What Works: Leadership
- Build on outstanding examples of approaches and formats to revitalize teaching and learning, looking beyond single classrooms, departments, and institutions for reforms that can be adapted in other settings.
- Energize gifted and respected leaders in the faculty and administrative ranks, give them the requisite flexibility, responsibility, and resources to affect change.
- Understand the critical questions at each stage in the process of reform, and ask then in a context of mutual respect and shared commitments.
- Have a prescient understanding of the students of today and of the future in which they will live and work.
- Take risks, seek new collaborators and supporters, develop partnerships that dissolve boundaries within the academy and within the larger community.
- Broaden the discussion, redefine the problem, and understand the kaleidoscopic nature of efforts to build natural science communities that serve the national interest.