Dr. Gabriela Weaver

STEM Speaker, April 21, 2015: Shifting the Teaching Culture in a Research University to Student-Centered Approaches


Vice Provost for Faculty Development; Director, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Take-Home Lessons
• Institutional change involves cultural change, so the values and practices of the context must be understood.
• It is critical to examine the reward system so that it aligns with the practices that the institution wants to support/promote.
• Higher education institutions must be viewed as a system, and change to one aspect will affect and cause change in others.