What is the purpose of the Summer Institute?
The Institute offers women faculty and administrators intensive
training in education administration pertinent to the management
and governance of colleges and universities. It is designed
to improve the status of women in middle and executive levels
of higher education administration, areas in which women
traditionally have been under-represented.
What are the main curricular areas?
The curriculum focuses on four areas: academic environment,
external environment, institutional environment and professional
development. Specific work areas include strategic planning,
budgeting and accounting, financing higher education, and
Who makes up the faculty?
The faculty is comprised of women and men from government,
foundations, professional associations, and the leadership
of diverse sectors of North American higher education.
Who is eligible to apply?
Application for admission is open to women faculty and administrators
whose background, experience and present responsibilities
indicate a potential for professional advancement in higher
When and where will the program be held?
The Institute, a residential experience in its 27th year,
will be held from June 23 to July 19, 2002 on the campus
of Bryn Mawr College. Although most women live on campus,
it is possible to commute. Classes are held from approximately
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
There are programs and group discussions scheduled for many
of the evenings.
What is the application process?
Applicants must complete an application form and submit
a letter of recommendation. For administrators, this letter
should be from the department head or supervisor; for faculty,
it should be from a faculty member who is knowledgeable
of the candidate's administrative abilities. Submit materials
to Linda Wiedmann, AWFA President, CURF, 2nd floor, ARCH,
3601 Locust Walk, no later than Wednesday, February 20,