Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts, 2004- present » Postings in 2004 » Dimensions of leadership development for undergraduate STEM »
Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
Leadership and institutional transformation
April 16, 2004
- Success in transforming the undergraduate learning environment
- From PKAL's examination of the work of institutions having demonstrable success in transforming the undergraduate learning environment, we determine that on these campuses there is...
- Strengthening undergraduate STEM programs
- The undergraduate educational experience is the critical link in achieving our national objectives. The reason is simple. Undergraduate institutions produce those who go on to teach in America's K-12 schools. They are the source of future Ph.D.'s; they produce the political leaders, the local school board members, the Federal, state, and local officials who will make policy decisions relating to scientific and technological issues that have an impact on how we all live, work, and interact.
- Leaders need to communicate
- All too often, a leadership team thinking about new directions fails to think through and put in motion a communication plan as an integral prelude to and part of the anticipated change. Developing a thoughtful communication plan and carrying it out effectively are vital aspects of any successful significant change. Communication, with different levels of intensity and of varying breadth and scope, must occur as the process proceeds.