Harvard Consortium

About the Program

Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium is a professional development program intended to cultivate a diverse group of future leaders. The program is based on nationally recognized higher education leadership programs at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) and the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellows Program.

Co-sponsored by the Offices of Academic Affairs and Recruitment Diversity, the initiative aims to provide training, support, development and networking opportunities to CUNY faculty and staff who are interested in a career in higher education leadership – with a particular emphasis on those interested in leadership positions within CUNY. The program supports and celebrates the University’s commitment to a diverse community that is inclusive of all groups and individuals. The program will be directed by University Dean for Recruitment and Diversity, Dr. Arlene Torres, and University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko.

Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: December 22, 2017 

The deadline to apply is December 22, 2017. Application requirements and a description of the program can be found in the application materials (left).

Program Components

  1. Leadership Development Training at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education;
  2. Shadowing;
  3. A Community of Colleagues;
  4. A Project

Program Requirements

  1. Summer 2018: For the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) leadership program, participants will need to be at Harvard University in Boston, MA for two weeks.
  2. Academic Year 2018-2019: It is estimated that participants will need to devote 6-9 hours per week on program activities (i.e., shadowing, meetings, project).
  3. Compensation for participant time: In order to allow sufficient time for program activities, faculty accepted into the program will receive one 3-credit course release per semester in academic year 2018-19. CUNY central will transfer $8000 (i.e., $4000 per course) per faculty member accepted into the program to the participant’s college. Colleges will not be compensated for the time administrators accepted into the program devote to program activities because the participant’s project will benefit the college and program participation will serve as professional development for the administrator. Applicants should confirm with their supervisors that this is acceptable BEFORE applying to the program.