The Accelerating Systemic Change Network (ASCN) invites you to join us for the 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, April 3-5, 2019. We will bring together researchers, faculty, change agents, administrators, and policymakers to focus on transforming undergraduate education. This conference will address critical questions related to institutional change in higher education and foster connections between researchers and change agents across fields. We intend to provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration as we work together to bring about institutional change and to define the future of this work.

The 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference will feature the following plenary speakers and sessions:

  • Robin Wright, Division Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE) at the National Science Foundation
  • Kelly Mack, Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U
  • Funding panel: Perspectives of change from funding agencies working in higher education

Proposal submission for the 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference is now open! Please see the conference website for more information, including the call for proposals and travel information. The proposal submission deadline is November 11, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST. We invite submissions of both early and mature projects that focus on all aspects of institutional change, including change outcomes, change processes, and contexts of change. We encourage submissions from groups as well as individuals (see session formats on the call for proposals for more information about proposal types).

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If you have any questions about ASCN or the 2019 Transforming Institutions Conference, please contact us at [email protected].