Over the past three years, nearly 90 entrepreneurial leaders in higher education have joined together to learn about the latest innovations in teaching and learning, finances, and how to confront the external pressures facing colleges and universities. They have interacted with some of the leading thinkers inside and outside higher education, created what’s next through an innovative “design-thinking” curriculum, and cultivated their leadership skills through one-on-one coaching.
Do you know someone who would want to join this group?
I’m writing to ask if you might consider nominating someone on your campus to be part of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership’s next cohort, which will begin in November. This executive leadership program, now in its third year, is co-hosted by the presidents of Arizona State University and Georgetown University.
The graduates of this Academy include deans, associate provosts, vice presidents, and other senior leaders from campuses such as Ohio State University, Duke University, Oregon State University, Wesleyan University, Case Western Reserve University, and Texas Tech University.
The focus of the Academy is on new ideas and scaling innovation to improve institutional success. Over eight months, the program focuses on four key topics: change leadership, teaching and learning in a digital age, external challenges, and financial sustainability. The cohort comes together four times during the course of the program for intensive face-to-face sessions on each subject in both Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, where they apply the principles of “design thinking” to re-imagine the future of higher education and produce relevant projects. These projects might be of significant benefit to your institution and will be shared in a public forum at the end of the program.
The fellows are also assigned to a dedicated leadership coach, who offer guidance throughout the course of the program.
The ideal nominees for the program are entrepreneurial leaders: women and men on your campus who you envision as a part of the next generation of leadership in higher education. They can include mid-career and senior administrators or faculty, but they should be the people you or others often identify as change agents interested in building coalitions around innovation.
You are welcome to nominate multiple individuals by sending their names and contact information to me by July 25. Your nominees are welcome to also apply directly to the program at http://georgetown.asu.edu. The cost of the program is $12,000 per fellow, and scholarships are available.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me at Jeffrey.Selingo@asu.edu or (202) 997-3385. Should you be interested, I can also put you in touch with fellows who completed the program
Thank you very much.
Jeffrey J. Selingo
Special Advisor to the President
Arizona State University
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