Leadership and Integration

Unleashing Academic Change: Catalyzing and Sustaining Your Change Project

Do you want to expand the impact of your work and effect a broader change in your department or institution?

Are you seeing real value in what you have developed but need to convince others of that value to sustain the transformation?

Workshop: Unleashing Academic Change: Catalyzing and Sustaining Your Change Project

Does this sound familiar? Your course, project, or initiative based on the entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is positively transforming the ways in which your students or colleagues think and work. You're seeing real value! Now you want to expand the impact of your work and effect a broader change in your department or institution.

How do you convince others of that value to sustain the transformation?

Many academic professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels know this situation, especially those who work hard to challenge the established ways and add value with new ideas and practices. Faculty are encouraged and rewarded to develop their skills in highly specialized domains, but they generally lack training in non-domain specific skills which are necessary to catalyze and sustain important academic change efforts at institutions of all types.

Unleashing Academic Change: Catalyzing and Sustaining Your Change Project is a customized, research-based, practice-oriented workshop that will teach you to draw skills from fields outside of your disciplinary expertise to help you expand the impact of your EM-based project.

The ultimate goal of this workshop is to help you understand and leverage the context within which effective academic change can happen and to equip you with a suite of tools that can support your work.

Event Information

Making Academic Change Happen

Dates: June 7-9, 2021

Location: Virtual 

Cost: $1500.00


Cancellation Policy: If a participant cancels within 30 days of a workshop, the Kern Family Foundation may invoice the institution for a $150 cancelation fee to cover materials and other unrecoverable costs.

Your Workshop Journey

FacDev Journey

Mission

Making Academic Change Happen

Whether you are an individual or a team, a novice educator, an experienced educator, or anyone in between, you will:

  • Use the entrepreneurial mindset to draw skills from fields outside your disciplinary expertise
  • Expand the impact of your EM-based project
  • Understand and leverage the context within which effective academic change can happen
  • Acquire a suite of tools that can support your work

The workshop emphasizes the concurrent development of skillset and mindset, i.e. attitudes, dispositions, and motivations for undergraduate engineers. 

Key Deliverables

  • Evaluate your institutional context to identify opportunities for change
  • Create and share a vision for change
  • Identify and develop strategic partnerships
  • Deploy appropriate communication strategies to address different audiences
  • Obtain buy-in for your change initiatives
  • Structure and manage teams
  • Effectively assess and mitigate risks of your change projects
Making Academic Change Happen