI Rubric and participants will engage with the rubric and discuss how to enhance DEI work in their department.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10-11 am PT | 11am-12pm MT | 12-1 pm CT | 1-2pm ET
Presenters: Alix Fink; Sheela Vemu, Waubonsee Community College; and Nitya Jacob, Oxford College of Emory University
The PULSE Ambassadors Program is designed to inspire department-level transformation in STEM education through a two-day workshop with department faculty and follow-up support activities. A team of trained facilitators guides the department to build a shared vision for transformed undergraduate education by increasing ownership and collaboration in the visioning process. Rooted in biology-education reform efforts, the program supports departments across STEM disciplines and institution types as they undertake the challenge of providing equitable access to STEM education for all students. Participants in this session will learn about the goals, structure, and outcomes of the PULSE Ambassadors Program.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Ande Durojaiye, Miami University Regionals, College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science; David Craig, Leadership Team of Effective Practices for Physics Programs & Associate Professor of Physics, Oregon State University; Susan Singer, Provost & Professor of Biology, Rollins College; and Gabriela Weaver, Assistant Dean for Student Success Analytics & Professor of Chemistry, Univ. of Massachusetts –Amherst
As change leaders, we often come up against challenges we call "politics". In this panel discussion, four leaders in a variety of academic positions across the country will break open the black box of how they approach political issues. This panel discussion is aimed a change leaders of all types in academia.
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Madhura Kulkarni, Northern Kentucky University and Gita Bangera, Bellevue Community College
As change leaders, we often come up against challenges we call "politics". This informal discussion follows a panel discussion with change leaders from across the country on April 19. We recommend that participants also take part in that discussion and review the Susan Elrod video on leadership moves below before participating in this informal discussion, but it is not required.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Melissa M. Haswell, Associate Dean of Science and Mathematics Division, Delta College; Iris Capdevila, EPFL; Sean Walker, Associate Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Professor of Biological Science, California State University Fullerton
Inclusive refers to any practice dedicated to improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or social justice in higher education. Are you interested in learning more about defining specific inclusive teaching practices and understanding how you can, or are, incorporating these practices into your own classes? Join us for a discussion on Thursday, May 12, 2022. This will be the first in a series.
Departmental Action Leadership Institutes (DALIs): A scalable model for supporting departmental change efforts
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 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
How can individual departments gain expertise in leading change locally? The American Physical Society (APS) Effective Practices for Physics Programs (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. As part of this initiative, we are piloting Departmental Action Leadership Institutes (DALIs), which provide intensive support for departments in implementing changes to their undergraduate programs. In this presentation, we will describe the goals and structure of the pilot DALI, present some initial feedback from our participants, and provide opportunities for the audience to reflect on how this model might be useful at their institutions.
Evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching: How can teaching and learning center professionals be involved in change?
Monday, August 30, 2021 at 1:00pm PT | 2:00m MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00pm ET
Presenters: Susan Elrod, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, ASCN Working Group 3 (Change Leaders), Working Group 5 (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice), and Working Group 6 (Aligning Incentives with Systemic Change)
Teaching and learning centers and professionals may not be involved in actual evaluation of teaching, but they are often a part of the campus conversation about teaching evaluation. This webinar is geared to professionals in these positions who want to know how they can be an agent of change for more meaningful, inclusive, and effective evaluation of teaching -- beyond traditional student course evaluations -- which has greater potential to enhance teaching excellence at their campus.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pmCT / 3:00pm ET
Panelists: Dr. Shirley Malcom, Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change; Dr. Stanley Lo, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER); Dr. Elizabeth Holcombe, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California; and Dr. Tabbye Chavous, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan
ASCN and SEISMIC are co-hosting a panel on "Building Structural Equity: National Networks' Role in Promoting Justice." The purpose of this panel is to provide an opportunity for SEISMIC and ASCN members, particularly those in leadership roles, to learn from other national networks about how organizations themselves can promote justice. Panelists will be discussing, "What is the role of national organizations like ours in promoting equity and justice in higher education?"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kip Zwolenski, Inclusive Excellence Coordinator, Sagit Valley College, Gretchen Robertson, Dean of Instruction, Sagit Valley College
In many ways, communities of higher education reflect the communities in which they are situated. Equity and racial justice initiatives must take into consideration the wide range of ideology, knowledge, and experience of educators to be successful. Practically, this means offering multiple, contextualized, differentiated opportunities of engagement that meet educators where they are. The presenters will share their journey of utilizing Bensimon's framework of First Generation Equity Practitioners to engage the whole campus community. There will be facilitated discussion on strategies to use on your own campus, as well as how ASCN can support this work.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET (Duration - 90 minutes)
Presenters: Joel Corbo, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado Boulder, Courtney Ngai, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University, Gina Quan, Department of Physics and Astronomy, San José State University, Sarah Wise, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado Boulder
Join us for a conversation about the Departmental Action Team (DAT) Model, which utilizes facilitated teams to promote positive and sustained change in higher education. The presenters have co-facilitated 10+ DATs and are investigating the short and long-term impacts of the DAT model.
In this webinar, they will introduce the DAT model and its guiding principles for change. Participants will leave the webinar with a foundational understanding of the DAT model, how to apply the DAT model to new or ongoing change initiatives, and types of changes DATs can catalyze. Participants will discuss ideas about how the DAT model may work with national-scale change initiatives. Throughout the webinar, the presenters will point participants to resources that have been developed to support change, including their book Facilitating Change in Higher Education: The Departmental Action Team Model and a free toolkit of materials available at dat-project.org.
Designing Educational Innovations for Sustained Adoption: Writing proposals and developing innovations that have broader impact
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Raina Khatri (Florida International University), and Charles Henderson (Western Michigan University)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Bill Davis (Washington State University,) Pam Pape-Lindstrom (Harford Community College), and Gary Reiness (Lewis and Clark University)
Transforming the Conversation about Teaching Evaluation in Higher Education: Thoughts from the National Academies' Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
May 19, 2020 at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Andrea Greenhoot (University of Kansas), Ann Austin (Michigan State University), Noah Finkelstein (University of Colorado Boulder), and Kerry Brenner (National Academies)
April 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Bob Hilborn (American Association of Physics Teachers) and David Craig (Oregon State University)
Leading Change with Design Thinking: A collaborative model of course transform using approaches for solving wicked problems
February 12, 2020 at 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Nick Swayne, Bernie Kaussler, Patrice Ludwig, and Sean McCarthy (James Madison University)
Envisioning the Future of STEM Education: The National Academies' Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
December 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Ann E. Austin (Michigan State University), Noah Finkelstein (University of Colorado Boulder), and Kerry Brenner (The National Academies)
October 24, 2019 at 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenter: Lucas B. Hill (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Spreading Evidence-Based Instructional Practices: Leveraging Peer Observation for Institutional Change
May 30, 2019 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Stephanie Salomone, Heather Dillon, Eric Anctil, Tara Presholdt, and Valerie Peterson (University of Portland)
Transforming Engineering Education Through the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Program
May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Presenter: Julie Martin (National Science Foundation)
February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Warren Code (University of British Columbia) and Stephanie Chasteen (University of Colorado Boulder)
Collectively Improving Our Teaching: A department-wide professional development program resulting in widespread change
November 7, 2018 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenter: Kimberly Tanner (San Francisco State University)
October 29, 2018 at 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Susan Elrod (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater), Judith Ramalay (Portland State University)
September 26, 2018 at 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Julia M. Williams, Eva Andrijcic, and Sriram Mohan (Rose Hulman Institute of Technology)
May 16th, 2018 at 9:30 am PT |10:30 am MT | 11:30 am CT | 12:30 pm ET
Presenter: Julia M. Williams, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
March 28th, 2018 at 9:30 am PT |10:30 am MT | 11:30 am CT | 12:30 pm ET
Presenter: Elizabeth Holcombe, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California
February 21st, 2018 at 9:30am PT |10:30 am MT | 11:30 am CT | 12:30 pm ET
January 17th, 2018 at 9:30am PT |10:30 am MT | 11:30 am CT | 12:30 pm ET
Presenter: Cassandra Volpe Horii, Founding Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach at the California Institute of Technology; President-Elect of the POD Network in Higher Education