A Note from the Director
This week we began the process of selecting resource faculty for the summer institute. We know that the choosing the right resource faculty will equip teams with coaching and expertise they need for the projects they bring to the institute. We do this because investing in campus teams is how we can collectively create change that supports student success. Every step of planning the institute is designed to get teams to success.
We anchor our process with four core principles:
Tailored supports. The topics for sessions and expertise of resource faculty are selected in response to teams needs. Teams receive significant coaching from experts as they work together to build their plan.
Strong teams. Successful teams have diverse perspectives and campus roles; work through difference with the understanding that the end product will be better for it; and represent critical constituencies on their campuses.
Time to think and plan. The one thing most teams don’t have at home is dedicated time together. The summer institute provides time away from campus, giving them the space and time to dig deep collectively.
A supportive network. No plan is bullet-proof. When teams hit hurdles or need help, they can fall back on the network of talented resource faculty and peers they develop at the institute.
Do you have a campus project that could use some dedicated time and support? Perhaps your campus is developing a learning outcomes assessment for an upcoming accreditation visit or implementing guided pathways or tuning a first-year experience.