A Leadership and Professional Development Program
For IUPUI Faculty and Staff
Application Portal Open! Deadline for submission is
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.
WHAT: IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 is an intensive nine-month (September 2017- May 2018) leadership development program designed to prepare faculty and professional staff who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations for positions of leadership and opportunities for advancement at IUPUI and in higher education.
WHY: Through this focus, the program seeks to address the need for a more diverse pool of leadership talent at IUPUI in the ranks of mid-level and upper administration as envisioned by the Strategic Plan. This program directly addresses campus Strategic Plan goals to "develop our faculty and staff" and to "promote an inclusive campus climate."
WHO: Candidates should be mid-career faculty or professional staff interested in seeking leadership opportunities at IUPUI or professional development to enhance their current roles. Candidates can be self-nominated or recommended by deans and department/unit supervisors.
CURRICULUM: Participants will engage in a curriculum that will prepare them to step into and/or create leadership opportunities in their units and schools. Subject matter experts are drawn from IUPUI, IU and also nationally to present the curriculum. A variety of instructional formats are included such as small group dialogues, case studies, skill building exercises and lecture. Curricular subject areas include: the contemporary higher education environment, self-assessment, planning and leading change, managing strategic resources, diversity and cultural competency, higher education finance, conflict management and negotiation, and ethical leadership, among others. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify, plan, and implement a capstone project either individually or in groups that responds to an identified need of their department, the IUPUI campus or the Indianapolis community.
2017-18 COHORT: The program will run from September 2017 through May 2018. Selected participants should expect to attend a two-hour orientation session in May 2017 and attend the program one Friday of the month between September 2017 and May 2018 (9am-5pm) on the IUPUI campus.
COST: Fees for the institute are paid by the unit with a match from the Office of Academic Affairs. The cost to the unit is $1500.
HOW: Complete the online application form. Submit online by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.EST. (Original deadline extended.) The complete application consists of demographic information, a 5-page CV or resume, a candidate statement and a letter of recommendation from dean, chair or supervising administrator. Review the guidelines and a sample form here. Selections will be announced the week of April 24, 2017.
BACKGROUND: In keeping with the IUPUI Strategic Plan and goals to retain and develop a diverse pool of talent to lead the institution into the future, a new leadership development initiative, Next Generation 2.0, was announced in January 2015 by Nasser Paydar, then executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at IUPUI and now Chancellor. Following a successful first year, Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson committed to funding a second cohort in 2016-17 and a third in 2017-18. The project was co-created by Karen E. Bravo, professor of law and associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs, and Gina Sanchez Gibau, associate professor of anthropology and associate dean for student affairs in liberal arts, who were inspired to propose the idea after attending the HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. The program also builds upon and expands an earlier leadership program that was held at IUPUI in 2009, "Next Generation @ IUPUI." The Office for Women has been tasked with implementation of the project and Kathleen Grove, director of the IUPUI Office for Women, also serves as a co-leader. A diverse and accomplished advisory board contributes to the curriculum planning and facilitation. Members of the 2015-16 cohort are listed here. Members of the 2016-17 cohort are listed here.
MORE INFORMATION: To view a short presentation about Next Generation 2.0's first two years, click Here.