New Book: Student-Centered Pedagogy and Course Transformation at Scale, Facilitating Faculty Agency to IMPACT Institutional Change
Posted by Stylus Publishing on April 6, 2021
In response to national concerns a decade ago, driven by research that showed that higher education was making little impact on students’ development of broad competencies and critical thinking, the provost and president of Purdue University, a research university, instituted a program whose goals were to build on the accumulated knowledge on effective teaching to facilitate student learning, improve outcomes, and change the institutional culture around teaching and learning – objectives to which many institutions aspire, but which few consistently attain, or attain at scale.
This book, Student-Centered Pedagogy and Course Transformation at Scale, Facilitating Faculty Agency to IMPACT Institutional Change by Chantal Levesque-Bristol, describes the development of Purdue’s IMPACT program (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation), from its tentative beginning, when it struggled to recruit 35 faculty fellows, to the present, when 350 have been enrolled and the university has more applications than it can currently handle. Overall, more than 600 courses have been impacted, many of which have seen significantly reduced DFW rates.
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