TC Framework

How to make sense of, design for and evaluate change!

Teaching Change in Higher Education Framework

The TC framework identifies four sets of forces that can hinder or support change. Each initiative, large or small, is influenced by hindering and supporting forces causing success to be uneven. Recognizing specific forces improves initiative design, shapes meaningful stakeholder engagement, and focuses efforts to implement and evidence.

Catalysts such as institutional initiatives, national association requirements, departmental approaches, educational development, and individual reflection can be leveraged to shift identified forces towards enabling change.

Learn more
  • Attend a conference session: ISSOTL (2019), CES (2019), POD (2019)
  • Sign up for early alert for webinars on the Teaching Change Framework
  • Watch the 4-minute interview with Carolyn (in 2020)
  • Download the guide (in 2020)
  • Book a consultation by emailing carolyn(at)
Recent applications of the TC Framework
  • Identified leverage catalysts for a stuck project
  • Named factors that stalled past projects to inform future projects
  • Identified stakeholders to talk to
  • Provided context when evidencing an initiative