The strategic planning workshop is a facilitated session that guides participants through: a) visioning of the ideal campus for student learning, b) needs assessment to gauge where the host campus is falling short of the ideal, c) identification of an issue or issues that the participants wish to address to move the campus closer to the ideal, d) strategic planning using Backward Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 1998) to develop a plan to successfully address the issue.
- Develop a strategic plan to address a campus issue whose resolution will support participants' efforts to adopt evidence-based teaching and create an inclusive learning program for students.
- Backward design
- Needs assessment
Active Learning/Formative Assessment Strategies
- Whole group discussion
- Strategic planning
Work by organizational change researchers has shown that pedagogical training focused on the individual, without concomitant changes to the individual's environment that support them as they transition from more passive to more active, student-centered teaching, is insufficient. For this reason, the MIST was adapted from the original National Academies Summer Institute using Charles Henderson's Four Categories of Change Strategies to add elements- the Strategic Planning and Administrator workshops - that address institutional barriers to broad adoption of evidence-based teaching approaches.
- Reflect on the following two questions:
- If you were dropped into the middle of a campus that was ideal for student learning, what would attributes would you see? What would you see in terms of spaces, infrastructure, policies, attitudes, values, cultures, teaching behaviors, curricula, etc?
- What would your campus need to do to move closer to this ideal?
- Create your vision statement: Visit the Strategic Planning Google Folder then go to the folder for your institution.
- Collect vision statements on the vision statement report out document.
- Create your needs assessment: Visit the Strategic Planning Google Folder then go to the folder for your institution.
- Collect needs assessment statements on the needs assessment report out document.
- Develop your strategic plan: Visit the Strategic Planning Google Folder then go to the folder for your institution.
- Make a copy of the Strategic Planning template and name it for your groups topic and fill it out with your goal, outcomes and action plan for achieving your outcomes.
- Borrego, M., and Henderson, C (2014) Increasing the use of evidence-based teaching in STEM Higher Education: A comparison of eight change strategies. J Engineering Educ., 103(2), 220-252.
- Henderson, C., Beach, A., and Finkelstein, N. (2011) Facilitating change in undergraduate STEM instructional practices: An analytic review of the literature. J Res in Sci Teaching, 48(8), 952-984.
- Henderson, C., Finkelstein, N., and Beach, A. (2010) Beyond Dissemination in College Science Teaching: An introduction to four core change strategies. J Coll Sci Teach 39(5), 18-25.