The Western Academic Leadership Academy (Academy) is a year-long professional development program for academic leaders aspiring to become chief academic officers in the WICHE region’s postsecondary sector. The Academy, sponsored by the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders, seeks to encourage the talents of the next generation of Western chief academic officers by helping to build the knowledge and skills of academic leaders who are poised to move to that level.
The Academy’s faculty members share their expertise on the unique roles and responsibilities a provost assumes at a four-year institution and system. They focus specifically on developing practical skills within academic affairs, fiscal affairs, student affairs, and external relationships, with a special sensitivity to the culture and environment of the West’s higher education community.
The summer seminar is followed by opportunities for cohort members to meet with a faculty mentor as well as their cohort colleagues at national meetings or electronically throughout the year for individual consultation about career paths.
To be considered for participation, candidates:
All nomination materials should be submitted to Kay Hulstrom, associate director of operations and leadership initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are selected by the Academy’s faculty.
The 2022 Cohort will be finalized in mid-late April 2022