THE EVOLUTION OF A MOVEMENT: Orchestrating a Campus-Wide Learning-Centered Course Redesign Project
From Declining by Degrees to Academically Adrift, everywhere we turn the call for reform in higher education has been loud and clear. One of the most wicked problems confronting administrators seems to be a demand for faculty development which inspires faculty to alter their methods in order to optimize student success and achievement of learning outcomes, while also promoting student responsibility. Increasing evidence suggests a shift toward a learning-centered paradigm as an appropriate solution. Using our experience orchestrating a campus-wide learning-centered course redesign, we combine critical components of the leadership, course-redesign, and learning-centered literature to demonstrate how academic leaders can effect change, as well as create a receptive environment in which the seeds for transformation can take root.