Peer Review, Spring 2015

Current Issue


Navigating Institutional Change for Student Success in STEM

This issue, sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation as part of the PKAL Guide to Systemic Institutional Change in STEM Education project, features case studies by institutions that developed and field tested a comprehensive institutional model for facilitating strategic change in STEM education. The model takes a scientific approach and provides both a process and content scaffold for campus leaders to facilitate change efforts. It offers leadership, planning, assessment, and practical tools for developing a strategic plan for change, including evidence-based practices. The model also provides a “readiness” tool for assessing the capacity for change in terms of faculty expertise, resources, and campus infrastructure as well as a rubric for monitoring progress. Although the model was developed for STEM specifically, it can be adapted to other institutional change projects more broadly or outside the STEM disciplines.

Table of Contents
From the Editor

By Shelley Johnson Carey


Susan Elrod, California State University–Chico, and Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California

By Mary J. S. Roth, Lafayette College, and Susan Elrod, California State University–Chico


By Chris Pagliarulo and Marco Molinaro; both of University of California–Davis

By Susan Baxter, Judy Botelho, and Ken O’Donnell; all of the California State University System Office

By Bidushi Bhattacharya and David E. Hansen; both of the W. M. Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges

By Kathleen F. Weaver, Jerome V. Garcia, and Christine Broussard; all of University of La Verne

By Robert A. Koch and Michael Loverude; both of California State University–Fullerton

By Caron Inouye, Chung-Hsing Ouyang, Stephanie Couch, and Elizabeth Yeager; all of California State University–East Bay

Reality Check

By Kelly Mack and Christina Shute; both of AAC&U's Office of Undergraduate STEM Education and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)

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