Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium
2019-2020 Applications Now Being Accepted
Application Deadline: December 21, 2018
Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium is a professional development program for 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, which aims to cultivate a diverse group of future leaders, supports and celebrates CUNY’s commitment to a diverse community that is inclusive of all groups and individuals. The program is a partnership among CUNY, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Harvard Club of New York and is funded by a generous grant from the Harvard Club of New York Foundation and matching funds from CUNY.
Program participants will
- Attend leadership development training at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in summer 2019 (at no cost to the participant or his/her college)
- Shadow a CUNY administrator who will serve as a mentor in 2019-20
- Participate in cohort meetings with CUNY Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Presidents and others
- Complete a project that addresses CUNY’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and benefits their college and their mentor’s college
- Summer 2019: For the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) leadership program, participants will need to be at Harvard University in Boston, MA for two weeks.
- Academic Year 2019-2020: It is estimated that participants will need to devote 6-9 hours per week on program activities (i.e., shadowing, meetings, project).
- 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 2019-20. 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.
Participants must have at least two years of academic/higher education leadership experience to be eligible for this program.
Tenured (at the time of application) professorial rank faculty with administrative experience (e.g., as department chair, college/university governance leader, college-wide or university-wide task force leader) and mid-level administrators, including Assistant and Associate Deans and Provosts, Directors and Higher Education Officers (i.e., full HEOs), are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be committed to diversity of thought, perspective and identity and the idea that inclusion strengthens the University.
For additional information, including application requirements, please download the application here.