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What Makes Change Hard?

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2024: Bringing Innovation to Scale: Teaching-Focused Faculty as Change Agents April 03, 2024 - April 05, 2024

April 04, 2024 (09:30 AM PDT - 10:15 AM PDT)
Speaker(s): Natasha Speer (University of Maine)
Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium, Online/Virtual
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
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What Makes Change Hard?


Transforming mathematics courses, programs and departments so all students have equitable, effective learning opportunities aligned with their aspirations is a big challenge. Step one in making progress on this challenge is understanding the nature of the changes that are needed. In this session, we will analyze what makes our challenge especially challenging. Then we will consider some leadership practices that are especially well-suited to supporting change in complex situations.

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What Makes Change Hard?

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