Date: October 16, 2017

From: RBHS PROVOSTS

To: RBHS FACULTY

RE: Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Training; note internal deadline Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute is accepting applications for their 12–day campus residency format, intensive residential leadership and management development program for July 9–21, 2018. The program plays a critical role in improving the low percentage of women in leadership roles in academia. HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies with a special focus on gender equity within the broader commitment to achieving equality and excellence in higher education. The course provides a concentrated training program to assist mid-career women in academia to prepare to assume senior leadership roles, and to provide their leadership as decision makers at all levels of the institution. The application deadline to the Institute is February 15, 2018. The program website is: https://hersnet.org/institutes/bryn–mawr–summer–institute/.

The program costs $7,799 plus a $1,000 accommodation fee, which includes tuition, meals and campus housing. Travel costs are additional. RBHS supported up to three faculty members in each of the last three years to attend the HERS Leadership Training Program. RBHS will again support all costs for up to three candidates and provide a Chancellor's letter of support for the application. Faculty interested in applying for this support should e–mail their CV and a one– paragraph essay describing their interest, qualifications, career aspirations, and an argument supporting their selection for the program to RBHS Faculty Affairs at rbhsfacultyaffairs@ca.rutgers.edu. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their plans to apply with their school dean in advance of submission. Faculty who are not applying should encourage their colleagues with appropriate qualifications to apply. The provost's will confirm the endorsement of the school dean and convene a committee to select the candidates for support. Criteria for selection will include being at an appropriate point in their career (mid– career), future goals, a successful track record in academic pursuits, and previous evidence of leadership potential, e.g., through demonstration of service to the institution in leadership roles.

Selected candidates will submit their applications directly to the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Training. The deadline for the internal application is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.