The intensive course is designed to provide professional and administrative staff members with leadership and management training and a broad perspective about the special needs of higher education.
Participants will be selected primarily from business and finance departments although a few individuals will be chosen from other University units.
Employees who have the desire and potential to become strong managers and leaders, two years of full-time service or its equivalent, and education or experience equivalent to a bachelors degree may nominate themselves or be nominated by a supervisor or manager.
The institute will include two intensive weekends (Jan. 1516 and Feb. 1213) and day-long seminars Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 12. Participants must attend all sessions, which will include lectures and conversations with senior administrators as practitioners of higher education management.
Participants also will work in teams on a term project. Each team will research a current issue facing the University and higher education. All team members will contribute to the projects development and participate in the class presentation at the conclusion of the institute.
Participants are expected to graduate with a deeper understanding of the place of higher education in society and the U-Ms place within higher education, the issues facing higher education in the 1990s and beyond, the balance of powers and decision-making processes that govern an institution of higher education, the major divisions within universities and relationships among them, fiscal management in higher education, and how to manage people to achieve top quality service.
Selection by a committee will be based on applicants interpersonal abilities, organizational skills and organizational perspective and will be sensitive to the diverse character of the University community and to the need to provide enlightened leadership as the U-M goes into the next decade.
Applications are available from Jill Blythman, 3032 Fleming Administration Building. The nomination deadline is Oct. 12. For information, call 764-7270.