Making Academic Change Happen - Craig Downing and Matt Lovelll
From the 2016 KEEN Winter Conference: Craig Downing and Matt Lovell explain strategies that universities can use to stimulate innovative change on their campus. Learn more at www.EngineeringUnleashed.com/keen
Successful change requires faculty and administrators to develop and
practice new competencies.
Change agents need to practice social interactions and work with a
wider group of change leaders.
Change agents need to understand their environment and use specific
change models effectively.
Make time for focused work and develop an action plan.
Try out ideas on a friendly audience.
Reflect on ways to overcome objections.
Develop a support group
of change leaders.
Do it to know it: practice and
feedback develop mastery.
Find partners whose
interests you can serve.
Change leaders can acquire the long-range view..
Research we have conducted with MACH Workshop participants
suggests that the development of MACH change skills directly impacts
their success as change agents.
Interview questions (a sample):
1. Can you describe how you went about learning the different skills you’ve
needed to be successful as the leader of your project?
2. What type of resources did you seek to assist you in managing this
3. Tell me about how engineering educators can position themselves for
success as leaders.
Educational EnvironmentFaculty EngagementRHIT EML Ecosystem
Design and Deliver
Respond to the following prompt.
How can the network be assistive to your change EM project?
The response is not a give me money (i.e. a grant)! Suspend your beliefs and
More specifically, deliver a concise pitch to establish or increase KEEN
activities on your campus.
June 8-10, 2016