Community College Research Initiatives

Guiding principles

TCI endorses the use of guiding principles that support the scaling of transformative change. These principles are intended to enable informed decision making about innovation and reform. They reflect theory about scaling and reflect the input of community college educators and partners who implement reforms. Using a principle-driven approach best positions individuals to sustain and scale reform who know the complexity of their settings and understand the diverse student populations who enroll in their programs. Guiding principles create a blueprint for scaling innovation that results in more equitable outcomes for diverse learners, including enhanced education, economic and social impact.

Principles

Transformative Leadership

Scaling of transformative change will occur when leaders envision, encourage, and support innovation that supports all learners.

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Guiding Principle for Equity and Outcomes Brief

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Adoption and Adaptation

Scaling of transformative change will occur when adoption and adaptation honor and influence the cultures of the settings involved

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Data Utilization

Scaling of transformative change will occur when data collected through ongoing and responsive evaluation is used strategically. (Document TBD)

Policy Change

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Storytelling Brief

Scaling of transformative change will occur when storytelling is used to facilitate learning about innovation and transformative change.

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Capacity Building

When organizational capacity for change is strategically planned, developed, and continuously implemented, transformative change is scaled.

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Intentional Communications

Scaling of transformative change will occur when intentional communications are led by individuals with deep knowledge of their settings.

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Partnerships and Networking

Scaling of transformative change will occur when individuals engage in partnerships and networking to gain access to expertise, professional development, and other vital resources.

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Spread and Endurance

Scaling of transformative change will occur when innovations are chosen for scaling that show the potential to spread and endure.

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