Making Academic Change Happen
… impacting your classrooms, colleagues, and campus
|Facilitator Dr. Don Richards,
June 12-15th, 2014
Make a positive change on your campus. Bring your ideas and challenges to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a unique institution focused on undergraduate STEM education, nationally recognized as a premier college1 and a leader in educational innovation2. We're 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'll leave this active workshop with skills and connections, empowered to make a difference on your campus.
Faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students interested in STEM education are encouraged to attend MACH as a team of two to four people. Individuals may also apply. As part of the application process, teams/individuals will be asked to identify one or two projects they would like to implement in their classrooms and/or on their campus. These projects will be your focus for the duration of MACH.
The three and a half-day MACH workshop is organized around three themes: Knowing Yourself, Cultivating an Allied Community of Colleagues, and Making Change Happen on Campus. We will 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 will 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.
1 U.S. News and World Report
2 Borrego M., Froyd J., and Hall T.S., "Diffusion of engineering education innovations: A survey of awareness and adoption rates in U.S. engineering departments," Journal of Engineering Education, July 2010.