Change Leaders Critical Resources

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What are the Critical Resources for Change Leaders?

This searchable collection contains documents and sites for those who are interested in leading change. Review the questions below to learn more about leading change and explore the curated resources in the collection.

The critical resource collection explains why the resources are useful for change leaders or those who want to become change leaders.

How can I lead change?

Anybody can be a change leader. If you are creating, facilitating, or advocating for change in STEM education, at any level of the higher education system, you are a change leader. Change leaders may be either formal or informal leaders -- graduate students, faculty members, education leaders, department chairs, professional developers, administrators, etc.

To effectively lead change, think carefully about what type of change you are trying to accomplish, and how you might accomplish this. Who else do you need to involve? What do you need to learn? What might the barriers be? What data might support your planning?

How can I support those who lead change?

Those supporting change leaders often have skills, connections, and/or authority that can be valuable to the change leader. Supports can be within the institution, from chairs and administrators, teaching and learning center staff, or other faculty. Outside the institution, professional organizations and other support networks can be critical.

Develop change leadership competencies

What professional development might they need, and how can they get it? How can you help them identify resources, barriers, and institutional context? How can you help them to access or collect relevant data?

Champion change leader's efforts

Make the work of change leaders work visible within and across departments, celebrate their efforts, and reward them as possible. You may act as a valuable liaison to other stakeholders, including those in positions of authority, translating the change leader's efforts to appropriate language.

Professional development resources for supporters of change leaders include leadership and facilitation training, training in organizational change, and involvement with organizations for professional developers (such as POD).

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Competencies for Community College Leaders
× Competencies for Community College Leaders This resource offers information on competencies leadership programs/colleges should consider when designing programs to develop tomorrow's community college ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, College/University Staff
Resource Type: Report
Program Components: Supporting Students:Professional Preparation, Outreach:Policy Change, Institutional Systems:Degree Program Development

The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at UBC: A Dean's Perspective
The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at UBC: A Dean's Perspective By Dean Simon Peacock, describes his perspective on the lessons learned as Dean helping to lead this effort. The Carl Wieman Science ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Institution Administration
Resource Type: White Paper
Program Components: Professional Development:Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development

How Does Your Professional Organization Lead Positive Change?
Pamela Brown, CUNY New York City College of Technology
We are creating resources for the ASCN Working Group 4: Demonstrating Impact and others, interested in higher education systemic change efforts, by soliciting responses to important questions. This month's ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Assessment, Change Leaders
Target Audience: College/University Staff, Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Non-tenure Track Faculty
Resource Type: Blog Post
Program Components: Outreach:Policy Change

Strategic Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change
Strategic Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change The Toolkit includes 13 Strategic Intervention Briefs that each explain a specific intervention to foster change for greater ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Equity and Inclusion, Change Leaders
Target Audience: Post-doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Institution Administration
Resource Type: Toolkit
Program Components: Institutional Systems

Achieving Systemic Change; a sourcebook for Advancing and Funding STEM Education
Achieving Systemic Change; a sourcebook for Advancing and Funding STEM Education The sourcebook from the AACU 2014 workshop discusses how best to effect systemic change in undergraduate STEM, including the ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Policy, Change Leaders
Target Audience: Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Book
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Strategic Planning, Professional Development, Institutional Systems

Leadership on the line, with a new preface: Staying alive through the dangers of change.
× Leadership on the line, with a new preface: Staying alive through the dangers of change. This book describes leadership skills needed to thrive in positions that require disrupting the status quo to ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Post-doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, Institution Administration, College/University Staff, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Book
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Strategic Planning, Outreach:Inter-Institutional Collaboration, Institutional Systems:Personnel/Hiring, Interdepartmental Collaboration

Improving postsecondary STEM education: Strategies for successful collaboration and brokering across disciplinary paradigms
× Improving postsecondary STEM education: Strategies for successful collaboration and brokering across disciplinary paradigms This paper describes five strategies which STEM faculty can use to build and ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Institution Administration, Non-tenure Track Faculty, College/University Staff
Resource Type: Conference Paper, White Paper
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Interdepartmental Collaboration, Outreach:Policy Change, Institutional Systems:Strategic Planning, Degree Program Development

Fostering Change from Within: Influencing Teaching Practices of Departmental Colleagues by Science Faculty with Education Specialties
× Fostering Change from Within: Influencing Teaching Practices of Departmental Colleagues by Science Faculty with Education Specialties Science faculty with education specialties often have a role in ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: College/University Staff, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows
Resource Type: Journal Article
Program Components: Professional Development:Pedagogical Training

Theory and practice of multicultural organization development
× Theory and practice of multicultural organization development This article presents a framework to identify the level of inclusivity in an organization. Change makers can use the information to create ...

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Non-tenure Track Faculty, College/University Staff
Resource Type: Book Section
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Strategic Planning, Outreach:Policy Change, Institutional Systems:Evaluating Teaching, Interdepartmental Collaboration

Accelerating change: The power of faculty change agents to promote diversity and inclusive teaching practices
R. Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary; Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College; Eric Baer, Highline College; Pamela Eddy, College of William and Mary; Norlene Emerson, University of Wisconsin-Richland; Jan Hodder; University of Oregon; Ellen Iverson, Carleton College; John McDaris, Carleton College; Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College; Carol Ormand, Carleton College
This article about preparing faculty to act as change agents to support diversity and inclusion is applicable to both two-year colleges and a larger audience.

Change Topics (Working Groups): Change Leaders
Target Audience: Post-doctoral Fellows, Institution Administration, Non-tenure Track Faculty, College/University Staff, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Resource Type: Journal Article
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Incentive/Reward Systems, Strategic Planning, Professional Development:Diversity/Inclusion