Examples of Successful Change
There are many examples of people making successful, large-scale changes to their introductory course or courses. Here are three examples presented at the 2014 Getting the Most Out of your Introductory Courses workshop.
Reform Funded by an External GrantListen to Dave Dempsey from San Francisco State University describe how he and his colleagues reformed their introductory courses with a grant from the National Science Foundation in his presentation Making Change Happen: A Parable.
New Course Development Supported InternallyListen to Anne Egger from Central Washington University describe how she and her colleagues successfully campaigned to develop a new set of introductory courses geared towards elementary education majors in her presentation New courses for pre-service teachers.
Tapping into a Larger InitiativeListen to Sara Harris from the University of British Columbia discuss the Earth and Ocean Sciences Science Education Initiative at UBC.