• Academy for New Provosts

    Academy for New Provosts

    Participants 

    The 2021 academy is open to first-time AASCU member and non-member provosts appointed after July 2020. 

    Timeline and Format 

    September 2021 – July 2022

    The 2021 Academy for New Provosts (ANP) will be delivered in a blended format beginning in September 2021. This includes monthly virtual learning and networking sessions and a two-day, in-person gathering in July 2022.   

    The program will feature:  

    • Monthly, two-hour, interactive cohort gatherings held over eight months (September – June)  
    • Two-day, in-person gathering scheduled in conjunction with the AASCU 2022 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting (tentatively July 21–23, 2022)
    • Optional small group reflection and discussion sessions
    • Asynchronous learning modules (pre-reads)  
    • Formal mentoring with ANP faculty and current AASCU provosts  

    Purpose and Objectives 

    ANP is tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts who lead state colleges and universities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with your state university peers in a learning environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face. 

    Guiding Principles

    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions integrated throughout
    • Tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts and chief academic officers who lead state colleges and universities
    • Supportive, engaging, and customized learning environment to meet the specific challenges of a first-time provost
    • Strong relational component—commitment to create and support trust, encourage peer-to-peer learning, confidentiality, and safety among the cohort

    Program Objectives 

    The program will prepare attendees to:

    • Understand principles of exemplary academic leadership, change management, and university finance and budget
    • Build trust through effective communication
    • Manage key relationships for success
    • Use data effectively to create a culture of evidence and inform decisions
    • Integrate academic planning with budget, facility, and IT planning
    • Navigate between the president’s vision and the expectations of the faculty
    • Strengthen psychological and physical resilience

    Online schedule (September 23, 2021 – May 19, 2022)

    Features of the program include:

    • Content delivered by national experts on topics of relevance to provosts at AASCU institutions
    • Individual, active mentoring by an experienced senior provost
    • The development of a supportive network of AASCU provosts who are also beginning their roles

    All times are in Eastern Time.

    Thursday, September 23, 3–5 p.m. ET
    Session: Introduction to Academy for New Provosts
    Speaker: Terry Brown, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 

    Thursday, October 7, 3:30 pm –5 p.m. ET
    Session: Exemplary Academic Leadership
    Speaker: Don Betz, Executive Director, International Education and Global Initiatives, AASCU and President Emeritus, University of Central Oklahoma 

    Thursday, October 21, 3–4:30 p.m. ET
    Session: Equity-Minded Leadership
    Speaker: Aiko Bethea, Founder, RARE Coaching and Consulting 

    Thursday, November 18, 3–5:30 p.m. ET
    Session: Partnerships for Success
    Speakers: John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University
    Jamie Hooyman, Provost, Northwest Missouri State University
    Lisa McClinton, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, Elizabeth City State University
    Farrah Jackson Ward, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Elizabeth City State University 

    Thursday, December 2, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Networking and Reflections: Wellness and Self-Care
    Speakers:Terry Brown, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU
    Lisa Hunter, Founder and CEO, Leading Heart Wellness and Vice President for Education, Ad Astra

    Thursday, December 16, 3–5:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Integrated Academic Planning (Part I)
    Speakers: Terry Brown, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU
    Lisa Hunter, Founder and CEO, Leading Heart Wellness and Vice President for Education, Ad Astra
    Nicholas Santelli, Senior Director for Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 

    Thursday, January 13, 3–5:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Integrated Academic Planning (Part II)
    Speakers: Terry Brown, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU
    Lisa Hunter, Founder and CEO, Leading Heart Wellness and Vice President for Education, Ad Astra 

    Thursday, January 27, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Networking and Reflections: Case Studies
    Speaker: TBD 

    Thursday, February 3, 3–5:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Equitable Student Success
    Speakers: TBD 

    Thursday, February 17, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Networking and Reflections: Case Studies
    Speaker: TBD 

    Thursday, March 10, 3–5:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Opportunity, Chaos, or Something In Between
    Speaker: Andy Brantley, President and CEO, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 

    Thursday, March 24, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Networking and Reflections: Case Studies
    Speaker: TBD 

    Thursday, April 7, 3–5:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Resource Allocation
    Speakers: TBD 

    Thursday, May 19, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
    Session: Networking and Reflections: Case Studies
    Speaker: TBD  

    In-person meeting (dates to be confirmed) 

    Topics covered include:

    • Courageous Leadership (based on the work of Brené Brown)
    • Leading Teams
    • Change Management
    • Conflict Management

    Contact  

    Terry Brown, vice president, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU
    Kathleen Scott, vice president, Leadership Development and Partnerships, AASCU
    Karusha Naidoo
    , associate director, Millennium Leadership Initiative and Leadership Development and Partnerships, AASCU 



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