Hello Departmental Action Team supporters! We hope this very occasional newsletter finds you well.
We need your help publicizing our pilot student DELTA survey! We are hoping for 2000 participants this fall. The survey helps departments characterize their culture and what students desire for change, and is a companion to our faculty DELTA survey. Please invite your undergraduate classes and fellow instructors to participate – for participating students, we will raffle off five $100 gift cards! Reply to this email with your interest, and we will send you the invitation materials.
We received an NSF grant to host a workshop on departmental change in two year colleges with our colleague, Tara Jo Holmberg! Stay tuned for participation information in our next missive.
Check out these new articles!
Wise, S.B., Ngai, C., Corbo, J.C., Gammon, M.A., Rivard, J.K., Smith, C.E. (2022). Toward institutionalizing successful innovations in the academy. To Improve the Academy
Reinholz, D.L., Pilgrim, M.E., Stone-Johnstone, A., Falkenberg, K., Geanious, C., Ngai, C., Corbo, J.C., Wise, S.B. (2021). Focus on outcomes: Fostering Systemic Departmental Improvements. To Improve the Academy
A number of DATs at CU and CSU are continuing to work together. New DATs have been started or are in the works in 18 locations around N. America!
A new NSF-funded collaboration has begun to apply the DAT model to science and engineering departments at U. Illinois, Chicago, with the aim of identifying and reducing barriers to student inclusion and success.
The Computer Science DAT at U. Colorado Boulder improved the design of a student study space and developed an inclusive ambassador program using student input, in 2021.
Photo: Two student DAT members and a faculty advisor install artwork aimed at supporting students in the new Computer Science Engineering Lab (CSEL) at U. Colorado Boulder.
We have found an informal “Facilitator Network” to be a valued source of support. The network we operate at CU meets online monthly and follows a community of practice model.
Reminder, our Digital Toolkit provides 100+ free resources for facilitators: slides, handouts, and how-to guides!
As always, feel free to contact us using this form with ideas or questions, and to send us updates on your DAT journeys!