Building Your Team of Change Champions
This interactive workshop uses the metaphor of a baseball team to illustrate the variety of people-roles involved in making educational improvements happen, as well as the academic ecosystem in which these changes occur. When making smaller-scale changes, the members may be more loosely structured like an informal sandlot team, though core roles still need to be fulfilled. Larger-scale changes may require visible change champions with different specialities, such as managing and coaching staff, and a team maintaining the stadium. This workshop looks at the broad scope of individuals necessary to field a team of change champions and helps participants build their own “roster” and “scouting” processes, whether their current (or envisioned) change is big, small, or somewhere in between. Everyone interested in changing engineering education is welcome. You do not need to have a “big idea” or a team to be part of this workshop
2017 IEEE Frontier in Education Conference (FIE)
Karlin, J., Bates, R., Allendoerfer, C., Ewert, D., & Ulseth, R. Building your team of change champions. Paper and conference workshop presented at FIE 2017, Indianapolis, IN. October 2017.