Over the past several years, BVA Senior Scholars, Mary Huber and Pat Hutchings, have been conducting longitudinal case studies of four departments participating in a Bay View Alliance initiative on course transformation. The TRESTLE initiative embeds discipline-based pedagogical experts in STEM departments where they can collaborate with faculty on course redesign. The goal is to promote changes in teaching practices and department culture.
The departments involved in the case studies are:
- Biology, University of Kansas
- Geoscience, University of British Columbia
- Physics, Queen’s University
- Computer Science, Indiana University Bloomington
The case studies provide an in-depth account of the dynamics of departmental, institutional, and disciplinary culture central to academic leadership and change.