TCI endorses the use of guiding principles that support the scaling of transformative change. These principles are not intended to dictate action, but rather enable informed decision making about the innovation and reform. They reflect theory about scaling, but they also reflect the input of community college educators and partners who are currently implementing reforms. Using a principle-driven approach puts individuals who know the complexity of their settings and understand the diverse student populations who enroll in their programs in the driver’s seat for sustaining and scaling reform. Guiding principles create a blueprint for scaling innovation that results in more equitable outcomes for diverse learners, including enhanced education, economic and social impact.
Scaling of transformative change will occur when leaders envision, encourage, and support innovation that supports all learners.
Transformative Leadership Principle
Equity and Outcomes
Guiding Principle for Equity and Outcomes Brief
Adoption and Adaptation
Scaling of transformative change will occur when adoption and adaptation honor and influence the cultures of the settings involved.
Adoption and Adaptation Principle
Scaling of transformative change will occur when data collected through ongoing and responsive evaluation is used strategically.
Data Utilization Principle
Policy Change Principle
Scaling of transformative change will occur when storytelling is used to facilitate learning about innovation and transformative change.
Storytelling Brief Principle
When organizational capacity for change is strategically planned, developed, and continuously implemented, transformative change is scaled.
Capacity Building Principle
Scaling of transformative change will occur when intentional communications are led by individuals with deep knowledge of their settings.
Intentional Communications Principle
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.
Partnerships and Networking Principle
Spread and Endurance
Scaling of transformative change will occur when innovations are chosen for scaling that show the potential to spread and endure.
Spread and Endurance Principle