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ERIC Number: ED427591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 34
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A Movement Approach to Organizational Change. Understanding the Influences of a Collaborative Faculty Development Program. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Carlson-Dakes, Christopher; Sanders, Katherine
This paper reports on research evaluating a faculty development program, Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment (CCLE), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The study combined a contextual study to examine historical data and three case studies with participant verification. CCLE is a voluntary professional development program designed to encourage faculty collaboration. It has two stages of participation: stage 1 is a year-long commitment to meet weekly with a team of seven to nine fellow faculty for readings and activities leading to the development of a consensus diagram of the learning environment; in stage 2, faculty are involved either in direct classroom implementation of innovations mentored and observed by other team members or in an in-depth study of a topic. The contextual study analyzed more than 250 interview transcripts with faculty CCLE participants during the program's first three years and found that faculty work was usually seen as competitive and isolated. The case studies are each reported in terms of three common themes: (1) developing personal awareness; (2) articulating the process of collaboration; and (3) expanding the scope. Results are also interpreted in the context of cycles of organizational change. (Contains 40 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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