Working with your Colleagues to Effect Change

Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Student Union: Fiesta A and B
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Cailin Orr, Carleton College

To institute InTeGrate principles at scales larger than a course, 16 institutional or cross-institutional teams across the country embarked on implementation efforts to use InTeGrate materials and approaches to reach programmatic goals including: recruiting and supporting diverse learners, teaching about the Earth across the curriculum, connecting geoscience to societal issues, preparing teachers to teach Earth Science, and supporting transfer between 2 year and 4 year programs and to the workforce. The teams have provided detailed information about what they did, why, and how it worked as a way of providing models for others interested in combining learning about the Earth with societal issues. In this workshop, learn about the challenges and successes of individual programs, common elements across programs, and how they set about making and supporting change.

In this workshop we will use the examples and lessons learned by the InTeGrate Implementation programs to help participants design a plan to support departmental/institutional change including aspects such as aligning effort with institutional priorities, making use of assets that already exist, and engaging other stakeholders in the efforts. Specific examples of how practices have been put into place at other institutions will be presented. Together we will explore these materials and consider how you can put this information into practice.

Please bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop.


At the end of this workshop, participants will have:

  • motivation to launch and sustain programmatic change
  • strategies for aligning effort with institutional priorities, making use of assets that already exist, and engaging other stakeholders in the efforts
  • greater familiarity with InTeGrate principles and resources
  • new colleagues engaged in this work


1:30 Welcome Introductions and goals for the workshop
Introduction to Implementation Programs (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.4MB Jul19 17)

1:45 - 2:30 Working together to explore the InTeGrate Implementation Program descriptions as examples for how to make institutional change happen.
Questions for exploring the IPs (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 13kB Jul19 17)

2:35-2:45 Break

2:45- 3:15 Match example approaches, evaluation strategies and specific interventions to work we want to do at our own institutions. Considering Lessons Learned from the Implementation program leaders.
Questions for your institution (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Jul19 17)

3:15-3:40 Discussing our plans, considering barriers, and sharing strategies

3:40 Personal Action Planning
Personal Action Plan (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 15kB Jul14 17)

3:55 End of Workshop Evaluation

4:00 Adjourn

Additional Resources:

Suggestions for Making Change Happen from the Implementation Program leads.

There is a pair of recorded webinars by Judith Ramaley focused on Expanding the Impact of Your Program

Pathways to Institutional Change from the HHMI Capstone institutions

Workshop on Building Institutional Capacity from the IINSPIRE LSAMP program led by Iowa State University