June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Educational Research and Methods
This research paper describes participatory action research with change agents who are engaged in making academic change on their campuses through the NSF REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) Program, focusing on the first cohort of awardees. Through REDPAR (RED Participatory Action Research), an NSF-funded collaboration between Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of Washington, we work with the RED teams to investigate the change process and also provide training and support. This paper addresses one of the research questions guiding the study, “How do change agents empower stakeholders to develop a shared vision for change?” We find that the RED teams have pursued different paths to engage their respective stakeholders, from building strategic partnerships with external stakeholders such as industrial advisory boards to initiating structural changes to shift internal culture in their institutions. We envision that these results will 1) demonstrate practices for initiating change in engineering and computer science departments, and 2) help other organizations understand how different types of stakeholder engagement can propel or decelerate a large-scale change project.
Margherio, C., & Litzler, E., & Doten-Snitker, K. (2017, June), Developing a Shared Vision for Change: New results from the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments Participatory Action Research Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28133
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