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Applications Welcome for the ATHE Leadership Institute ®

Due Wednesday, May 15

ATHE’s Professional Development Committee and Co-Directors Barbara O. Korner, Penn State University, and Mark Heckler, Valparaiso University, present the 13th ATHE Leadership Institute ®. The ATHE Leadership Institute ® begins on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. and ends Thursday, August 1 at 1 p.m.

Designed for for faculty interested in leadership roles in their institutions or professional associations, for new department chairs, or for those considering administrative appointments, this workshop matches participants with leaders in the field who have several years of experience as chairs, deans, directors, and provosts.

The program will provide a setting for exploration of challenges and opportunities both for higher education and for theatre departments within the higher education context.

Participants (limited to 30) will be matched with mentors to provide guidance in leadership development during the workshop and throughout the year.

What You Need to Apply

Applications should be submitted online no later than May 15, 2013.

2013 ATHE Leadership Institute® Sponsors 

  • Arizona State University
  • Bradley University
  • Brigham Young University
  • College of Charleston
  • Friends University
  • Hampton University
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvannia
  • James Madison University
  • Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • University of Kentucy
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Washington College
  • Western Michigan University

ATHE Leadership Institute ® Keynote Speakers and Leaders

The ATHE Leadership Institute ® is pleased to announce the participation of these outstanding keynote speakers and institute faculty.

George Siemens, a leading figure on the future of technology-based learning, will present the opening keynote address, to both educate us and to provoke us to think more deeply about where emerging educational technology trends will take higher education generally and our field more specifically.

On Wednesday, July 31 panelists Jake Pinholster, Arizona State University; Cindy Bates, Empire State College; and Dan Carter, Penn State University, will respond to George Siemens’ Tuesday keynote and discussion about technology and academia. These theatre leaders will share their successes and challenges in working with emerging learning technologies. The panelists will discuss examples of theatre faculty and programs adapting some of these technologies and other innovative teaching and learning strategies for theatre in higher education.

Marlene Ross, longtime faculty member of the Institute and retired director of the American Council on Education’s Fellows Program, will lead the participants through small group and interactive examples of how to deal with the challenges and
opportunities in higher education. She will also provide one-on-one career consultations during the workshop.

John C. Hitt, President of the University of Central Florida, will give the Thursday luncheon address. In his more than twenty years as University of Central Florida (UCF) President, Hitt planned and won approval for a new college of medicine, increased the number of doctoral degrees awarded each year by sevenfold, and expanded research funding from $6.2 million to more than $121 million per year.



George Siemens and John C. Hitt, Keynote Speakers

Become an ATHE Leadership Institute ® Sponsor

The ATHE Leadership Institute ® has a proud record of preparing professional leadership in academic theatre. The commitment of the Institute's mentors to providing annual and ongoing personalized guidance to new and aspiring department administrators makes this program one of the most effective of its kind in the country. Over the last three years, many mentors have committed to an additional level of participation in the ATHE Leadership Institute ® by signing up as a sponsor.

Each Sponsor's logo and wordmark are featured on individual posters displayed in the Institute meeting room, in a special annual luncheon program, in a composite listing as in the ATHE conference program, on a poster displayed at the conference registration area, and in the following year's ATHE Leadership Institute ® information.  Sign up to be a sponsor.


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