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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

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Making Academic Change Happen - Craig Downing and Matt Lovelll

  1. 1. Making Academic Change Happen [MACH] KEEN Winter Conference – Tempe, AZ 01.06.16
  2. 2. Higher education today is defined largely by calls for change. 2
  3. 3. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been recognized as a leader in innovation in engineering education. 3
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  5. 5. Knowing Yourself Successful change requires faculty and administrators to develop and practice new competencies. 5
  6. 6. Cultivating a Community of Colleagues Knowing Yourself Change agents need to practice social interactions and work with a wider group of change leaders. 6
  7. 7. Cultivating a Community of Colleagues Knowing Yourself Making Change on Campus Change agents need to understand their environment and use specific change models effectively. 7
  8. 8. 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.. 8
  9. 9. 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 project? 3. Tell me about how engineering educators can position themselves for success as leaders. 9
  10. 10. Faculty Engagement Student Experience Edu. Environment K RHIT Reimagined Operation Catapult EML- Infused Courses Case Study Initiative Faculty Onboarding Workshop EML Sabbatical Program MACH Leadership Advancement Program National Entrepreneurial Internship Program EML- Focused Event Series EML Personnel Educational EnvironmentFaculty EngagementRHIT EML Ecosystem 10
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  12. 12. 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 think broadly. More specifically, deliver a concise pitch to establish or increase KEEN activities on your campus. 12
  13. 13. Workshop Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology June 8-10, 2016