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ERIC Number: ED532375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Engaging Faculty in the Achieving the Dream Initiative. Principles and Practices of Student Success
Birnback, Lara; Friedman, Will
Lumina Foundation for Education
Stakeholder engagement is critical to the success of Achieving the Dream. Broad-based support for the college's student success agenda and institutional change efforts requires engaging faculty, staff, students, community members, and others in the change process. These stakeholders can bring to light critical obstacles to student success and help generate solutions that close achievement gaps. When done skillfully, involving stakeholders in planning and implementing institutional change minimizes resistance and fosters a sense of shared responsibility. It can also create "distributed leadership" that complements leadership from the Achieving the Dream core and data teams and can help maintain momentum in the face of presidential transitions and other potential "derailers." The experiences of Achieving the Dream colleges show that it is especially important to involve faculty in efforts to improve student success. Faculty are well positioned to know what works and to design and implement innovations to better help students reach their goals. This guide offers principles and strategies for engaging faculty in efforts to create a culture of evidence and student success, along with specific examples from Achieving the Dream colleges. A list of resources is included. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education