Making Academic Change Happen
… impacting your classrooms, colleagues, and campus
Make a positive change on your campus. Bring your ideas and challenges to MACH. We are opening our student-centered culture of respect and collaboration to individuals interested in making change happen in a variety of academic environments. As a MACH participant, you will leave this active workshop with skills and connections, empowered to make a difference on your campus.
Faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students interested in higher education are encouraged to attend MACH as a team of two to four people. Individuals are also welcome. As part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify one or two projects they would like to implement in their classrooms or on their campus. These projects will be your focus for the duration of MACH.
The three day MACH workshop is organized around three themes: Knowing Yourself, Cultivating an Allied Community of Colleagues, and Making Change Happen on Campus. We first help participants focus on skills and change aspects that an individual faculty member can control, including interactions with students and colleagues. With this foundation, we then help participants identify the unique opportunities and constraints of their individual academic environments, and share strategies for expanding and implementing visions of academic change. Our emphasis on self-awareness and community-building is drawn from our experiences implementing academic changes, small and large.
MACH's foundation is an active, participant-focused format that provides flexibility to tailor the activities to the interest of the participants, individuals, and teams. The facilitators will share information and facilitate discussion for teams to gain the knowledge and the skills to work successfully within your academic community.