Presentation on theme: "CHANGE STRATEGIES MOVING BEYOND THE FIRST REDESIGN."— Presentation transcript:
CHANGE STRATEGIES MOVING BEYOND THE FIRST REDESIGN
STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM Faculty and departments have to have a rich environment of support for technological innovations. Compare Virginia Tech and University of Alabama environments. Seek out and grow leaders. Reward structure must be clear for positive innovations.
Brief History of Projects at UA Math Lab (now has 6 courses) Logic (Philosophy) Art History Spanish Sociology Physics Biology Psychology English On the horizon Statistics
Grass root versus top-down models Faculty buy in Size of core faculty and numbers of senior faculty members Critical issue is that faculty and their departments understand what problem they are correcting: Improving student learning, promoting active learners, handling more students with less or same resources, etc.
Institutional Challenges Change in Administration Provide fertile environment for usage of technology. Strong assessment and evaluation mechanisms and processes. Firm commitment to this method. Strong leadership (all my associate deans) Finding the resources.