PKAL Summer Leadership Institute Applications Due March 27

Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado

Institute I: July 23–28, 2013
Institute II: July 30–August 4, 2013

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in efforts related to transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to act as agents of change in their home institutions or professional societies. Held in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado, PKAL has been offering Summer Leadership Institutes since 1996. Since then, over 40 percent of Institute alumni have achieved positions of leadership at their home campuses.

The Institute is designed around a carefully coordinated blend of theory, practice, and discussion of the politics of change and other issues of national relevance to higher education. A team of six mentors plays a key role in guiding the Institute, contributing first-hand experience in institutional change leadership at the local and national levels. Mentors work with participants during the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership, and to help participants conceptualize how they can implement an institutional change action plan at their institutions.

If you are an early or mid-career STEM faculty member, we invite you to apply for this Institute. Alternatively, if you are a campus administrator please consider sponsoring the application of an emerging STEM leader at your campus. Many of our participant campuses have supported several members of the faculty and are thus building a team of STEM leaders ready to implement more effective and inclusive institutional transformation.

Applications are due on March 27, 2013. For more information on the application process, click here.

To learn more about PKAL, please visit www.aacu.org/pkal, e-mail us at pkal@aacu.org, or call us at 202.884.7439.


Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments 
Faculty Leadership for the 21st Century

July 10-14, 2013Portland State University

Portland, Oregon 

Apply through March 15, 2013


AAC&U's Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is intended for colleges and universities interested in building faculty and departmental leadership for advancement of Essential Learning Outcomes—knowledge of multiple disciplines, inquiry and critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, civic learning, global knowledge and skills, and particularly, integrative and applied learning. Today, college graduates must be able to integrate and apply disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning in new contexts as they seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society. The Institute is designed to help colleges ensure that their graduates have these capacities.

Teams applying to the Institute each propose an educational change project specific to their individual institutions, and commit to develop and support faculty leadership for student learning. Teams will leave the Institute having developed action plans for achieving their specific goals. Expert faculty and other teams will provide initial feedback on the plans at the Institute.

Learn more about the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments at http://www.aacu.org/meetings/ild.

For additional information, contact Kathryn Angeles at (202) 884-7413 or e-mail angeles@aacu.org.

PKAL Summer Leadership Institute Applications Due March 27

Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado

Institute I: July 23–28, 2013
Institute II: July 30–August 4, 2013

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in efforts related to transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to act as agents of change in their home institutions or professional societies. Held in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado, PKAL has been offering Summer Leadership Institutes since 1996. Since then, over 40 percent of Institute alumni have achieved positions of leadership at their home campuses.

The Institute is designed around a carefully coordinated blend of theory, practice, and discussion of the politics of change and other issues of national relevance to higher education. A team of six mentors plays a key role in guiding the Institute, contributing first-hand experience in institutional change leadership at the local and national levels. Mentors work with participants during the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership, and to help participants conceptualize how they can implement an institutional change action plan at their institutions.

If you are an early or mid-career STEM faculty member, we invite you to apply for this Institute. Alternatively, if you are a campus administrator please consider sponsoring the application of an emerging STEM leader at your campus. Many of our participant campuses have supported several members of the faculty and are thus building a team of STEM leaders ready to implement more effective and inclusive institutional transformation.

Applications are due on March 27, 2013. For more information on the application process, click here.

To learn more about PKAL, please visit www.aacu.org/pkal, e-mail us at pkal@aacu.org, or call us at 202.884.7439.


Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments 
Faculty Leadership for the 21st Century

July 10-14, 2013Portland State University

Portland, Oregon 

Apply through March 15, 2013


AAC&U's Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is intended for colleges and universities interested in building faculty and departmental leadership for advancement of Essential Learning Outcomes—knowledge of multiple disciplines, inquiry and critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, civic learning, global knowledge and skills, and particularly, integrative and applied learning. Today, college graduates must be able to integrate and apply disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning in new contexts as they seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society. The Institute is designed to help colleges ensure that their graduates have these capacities.

Teams applying to the Institute each propose an educational change project specific to their individual institutions, and commit to develop and support faculty leadership for student learning. Teams will leave the Institute having developed action plans for achieving their specific goals. Expert faculty and other teams will provide initial feedback on the plans at the Institute.

Learn more about the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments at http://www.aacu.org/meetings/ild.

For additional information, contact Kathryn Angeles at (202) 884-7413 or e-mail angeles@aacu.org.