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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES AND FEMALES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

A publication of:

 

Educational Leadership Enhancement Grant Program Advisory Committee

Florida Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Coordination

1997 Edition


CONTENTS

Professional Association Meetings

Internships and Fellowships

Seminars and Symposia


Professional Association Meetings

1. American Council o Education (ACE)

ACE sponsors two types of leadership development workshops for academic chairpersons and deans. Two-day workshops can be arranged individually for a specific institution or consortium, and the program is designed to fit the needs of the sponsoring institutions(s). An experienced coordinator leads each workshop and specialists are brought to the campus to address other topics of interest. Through these workshops, a significant number of department chairs and deans can benefit from the program, and the shared training experience helps create a support network among chairs. National workshops are held twice each year, in Washington in June and at a location in the West in November. Participants for the national workshops include provosts, deans, and department chairs. Participants also receive materials that address timely issues for and about chairpersons.

Contact: Rose-Marie G. Oster, Director, Department of Leadership Programs; One Dupont Circle, Suite 800; Washington, DC 20036 (202) 939-9415.

2. American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)

AAHE encourages campus teams to register for its annual meeting to explore higher education issues. AAHE provides complimentary working space in which teams may meet in separate sessions for briefings by convention speakers for in-depth discussions on topics of particular interest to them and their institutions. The four-day convention is held in March or early April, rotating among Washington, DC, Chicago, and San Francisco. There is a reduced convention fee for team members who register together.

Contact: Judy Corcillio, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W, Suite 360; Washington, DC 20036 (202) 293-6440.

3. American Association of University Administrators (AAUA)

Offers programs periodically on governance, tenure, and academic freedom issues.

Contact: 1012 Fourteenth Street, N.W., Suite 500; Washington, DC 20005 (202) 737-5900.

4. American Management Association (AMA)

AMA offers an extensive and diverse array of seminars and workshops on issues of management. Topics range from staff supervision to team building to human resource management. Many programs are also available on video and audio tape.

Contact: 135 West 50th Street; New York, NY 10020 (212) 296-8400.

5. Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Forums for Women and Minorities in Institutional Advancement. The CASE forums are designed for women and minorities who hold key positions in institutional advancement. The programs teaches participants to be active in seeking out advancement opportunities, and provides an opportunity to meet high-level colleagues and establish important contacts.

Contact: Susan VanGilder, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400; Washington, DC 20036 (202) 328-5900.

6. College and University Personnel Association-CUPA

CUPA offers an array of two and three-day intensive programs for human resource managers and personnel directors. Personnel from nearly every sector of higher education administration may apply for any of the ten workshops currently offered. The Senior Management Forum, is open to those with at least five years of experience, who wish to examine the current issues that have an impact on their institution. Other workshops cover wage and salary administration, effective personnel practices for small colleges, and employee relations.

Contact: 1233 20th Street, N.W., Suite 301; Washington, DC 20036 (202) 429-0311.

7. National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Hosts Strategies Planning and Budgeting Workshops and Executive Leadership Institutes.

Contact: 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 500; Washington, DC 20036. (202) 861-2500.

8. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Members of NASPA look to the organization for guidance on a variety of contemporary issues facing higher education, including compliance with federal regulations, public policies on alcohol and campus safety, disability issues, student learning outcomes, and counseling. Each year, NASPA's national conference attracts more than 2,500 of your colleagues for a comprehensive update on student affairs and higher education issues. The conference offers more than 150 sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. NASPA's teleconferences and workshops examine specific issues in student affairs. Regional networks and conferences provide information and resources to help develop professional skills.

Contact: 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 418 Washington, DC 200009-5728 (202) 265-7500.

9. Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

POD is a professional association of people who share a commitment to improving higher education. POD engages in faculty, administration, instructional, and organizational development activities. Members of POD share the belief that learning, teaching, leadership, and institutional life are strengthened as opportunities for professional and personal growth. The Network helps to forge supportive relationships, enhance professional skills, debate ethics and strategies, and plan for the future.

Contact: Delivee L. Write, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Center; 121 Bento Hall; University of Nebraska; Lincoln, NE 68588-0623 (202) 472-3079.


Internships and Fellowships

1. American Council on Education's Fellow Program.

Year-long administrative internship designed to afford a more extensive taste of administrative life. The premier fellowship programs in higher education, since 1965 the ACE Fellows Program has provided higher education a unique opportunity to identify and train future leaders. The fellowships prepare promising individuals for progressively responsible positions in higher education and enable them to test their abilities and interest in administration. Approximately 30 fellows are selected a year. Fellows serve as interns either on their home campuses or at host campuses.

Contact: 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 801; Washington, DC 20036 (202) 939-9475.

2. The Bush Foundation

Leadership Fellowship for Mid-Career Development. The Bush Leadership Fellowship program enriches the experience of mid-career administrators between the ages of 28 and 54 with five to seven years of full-time administrative experience. The programs prepares these individuals for higher levels of responsibility. The internships emphasize administrative training, and are available for residents of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and northwest Wisconsin. The fellowships are available to applicant of all careers. The approximately 20 awards given each year include a monthly stipend, travel/moving allowance, and 50 percent of tuition or fees for participation in a specific program. Fellowship grants can be short (3-10 weeks) or long (4-18 months).

Contact: John Archabal, 332 Minnesota Street, E-900, First National Bank Building, St. Paul, MN 55101. (612) 227-0891.

3. Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Fulbright Fellowships. Individual available for professional to conduct research, teach or study abroad. Applications are received by the commission and preliminary selections are made by the commission board with final approval by the presidential appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Three programs are offered: Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program; Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence; and the Occasional Lecturer Program. Applicants must be United States citizens holding a full-time administrative appointment at an accredited community college, college, or university, or at a non-profit association administering post-secondary educational exchanges. Grant benefits include round-trip air travel, travel within host country, meals, lodging, and incidental expenses. Call CIES for applications.

Contact: 3007 Tilden Street, N.W., Suite 5-M, Box VSBRO, Washington, DC 20008-3009 (202) 686-8664.

4. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (CSCPRC) (Research Grants to China).

contact National Academy of Sciences, 2101Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418. (202) 334-2718.

5. Center for International Education

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20418. (202) 732-3283.

6. Institute for International Education (IIE) (Grants for Postdoctoral study or research abroad)

Contact: 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. (212) 984-5329.

7. International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) (Research Grants to the Soviet Unions and Eastern Europe)

Contact: 126 Alexander Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-7102 (609) 683-9500.

8. University Affiliations Program (One-time institutional- see grants for exchange between U.S. and non-U.S. postsecondary institutions).

Contact: United States Information Agency, 301 4th Street, SW; Washington, DC 20547 (202) 485-8489.

9. The Florida Education Fund

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. Fellowship for doctoral study in all disciplines except education, law and medicine are awarded to increase the number of qualified African-American faculty in public and private higher education institutions. An exception, however, has been made to fund fellows in science and math education. The program provides twenty-five annual fellowships for African-Americans recruited nationally to attend eleven Florida Ph.D. granting institutions. Each award provides an annual $11,000 stipend plus tuition and fees up to $5,000 per year for three years. Renewal of the award each year is contingent upon the fellow's successful completion of coursework for the previously funded academic year. If a fourth year and fifth year of study are required, the host institution provides the necessary funding. Fellowships are awarded only through direct application to the FEF. January 15th is the deadline for the submission of applications for funding in the following academic year. Applicants are required to hold an undergraduate degree, however, those with master's degrees are also eligible.

Contact: Betty Parker South, 201 East Kenned Blvd., Suite 1525; Tampa, Florida 334602.

10. American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC).

Fellows Program. Four participants are chosen each year from applicants from community, technical, and junior colleges for this fellowship program. Learning experiences can include one or more of the following settings: with AACJC or another higher education association in Washington, DC; with an AACJC member president in an institutional setting; with a state director of community, technical, and junior colleges; conducting independent research; or in a congressional internship. Fellows spend the first week of participation at the AACJC office in Washington, DC for orientation. The fellowship's timing during the year is at the discretion of the candidate and must last a minimum of three months but no more that one year. Participants must arrange their salary, housing expenses, and other individual costs. AACJC allocates a monthly stipend for incidentals.

Contact: Connie Odems, Vice President for Professional Services; One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410; Washington, DC 20036. (202) 728-0200.

11. W. K. Kellogg Foundation

National Fellowship Program. Initiated in 1980, this three-year Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for individuals to develop their professional skills and creativity. Fellows are drawn from business, education, human service agencies, and private practice. Each fellow is given a computer and is required to communicate with the Foundation and oter fellows via a national computer network called Confer. Fellows spend approximately 25 percent of their time on fellowship-related activities, including a self-designed learning plan for personal and professional development. The program also includes two annual seminars of approximately five days each, plus one mandatory two-week international seminar. Fellows are awarded $35,000 for the three-year period, and $5,000 for travel expenses; 12.5 percent of their annual salary (not to exceed $24,000) is given to their employees.

Contact: Larraine R. Matusak, Director, Kellogg National Fellowship Program, 400 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3398. (616) 969-2001.

12. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Administrative Fellows Programs. Fellows are full-time administrators who serve in positions such as assistant to the president, business manager, or director of research, planning, and development. Once selected as a finalist, the Fellow's skills, expertise, and interests are matched with position descriptions received from participating institutions. Fellows' assignments focus on the crucial problem of balancing cost and income while maintaining operational efficiency and educational effectiveness. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, provides a salary subsidy to the participating institutions to supplement the negotiated salary of the Fellow.

Contact: Richard O. Hope, Vice President, 330 Alexander Street (P.O. Box 642); Princeton, NJ 08542; (609) 924- 4666.


Seminars and Symposia

1. Associate Dean Seminar. This Seminar helps new and experienced associate and assistant deans make a career of their jobs or prepare to move to deanships. Experienced deans and associate deans, augmented by specialists, lead workshops, lectures, and small group discussions. The three-and-one-half-day seminar is scheduled during January of odd years. The program's fee does not include hotel or meals.

2. New Dean Seminar. The seminar-s purpose is to train new deans for their positions and to link them with experienced deans for ongoing support. The goal of the three-and-one-half day program is to explore models of leadership styles, to increase communications capacities, and to develop management expertise. A mentoring system matches new and experienced deans. Workshops, lectures, and small group discussions are led by experienced deans augmented by specialists. The seminar is scheduled in January of even years. The program's fee does not include housing or meals.

Contact: Anita Craig, Director of Conferences, 605 Old Ballas Road, Suite 220, Saint Louis, MO 63141-7077 (314) 872-8481.

3. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

New Dean's Workshop. The goal of this seminar is to prepare new deans of schools and colleges of education for the challenges of their new jobs. The curriculum covers personal management style (Using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory), team building, channels of communications, internal and external relations, development and fund raising. A core staff of three former deans of education, supported by guest speakers who are current or former education deans teach the sessions through a variety of pedagogy, including workshops, small group activities and speakers. The five-day seminar takes place in June. Hotel and meals are extra.

Contact: Claude Golberg, Program Manager, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412. (202) 293-2450.

4. American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)

Professional Development Workshop. The focus of this new five-day workshop is to broaden the leadership vision for senior administrators at AACJC member community, technical and junior colleges. The seminar utilizes speakers, case studies, and small group discussions. Faculty include presidents and senior administrators of member institutions as well as members of the AACJC staff. Attention will be given to selecting participants who represent diversity in administrative positions and experiences, institutional size/type, geographic location, gender, and race/ethnicity. The workshop is held in Vali, Colorado in late July/early August. Housing and most meals are extra; there are special fees for the attendance of spouses and children.

Contact: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC)

5. Aspen Institute

The Executive Seminar. The seminar explores concepts vital to individuals, corporations and society. Central are themes of democracy, freedom, equality, justice, and ethical conduct. The seminar is open to president and CEO level executives only. The program can also be offered on a consortia basis with four of five organizations each sending three to five participants. This arrangement encourages the exchange of ideas across organizations while allowing for team building among each group's administrators.

21st Century Leaders Program. Presented as a series of intensive educational experiences designed to assist men and women who are now moving into general management and decision making positions in academia. The program helps managers prepare to face the unprecedented challenges emerging from a highly complex world where issues cross vocational, cultural, and national lines. Seminar topics include comparative cultures and values of east and west, ethics, science and technology, environment, cultural diversity, and leadership.

Contact: Seminars Administrative Office, P.O. Box 222, Queenstown, MD 21658; (410) 820-5375.

6. Center for Creative Leadership

Dynamics of Strategy: Goals in Action. This five-day program on the implementation of organizational strategies, features a highly participative behavioral simulation. This program provides the opportunity for senior officers to examine their leadership styles and enhance skills in a risk-free environment. Through a realistic simulation, assessment, case studies, and back-home feedback, administrators can determine and enhance their strengths and become aware of and limit their deficiencies before costly mistakes occur.