HERS Program Sessions:
February 5 and 6
All Penn Women:
you heard about HERS and the Bryn
Mawr Summer Institute for Women in
Higher Education? Ever think about
applying? Wonder what the process
is? Or want to know what the program
join us for an Information Session
about the 2003 HERS program. Talk
with colleagues who have attended
HERS in years past and find out about
this year's program and application
process. Two sessions will be held:
Wednesday, February 5 at noon,
and Thursday, February 6 at
4 p.m., in the Fireside Lounge, The
ARCH, located at 3601 Locust Walk,
enter from 36th St.
Summer Institute for Women in Higher
Education Administration is sponsored
by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education
Resources (HERS) Mid Atlantic.
the years, Penn has supported the
enrollment of over 50 women faculty
and administrators from schools and
departments across the campus. As
in the past, a review committee of
several HERS alumnae and Penn faculty
will select the nominee for recommendation
to HERS in mid-March. HERS makes the
an application or more information,
contact Lois Evans, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Linda Wiedmann, email@example.com or
What is the purpose of the Summer
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
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 leadership skills.
Who makes up the faculty?
faculty is comprised of women and men from government, foundations, professional
associations, and the leadership of diverse sectors of North American
Who is eligible to apply?
for admission is open to women faculty and administrators whose background,
experience and present responsibilities indicate a potential for professional
advancement in higher education administration.
When and where will the program
Institute, a residential experience in its 26th year, will be held from
June 23 to July 20, 2003 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?
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 Lois
Evans, AWFA President, School of Nursing, 420 Guardian Drive or Linda
Wiedmann, AWFA Past President, CURF, 2nd floor, ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk.
your application no later than Wednesday, February
19, 2003. For information about
the Association of Women Faculty and
Administrators, go to www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/awfa.
K. Evans, Viola MacInnes/Independence
Professor, School of Nursing, President,
Association of Women Faculty
and Administrators (AWFA)
A. Wiedmann, Associate Director,
Benjamin Franklin Scholars/General
for Undergraduate Research and
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003