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Faculty and administrators contribute to volume on change in higher education institutions

Boise State faculty and administrators contributed two chapters in a recently published volume, Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education.

The first chapter in the book, Driving Change: Using the CACAO Framework in an Institutional Change Project, describes the use of the CACAO change model used during the WIDER PERSIST project, supported by the National Science Foundation under grant #DUE-1347830.

The writers from Boise State were:

  • Brittnee Earl, project manager in the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Karen Viskupic, assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences
  • Anthony Marker, professor in the Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
  • Amy Moll, professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Tony Roark, interim provost and a professor of philosophy
  • R. Eric Landrum, department chair and professor in the Department of Psychological Science
  • Susan E. Shadle, vice provost for undergraduate studies and a professor of chemistry

The work serves as an example of how change frameworks can be used to guide and implement large scale changes in higher education.

A second chapter, An Exploratory Study of What Different Theories Can Tell Us about Change. Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach. was coauthored by Susan Shadle with colleagues from five other institutions and explored how theories can inform STEM education change.