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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.

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