Institute for Women in Higher EducationPresentation Transcript
Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Report by Participant: Wilma L. Jones, Associate Professor College of Staten Island/CUNY July 1999
Purpose of the Institute
The Institute was established twenty-four years ago to improve the status of women at the middle & executive levels of higher education adminis-tration, levels at which women traditionally have been underrepresented.
Participants in the program are provided with skills and information pertinent to the management and governance of colleges and universities and with timely information and perspectives on teaching, research, and service.
53 from public; 13 private; 9 church-related; 4 other.
48 with doctrate degrees; 29 with masters; 2 with bachelors.
A diverse group of women and men drawn from government, foundations, professional associations, and colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Academic Environment addressed issues such as strategic planning, student and faculty development, and general education.
External Environment addressed political, social, and economic trends in higher education.
Institutional Environment addressed budgeting, accounting, staffing, and resource allocation.
Professional Development addressed the needs of the individual woman, including leadership skills, public speaking, and professional networks.
The Lecture Hall
The Carey Thomas Library Building.
our lecture hall and break area below (The Cloisters)
Topics discussed within the Academic Environment Unit
Leading Major Academic Change
Linking Academic Affairs and Student Services
Assessing academic effectiveness
Improving the Learning Experience
learning communities and cooperative learning.
Leading Major Academic Change
(1) invest in quality
(2) invest in student success
(3) invest in technology
(4) invest in Partnership
(5) promote identity and values.
Presentation by Carol Cartwright, President of Kent State University
Topics discussed within the External Environment Unit
Higher Education and the Media: Crisis Management.
Paying for College
High Stakes Testing
Marketing of Higher Education
Policy Issues in Higher Education
Topics discussed within the Institutional Environment Unit
Basics of Accounting
Working with the Boards
Topics discussed within the Professional Development Unit
Dimensions of Leadership
Career Mapping: resume advising; individual consultation
Balancing Head & Heart
Fostering Talents in Early Stage Faculty and Staff
The Search Process, The Critical First Year and Negotiating Your Financial Package
Lifestyles of Women In Higher Education
Women & Leadership: Beyond the Double Bind
Design of the Course
A safe place to explore the self and one’s “fit” within one’s institution
Questions you have always wanted to ask a senior administrator
New Trends in Higher Ed
Distance Learning Universities
University of Phoenix
High stakes testing
Integrating financial aid advisement into academic counseling
Your future senior administrators and consultants
Group study would take place after dinner at 7:00pm.
working on developing a proposal for a grant.
Cocktails at Pen Y Groes: Bryn Mawr’s Presidential Home
Graduation Day: July 22, 1999
A broader knowledge of management and leadership in higher education institutions
Better understanding of the financial and business management
Learned more about my self, especially my weak points & limitations
Learned more about interpersonal and organizational dynamics
Learned more about developing proposals
Better understanding of the meaning of Diversity
Acquired better networking skills
I. Pursue a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, with a focus in leadership and policy.
II. Volunteer or seek election to serve on a school or college board to gain experience in working with boards.
III. V olunteer or seek an appointment to an accreditation body to gain experience in working with accreditation teams.
IV. Get involved with CUNY committees or programs that will expand my knowledge of other areas in higher education with which I am unfamiliar.
Suggestions for CSI
I. Promote and market CSI programs to the community.
For example, television advertisements on NY-1 do not promote the degree programs we offer, i.e. successful programs such as education, nursing; make available toll-free number and websites on the advertisements; place inserts of course offerings in the Staten Island Advance; advertise with more posters, Billboards on Staten Island expressways, and on Staten Island buses;publish messages from the President on EUREKA (e.g. convocation or graduation speech, etc.).
II. Increase communications/dialogue with campus community.
Examples: include faculty at the onset of discussions, initiatives, new projects; make strategic plan available and accessible to everyone; promote tuition discounting; integrate financial-aid advisement with academic counseling, publish messages from the President every semester on EUREKA and on e-mail, including highlights from convocation and graduation speeches.
III. Continue to foster and promote the professional development of faculty and staff on and off campus .
I hope that CSI will continue to identify faculty and staff members, annually, to attend management and professional development programs.
IV. Pursue the development of a diverse workforce.
Continue to pursue the development of a diverse workforce. A more diverse administration will also have an impact on the retention and advancement of a diverse faculty and staff. In addition, diversity awareness training is needed for faculty and staff in supervisory positions on a continual basis.
V. Continue dialogue with alumni and retired faculty
Examples: provide convenient and inexpensive services that will keep alumni and retired faculty and staff members informed of activities on campus, i.e. discounts to use facilities or attend activities on campus, e-mail accounts; etc.
Continue to support the Library
Continue to support the Library in its endeavors to best serve the needs of the curriculum, to provide quality service to students and faculty, and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who use the facility.
Books Recommended: A Selective Bibliography
Mega-Universities & Knowledge Media by John Daniel (1998)
Successful Fund Raising for Higher Education: The Advancement of Learning . Edited by Frank H.T. Rhodes. (1997)
Beyond the Double Bind by Kathleen Jamieson (1997)
Everyday Revolutionaries: Working Women & the Transformation of American Life by Sally Helgesen (1997)
Men and Women of the Corporation by Rosabeth Kanter (1977)
Real Power: Stages of Personal Power in Organizations
by Janet Hagbert (1994)
The Fifth Discipline : the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. by Peter M. Senge, 1990
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn (1995)
Recommended Web Sites
Pew Learning and Technology Program www.center.rpi.edu
Teacher Education Acreditation Council www.teac.org
Higher Education Policy Institute www.highereducation.org
Carnegie Foundation www.carnegiefoundation.org
Urban University Portfolio Project www.imir.iupui.edu/portfolio