Reclaiming the Power of Consultations for Institutional Change

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
Room: Room:
Dunwoody C
Session Track
Session Format

Originally, academic developers conceived of consultations in a humanistic mode of inquiry - a process that allows for the desires, experiences, and perspectives of the individual to drive their teaching development in the service of educational reform. In practice and in research, consultations often shrink in scope to troubleshooting and strategizing. How can academic developers reclaim consultations as tools for educational transformation? This sessions invites participants to envision new pathways for unleashing the power of consultations in the service of higher education reform. Conversations with faculty, consultants, and students offer evidence that a philosophical re-orientation of consultations is necessary and timely.

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