Educators discuss ways to improve what they do at a MACH discussion session.

Suggested Readings-MACH

To get the most out of MACH, our facilitators advise you check out some or all of this material.

Our Recommendations

Kezar, A. (2014). How colleges change: Understanding, leading, and enacting change. Routledge: New York.

Kotter, J. P., & Whitehead, L. A. (2010). Buy-in: Saving your good idea from getting shot down. Harvard Business Review Press: Boston.

Besterfield-Sacre, M., Cox, M. F., Borrego, M., Beddoes, K. & Zhu, J. (2014). Changing engineering education: Views of U.S. faculty, chairs, and deans. Journal of Engineering Education, 103(2): 193-219.

Henderson, C., Beach, A., & Finkelstein, N. (2011). Facilitating change in undergraduate STEM instructional practices: An analytic review of the literature. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(8): 952-984.

Kapur, M. (2008). Productive Failure. Cognition & Instruction, 26(3), 379-424.

Eckel, P. D., Green, M., Hill, B., & Mallon, W. (1999). On change III.Taking charge of change: A primer for colleges and universities. American Council on Education: Washington, DC.

Tierney, W. G. (1988). Organizational culture in higher education: Defining the essentials. The Journal of Higher Education, 59(1), 2-21.

Eckel, P. D., & Hartley, M. (2008). Developing academic strategic alliances: Reconciling multiple institutional cultures, policies, and practices. The Journal of Higher Education 79, (6), 613 - 637.

Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2013). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership (5th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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

Julia Williams

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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