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Researching and Enacting Change in Postsecondary Education
Leveraging Instructors' Social Networks





ISBN 9781138336872
Published September 11, 2018 by Routledge
156 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Calls to improve undergraduate STEM education have resulted in initiatives that seek to bolster student learning outcomes by promoting changes in teaching practices. Written by participants in a series of ground-breaking social network analysis (SNA) workshops, Researching and Enacting Change in Postsecondary Education argues that the academic department is a highly productive focus for the spread of new, network-based teaching ideas. By clarifying methodological issues related to SNA data collection and articulating relevant theoretical approaches to the topic, this book leverages current knowledge about social network theory and SNA techniques for understanding instructional improvement in higher education.

Table of Contents

Foreword



Sandra L. Laursen, University of Colorado Boulder





Chapter 1. Introduction



Naneh Apkarian



Charles Henderson





Chapter 2. Change in Higher Education



Charles Henderson



Kathleen Quardokus Fisher



Andrea Beach





Chapter 3. Social Network Terminology



Alexis V. Knaub



Charles Henderson





Chapter 4. Social Network Analysis in K-12 Settings: Review, Implications, and New Directions for Higher Education



Christoforos Mamas



Alan J. Daly





Chapter 5. Four Perspectives for Interpreting Social Networks



Alexis V. Knaub



Charles Henderson



Chris Rasmussen



Stanley M. Lo





Chapter 6. Network Measurement and Data Collection Methods in Higher Education: Practices and Guidelines



John Skvoretz



Julie Risien



Bennett B. Goldberg





Chapter 7. Instructor Discussion Networks across 22 Departments



Kathleen Quardokus Fisher



Naneh Apkarian





Chapter 8. Coda



Chris Rasmussen



Naneh Apkarian

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Biography

Charles R. Henderson is a professor in the Physics Department and a professor and Director of the Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University.





Chris Rasmussen is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University.





Alexis Knaub is a postdoctoral research associate in the Physics Department at Western Michigan University.





Naneh Apkarian in a research assistant in the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education at San Diego State University.





Alan J. Daly is a professor and chair of the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego.





Kathleen Quardokus Fisher is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth & Environment and the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University.