Improvement science is a systematic approach to testing high-impact practices in education. The First2 Network uses improvement science to test high-impact practices — “change ideas” — that improve retention of first-generation and other under-represented college students in STEM fields. First2 has developed a theory of change that identifies four primary drivers of success for these students. Institutional teams within the First2 Network plan, conduct, study and act on change ideas using a Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle, then share their findings throughout the Network.
Below find a series of PDSA resources and processes all First2 Campus Institutional Teams should follow. If we all work together we can accelerate progress on all of our campuses!
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HOW TO VIDEOS
Overview of each part of a PDSA. These are short, instructive and to the point!