Facilitating Change in Higher Education: The Departmental Action Team Model

Facilitating Change in Higher Education: The Departmental Action Team Model

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Overview

Creating positive and sustainable change in higher education is hard. Facilitating Change in Higher Education provides a complete roadmap to support those interested in driving departmental change. This book blends theory and practice so that readers understand the why and the how behind creating change in higher education. Covered topics include developing change agency, building a productive team culture, and interfacing with key stakeholders. Supported by over 100 resources integrated into the text, readers will come away feeling prepared to facilitate change in their own context. For more information, please visit dat-project.org

The authors (Courtney Ngai, Joel C. Corbo, Karen L. Falkenberg, Chris Geanious, Alanna Pawlak, Mary E. Pilgrim, Gina M. Quan, Daniel L. Reinholz, Clara Smith, and Sarah B. Wise) have collectively worked together to develop the Departmental Action Team model for creating change presented in this book. They have a combined 35 years of experience researching and facilitating change in higher education and more than 15 publications on the subject. They continue to work at the intersection of change, equity, and higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735901008
Publisher: Glitter Cannon Press
Publication date: 10/23/2020
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

What Is a Departmental Action Team?

What Are the Components of the DAT Model?

CHAPTER 2: PREPARING FOR THE FORMATION OF A DAT

How Do Department Members View Departmental Change?

How Do Facilitators Know if a Department Is Ready for a DAT?

How Do Facilitators Form a DAT?

CHAPTER 3: PREPARING TO FACILITATE DATS

What Does It Mean to Be an External Co-facilitator?

What Are the Roles of DAT Facilitators?

How Can a Facilitator Develop Their Skills?

How Do Facilitators Learn About the DAT's Departmental Culture?

How Can Facilitators Develop Legitimacy?

CHAPTER 4: BUILDING A HIGH FUNCTIONING TEAM

What Role Does Culture Play for the Functioning of a Team?

How Do Facilitators Support Positive Interactions in a DAT?

How Do Facilitators Ensure Equitable Participation in a DAT?

How Do Facilitators Teach Process Skills to DAT Members?

CHAPTER 5: DEVELOPING DAT MEMBERS' CHANGE AGENCY

How Do DAT Members Develop Their Capacity as Change Agents?

How Do DAT Members Come to Feel like Change Agents?

CHAPTER 6: GUIDING A DAT THROUGH A PROJECT

How Do Facilitators Prepare for DAT Meetings?

How Do Facilitators Help the DAT Create a Shared Vision?

How Do Facilitators Help the DAT Develop Achievable Outcomes?

How Do Facilitators Help the DAT Prioritize and Plan a Project?

How Do Facilitators Help the DAT Implement Their Action Plan and Monitor Progress?

CHAPTER 7: EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING THE DEPARTMENT

How Does the DAT Build a Positive Relationship with Department Members?

How Does the DAT Establish Regular Communication with the Department?

How Does the DAT Connect with Relevant Administrators?

CHAPTER 8: THE DAT'S FUTURE

How Do Facilitators Navigate a DAT's Future?

How Do Facilitators Support DAT Members in Becoming Internal Facilitators?

CHAPTER 9: CONCLUSION

What Is the Long-Term Outcome of the DAT Model?

What Are Other Ways to Apply the DAT Model?

GLOSSARY

INDEX OF FIGURES AND TABLES

INDEX OF CORE PRINCIPLE EXAMPLES

INDEX OF DAT ACTIVITIES AND PROCESS SKILLS

INDEX OF DATS IN REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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