REvolutionizing engineering and computer science departments (RED) is a significant, multi-directorate program emanating from the National Science Foundation’s IUSE (Improving Undergraduate Stem Education) and PFE (Professional Formation of Engineers) frameworks. The program supports departments to create “significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome long standing issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students prepared to solve 21st-century challenges.” This experiment in large-scale change began in 2015 with the first cohort of grantees. Currently, twenty six departments are participating in RED-funded initiatives. Additional details are available on the RED program page. Information about funded programs are available here.
NSF has also funded the RED Participatory Action Research (REDPAR) project. The purpose of this project is to conduct research on change with the RED teams who are pursuing their departmental projects. REDPAR translates the research produced through this collaboration into practical strategies for affecting change. If you are working on a change project, you will find these tip sheets created by REDPAR useful.
- Tips on Leadership Succession
- Tips on Starting a Change Project
- Tips on Creating Strategic Partnerships
- Tips on Communicating Change
- Tips on Creating Shared Vision
- Tips on Forming and Developing Teams