Collaborative Transformation of Entry-Level Courses: RAC1
University of Kansas
RAC1 examines course transformation programs as catalysts for change in faculty teaching practices and culture. The aim of this work is to learn how course transformation initiatives can advance the larger BVA goal of increasing faculty adoption and adaptation of evidence-based teaching methods supporting effective student learning. Its central hypothesis is that the actions of academic leaders to support course transformation, combined with the formation of intellectual communities around evidence-based teaching, can promote the adoption of such practices. Moreover, we argue that the provision of departmentally-focused support will provide the optimal conditions for the adoption of these methods and, in the longer run, catalyze culture change. RAC1 activity is concentrated in two externally-funded projects, one focused on course transformation in the humanities (CHRP) and the other focused on course transformation in STEM (TRESTLE).
How to Engage with RAC1
Please contact Andrea Follmer Greenhoot at firstname.lastname@example.org at Kansas University.