Physics and Astronomy
CBE Life Sciences Education
Departments are now recognized as an important locus for sustainable change on university campuses. Making sustainable changes typically requires a shift in culture, but culture is complex and difficult to measure. For this reason, cultural changes are often studied using qualitative methods that provide rich, detailed data. However, this imposes barriers to measuring culture and studying change at scale (i.e., across many departments). To address this issue, we introduce the Departmental Education and Leadership Transformation Assessment (DELTA), a new survey aimed at capturing cultural changes in undergraduate departments. We describe the survey’s development and validation and provide sugges-tions for its utility for researchers and practitioners.
National Science Foundation
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Courtney Ngai, Mary E. Pilgrim, Daniel L. Reinholz, Joel C. Corbo, and Gina M. Quan. "Developing the DELTA: Capturing cultural changes in undergraduate departments" CBE Life Sciences Education (2020). https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.19-09-0180