Curricular Change, Resistance, and Leadership Workshop


Participants will be able to

  • Describe characteristics of individual change
  • Describe characteristics of change and resistance in organizations, particularly educational organizations
  • Describe processes that promote and hinder change in organizations
  • Explore alternative models for change
  • Develop a preliminary model for change on your campus
Participant Background Requirements
  • None
  • Individual change
  • Change and resistance
  • Processes that promote and hinder change
  • Change models: definition and alternatives
  • Introductions
  • Individual change
  • Change and resistance
  • Guided discussion on change and resistance
  • Dynamics of change
  • Guided discussion on processes that promote and hinder change
  • Change models
  • Guided discussion on alternative change models and developing your own change model


Jeffrey Froyd is a Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University and serves as the Project Director, NSF Foundation Coalition. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. His interests include control systems design, VLSI design, and engineering education.

For further information
Foundation Coalition workshops can be presented on your campus. You can customize the content of the workshop by collaborating with workshop facilitators. In addition, the length of each workshop can be customized to your needs by adjusting the degree of interactivity and participation. If you are interested in hosting one or more Foundation Coalition workshops on your campus, visit our Web site at or contact at or 979.845.7574.


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