Bryn Mawr, PA—Diana L Morris, University Center on Aging & Health Associate Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, at Case Western Reserve University, has recently completed the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. The Summer Institute is sponsored jointly by Bryn Mawr College and HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), an educational non-profit based at the University of Denver. The residential program was held June 23-July18, 2007, on the Bryn Mawr College campus. The 70 selected participants were from 30 states, Guam and South Africa.
The HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute was established in 1976. Participants in the program gain knowledge, skills and perspectives for leading in the challenging environment of higher education today. The curriculum includes analysis of political and economic trends affecting higher education, skills in managing change projects and conflict resolution, as well as strategic planning for academic excellence and effective resource management.
HERS Institutes seek to build a network of women administrators who are committed to supporting each other and to expanding opportunities for women in higher education. This network is enhanced by interaction with the Summer Institute faculty which includes women and men drawn from colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as from foundations, governing organizations and professional associations.
Bryn Mawr College, established in 1885, was the first women's college in the country to offer both the A.B., and a full range of graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree. HERS, founded in 1975, sponsors leadership development activities designed to improve the status of women in higher education administration. In addition to the co-sponsorship with Bryn Mawr College for the Summer Institute, HERS also partners with Wellesley College and the University of Denver to offer HERS Institutes on those campuses during the academic year.
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