January 07, 2009

Women Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Apply for Bryn Mawr Summer Institute Funding

As part of Case Western Reserve University's commitment to developing women leaders on campus, applications are being accepted for financial support to attend the Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College.

The 2009 Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration is an intensive experience designed to prepare women in middle and executive levels of higher education administration for leadership positions.

The deadline to apply for Case Western Reserve financial support—which covers tuition, room and board, and transportation—is Jan. 15. Interested candidates should submit a short essay (no more than two pages) on how the program will benefit their personal career goals, as well as the needs of their department or school. A current curriculum vitae and a memo of support from their dean or department chair also are required.

Since 2003, Case Western Reserve's Office of the Provost and Information Technology Services (ITS) have provided financial support for seven women to attend.

Deborah Bibb, program director for graduate business programs at the Weatherhead School of Management, and Colleen Nagy, director of the Program Management Office in ITS, were selected to attend the institute last summer. Learn more about why they wanted to attend.

"It's a really wonderful opportunity because you get different perspectives on university governance and more," Bibb said. She cited the diversity of the participants' backgrounds—private and public universities, as well as community college administrators—as another plus.

In addition to professional development, Nagy said, the opportunity to network with other women professionals in higher education was priceless. "We have 65 new friends, and to me, that was the best part of it. We can now watch each others' career paths evolve."

Submit applications for funding to MaryLou Cantini, Office of the Provost, 216 Adelbert Hall, LC: 7001. Awards will be announced in early February to allow adequate time to apply for the Summer Institute by the March 1 deadline.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 7, 2009 02:37 PM | News Topics: Administration, Collaborations/Partnerships, Faculty, Provost Initiatives, Staff, news

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