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Academy for New Provosts - AASCU

Academy for New Provosts

ANP is tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts who lead state colleges and universities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with your peers in a learning environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face.

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Sepehr Eskandari chats with other cohort members of ANP 2022.
Sepehr Eskandari chats with other cohort members of ANP 2022.
2022 ANP Cohort.
2022 ANP Cohort.

ANP supports first-time provosts with the tools and community needed to succeed. 

Join ANP to be connected to a community of colleagues. The program includes in-person and virtual workshops as well as mentoring from an experienced provost. 

Who Should Participate

  • Provosts in their first year at AASCU member institutions.

How You’ll Benefit

  • Connect with national experts and accomplished provosts on topics of relevance to provosts at AASCU institutions.
  • Engage in a mentoring partnership with an experienced provost. 
  • Develop a supportive community of provosts who are also beginning their roles. 
  • Acquire core knowledge and learn strategies that will help you succeed as a new provost. 
  • Strengthen your leadership skills. 
  • Assess and reflect on your leadership strengths and define areas for growth. 
What to Expect
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions integrated throughout.
  • Tailored to the distinctive needs of provosts and chief academic officers who lead state colleges and universities. 
  • Supportive, engaging, and customized learning environment to meet the specific challenges of a first-time provost. 
  • Strong relational component—commitment to create and support trust, encourage peer-to-peer learning, confidentiality, and safety among the cohort.
  • Understand principles of exemplary academic leadership, change management, and university finance and budget. 
  • Build trust through effective communication.
  • Manage key relationships for success.
  • Use data effectively to create a culture of evidence and inform decisions.
  • Integrate academic planning with budget, facility, and IT planning.
  • Navigate between the president’s vision and the expectations of the faculty.
  • Strengthen psychological and physical resilience.
  • Foster inclusive cultures that prioritize equity, inclusion and belonging.

The 2023 Academy for New Provosts (ANP) will be delivered in a blended format beginning with an in-person gathering in Washington, DC in fall 2023 followed by monthly virtual learning and networking sessions through May 2024. The cohort will come back together in person at AASCU’s Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in July 2024. 

The program will feature:   

  • Three-day, in-person gathering in Washington, D.C. (October 24 – October 26, 2023) 
  • Monthly, two-hour, interactive cohort gatherings held over eight months (November–May) 
  • A closing gathering scheduled in conjunction with the AASCU 2024 Academic Affairs Meeting (July 2024) 
  • Optional small group reflection and discussion sessions 
  • Asynchronous learning modules (pre-reads) 
  • Formal mentoring with ANP faculty and experienced AASCU provosts 

 In-person programming will not be livestreamed or otherwise recorded. 

  • The Role of the Provost
  • Exemplary Academic Leadership
  • Building Psychological and Physical Resilience
  • Tips and Traps
  • Partnerships for Success
  • Leadership Challenge Case Studies
  • Courageous Leadership (based on the work of Brené Brown)
  • Integrated Academic Program Planning
  • Equity and Student Success
  • Budgeting
  • The 2023 academy is open to first-time AASCU member and non-member provosts in their first year.
  • Exceptions may be made for provosts who began prior to July 2023 if space permits.
  • All eligible members will be admitted as space allows.
  • Nonmembers who are eligible will be allowed to register if space is available.

The registration link for the 2023 cohort will be posted in July.

All eligible members will be admitted as space allows. Nonmembers who are first-time provosts in their first year will be allowed to register if space is available.

2023 Registration Fees
  • Participants from AASCU member institutions: $4,000 
  • Participants from non-member institutions: $5,000 
  • The registration fee covers program administration, meals during the in-person intensive, and all materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation in Washington, D.C.
Scholarships
  • Limited scholarships are available to accepted applicants from AASCU member institutions.

 

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The Stories

This was an amazing experience! I am confident that I have made connections that will blossom into trusting lasting relationships. The content was outstanding, and the presenters were engaging. 

2022 ANP Participant

Meet the 2022 Cohort
Rondall Allen

Rondall E.

Allen

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Joanne

Ardovini

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Gordon State College (GA)

Bernardo Cantens

Bernardo Joaquin

Canteñs

Executive Vice President and Provost

Sul Ross State University (TX)

J. Paige

Carney

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

West Virginia State University

Valerie Martin

Conley

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Idaho State University

Joseph

Cope

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

State University of New York at Geneseo

Andrea E.

Evans

Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Northeastern Illinois University

Kirsten

Fleming

Executive Vice President and Provost

University of Northern Colorado

Andrew

Harris

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University of Washington Tacoma

David

Hood

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

“Minnesota State University, Mankato”

Walt

Jacobs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

“California State University, East Bay”

David

Jenks

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Middle Georgia State University

Brad

Johnson

Provost and Executive Vice President

Western Washington University

Quentin

Kidd

Provost and Academic Director of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership

Christopher Newport University (VA)

Chad A.

Kinney

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Earnest L.

Lamb

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

“Purchase College, State University of New York”

Kristen L.

Majocha

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University of Nebraska Kearney

Heather Hulburt

Norris

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Appalachian State University (NC)

Kristen

Porter-Utley

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Framingham State University (MA)

Bijoy K.

Sahoo

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Southern University and A&M College (LA)

Beverly

Schneller

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Governors State University (IL)

Matt

Seimears

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Eastern Oregon University

Michael J.

Self

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Lincoln University of Missouri

Tonya

Smith-Jackson

Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Nigamanth

Sridhar

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Cleveland State University (OH)

Pamela

Steinke

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University of South Carolina Upstate

Tammi

Vacha-Haase

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Roger J. Ward

Roger J.

Ward

Provost and Executive Vice President

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Hongtao

Yu

Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Morgan State University (MD)

Michael

Zieg

Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Slippery Rock University (PA)

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Application Details

The registration period for ANP is now closed. Registration for 2023 will open in Summer 2023. All eligible members will be admitted as space allows. Nonmembers who are first-time provosts in their first year will be allowed to register if space is available. 

Application Requirements

  • No formal application is required.
  • Registration is open to first-time provosts from AASCU member institutions who were appointed starting in July 2022.

Important Dates

  • Registration will open in Summer 2023.
  • 2023 Program dates:
    • October 24 – October 26, 2023: in-person gathering in Washington, D.C.
    • Monthly virtual sessions November 2023 – May 2024
    • July 17 – 19, 2024 in-person gathering in conjunction with 2024 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting, Denver, CO

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