Customize EM to effect academic and cultural change in your institution!

When: June 13-16, 2022
Where: Virtual

Whether you are an individual or on a team, a novice educator, an experienced educator, or anyone in between, this customized, research-based, practice-oriented workshop can help you use your entrepreneurial mindset (EM) to draw skills from fields outside of your disciplinary expertise, to help you expand the impact of your EM-based project!

The ultimate goal of Unleashing Academic Change is to help participants understand and leverage the context within which effective academic change can happen and to equip you with a suite of tools that can support your work.

Registration closed.

3 Key Takeaways:

Everything you learn from the facilitation and coaching team and other participants can be immediately applied to your context and topics of interest.

  • Evaluate your institutional context to identify opportunities for change to create and share a vision for change.

  • Identify and develop strategic partnerships.

  • Learn motivation/persuasion strategies to facilitate cultural change and deploy appropriate communication strategies to address different audiences.

The Unleashing Academic Change Workshop Sequence of Courses

These three courses are completed before, during, and following the June 13-16, 2022 Meetup

  • 1. Quickstart

    The QuickStart course begins your adventure. You can start your journey immediately after registering. In this self-paced online course, you will learn the central ideas of entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and consider how to apply them within your courses and curriculum. The facilitation team has customized your introduction to EM with examples and will ask you to identify a candidate project.

  • 2. Meetup

    Within the Meetup course and portion of the workshop, you will interact (and likely even have some fun) with the facilitation team and other participants. The Meetup for this particular workshop will be virtual! Up to 30 participants will collaborate online from June 13-16, 2022. Learning from each other is always one of the most valuable and memorable parts of any workshop sequence. Individual participants will arrive — and a community will emerge.

  • 3. Press Onward

    Pressing Onward can be transformative. The course includes a series of online meetings with other participants and members of the facilitation team. The ample time between meetings affords an opportunity to develop your ideas and experiment. Get real results as you apply what you learned and share discoveries along the way. When complete, you'll publish a card on to serve as a resource for the community.

Transform your teaching, research, or service.

Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development Workshops deliver actionable, adaptable strategies and resources that empower you to create long-lasting value with the entrepreneurial mindset (EM). Expert faculty from top institutions have created these workshops that provide guidance to complete a project while collaborating with faculty from across the nation.


Facilitator & Coach

Eva Andrijcic

Eva Andrijcic is an Associate Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she has taught since 2013. She received her PhD and MS in Systems and Information Engineering from University of Virginia. Since 2015, Eva has been involved in research and practice related to change management in academia, and in that capacity she has co-developed and led a number of NSF-sponsored workshops (“Making Academic Change Happen”) for administrators and faculty interested in building their capacity to catalyze and sustain academic change efforts. Additionally, since 2017, Eva has been a member of the NSF-sponsored Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Participatory Action Research (REDPAR) team, composed of practitioners from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and researchers from the University of Washington’s Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE). As part of REDPAR, Eva has helped to develop an innovative STEM faculty development model and study the resulting processes of change through a practice/research collaboration with multidisciplinary teams funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) RED Program. Through her work with MACH and REDPAR, Eva has co-authored a number of publications in the area of change management and faculty development.

Facilitator & Coach

Sriram Mohan

Sriram Mohan is a Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Rose-Hulman institute of Technology. Sriram received a B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Madras and M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Indiana University. During his time at Rose-Hulman, Sriram has served as a consultant in Hadoop and NoSQL systems and has helped a variety of clients in the Media, Insurance, and Telecommunication sectors. In addition to his industrial consulting activities, Sriram maintains an active research profile in data science, academic change, and education research that has led to over 40 publications or presentations. At Rose-Hulman, Sriram has focused on incorporating reflection, and problem based learning activities in the Software Engineering curriculum. Sriram has been fundamental to the revamp of the entire software engineering program at Rose-Hulman. Sriram is a founding member of the Engineering Design program and continues to serve on the leadership team that has developed innovative ways to integrate Humanities, Science, Math, and Engineering curriculum into a studio based education model. In 2015, Sriram was selected as the Outstanding Young Alumni of the year by the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. Sriram serves as a facilitator for MACH, a unique faculty development experience, aimed at helping faculty and administrator develop a change agent tool box.

Facilitator & Coach

Julia Williams

Julia M. Williams joined the faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1992, then assumed duties as Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment in 2005. From 2016-19, she served as Interim Dean of Cross-Cutting Programs and Emerging Opportunities. In this role, she supported the work of faculty who create multi-disciplinary learning opportunities for Rose-Hulman students. Williams’ publications on assessment, engineering and professional communication, and tablet PCs have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, among others. She has been awarded grants from Microsoft, HP, the Engineering Communication Foundation, and National Science Foundation. Currently she supports the work of the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (NSF RED) grant recipients. She has received numerous awards including the 2015 Schlesinger Award (IEEE Professional Communication Society) and 2010 Sterling Olmsted Award (ASEE Liberal Education Division).