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2017 MACH Keynote Speaker-Andrea Beach, Ph.D.

We are fortunate this year to have Dr. Andrea L. Beach, professor of Higher Education Leadership at Western Michigan University, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Beach is also the co-director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education at WMU.

Andrea L. Beach, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Co-Director, WMU Center for Research on Institutional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE)

Professor Andrea L. Beach

Professor Andrea L. Beach will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 MACH workshop at Rose-Hulman.

Dr. Andrea L. Beach is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University. She founded and was Director of the Office of Faculty Development at WMU from 2008-2015. She received her Master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education and her doctorate in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) from Michigan State University in 1998 and 2003 respectively. Her research centers on organizational change in higher education, support of innovation in teaching and learning, faculty learning communities and faculty development as a change lever. She is a co-author of Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present (Sorcinelli, Austin, Eddy & Beach, 2006), and is lead author on a 10-year follow-up to that work, Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence: Current Practices, Future Imperatives (Beach, Sorcinelli, Austin & Rivard, 2016). She has been PI and co-PI on several NSF-funded grants focused on instructional change strategies that have produced articles and book chapters on instructional change strategies, as well as instruments to self-report instruction and academic department climate for instructional improvement. She is most recently director of a $3.2 million project funded by the US Department of Education's First in the World.

Conference Topic 1-Knowing Yourself

Knowing Yourself

  1. Understanding your communication style
  2. Managing your approach to conflict resolution
  3. Exploring your risk tolerance in an academic setting
  4. Developing your leadership and followership skills
  5. Serving as a mentor for someone in your organization

2017 Topic 2-Cultivating an Allies

Cultivating Allies

  1. Recognizing and respecting differences
  2. Identifying prospects for mutually advantageous collegial interactions
  3. Selecting conflict resolution techniques
  4. Planning for successful change
  5. Serving as a mentor for someone in your organization

Topic 3-Making Change on Campus

Making Change Happen

  1. Situating your vision in your institution's culture and values
  2. Identifying characteristics of successful change and successful change agents
  3. Managing failure to advance your project
  4. Negotiating strategies to maximize desired outcomes
  5. Identifying local challenges, opportunities and resources

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Julia Williams is Professor of English for the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts. Williams previously served as Interim Dean of Cross-Cutting Programs and Emerging Opportunities (CCPEO) as well as the Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (IRPA). She has served as president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ Professional Communications Society. She received the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award for creating and implementing the RosE Portfolio System, an online portfolio assessment tool. She also helps organize Rose-Hulman’s annual Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) conference and the campus leadership program. Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University.

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