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Change Agent Course

Awareness. Action. Accountability. Transformation.

The ADVANCE Change Agent course prepares academics and professional staff for social justice leadership that ignites change at individual, unit and institutional levels through professional development, networking and training.

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THE IMPACT OF ADVANCE CHANGE AGENT COURSE

90

faculty and campus leaders completed the course over 2 years

26

course completers held both a tenured faculty rank and an academic leadership appointment

(e.g. Chair/Dean/Program Director)

35

COURSE COMPLETERS HELD ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

COURSE COMPLETERS REPRESENTED

26

academic departments

13

administrative units

COURSE BENEFITS

Stronger connections among faculty, staff, and campus leaders committed to lead social justice change in their units and institutions.

Increased individual and collective awareness of social justice inequities.

Improved capacity to affect necessary change.

NATIONAL IMPACT

9 Faculty from 3 institutions were taught how to facilitate the course and assess its impact

100 + faculty at these institutions have taken the course

These faculty reported gains in their knowledge about equity and inclusion, as well as their confidence in their individual ability, as well as their ability to work with others, to affect change on their campuses.

Testimonials

To be an effective resource and advocate for the diverse students and teachers I work with, I need to be a student of difference—learning from people with different backgrounds and experiences so that I can help them do their best work.

Tom Sura

Undergraduate Writing Program, English

It has been helpful to know that there are others on campus working to learn and enact change in my local spaces and across campus broadly. Just knowing that inspires confidence. I am an experimentalist by training, but I had not considered working toward social change as an experiment. I think I had been afraid of screwing up. I'm more likely to engage in the process, simply by recognizing that we can learn from best practices, try something, learn from it, and do better the next time.

Dana Huebert-Lima

Interacting with people from other departments from the University and learning from their own experiences in a safe space was very valuable.

Marcela Redigolo