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Abstract Title: Managing teams for instructional change: understanding three types of diversity
Abstract: Although using teams to improve undergraduate STEM instruction is a promising change strategy, little has been done to investigate how such teams can be structured and managed effectively. In particular, it is unusual for higher education leaders and researchers to critically examine the effects of diversity on team processes and performance. Here, we explore how three types of diversity---diversity in information, values, and status---are reflected in the literature. We note that the negative impacts of diversity are often not discussed, and suggest that increased attention to potential drawbacks could benefit both researchers and change leaders.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alice Olmstead
Western Michigan University
Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1722
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Andrea Beach, Western Michigan University

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