A Cupcake Theory for Failed New Initiatives

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In higher education, new initiatives are constantly being trialed. New modalities in student education, efforts to recruit and retain learners, and techniques to engage faculty in growth and development are examples of such initiatives. Numerous initiatives do not gain traction. Often these rapidly fade away with limited lessons about why they failed, frequently being accompanied by deferred responsibility and the retorts of an uninterested audience.

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