Leadership Development Opportunities
ACE Fellows Program
The American Council on Education (ACE) has nurtured and developed new higher education leadership through its Fellows Program since 1965. The year-long program includes three week-long seminars, off-campus learning experiences, and access to mentors and extensive ACE networks. More than 1,600 fellows have honed their leadership and management skills through the program, with more than 300 becoming chief executive officers and more than 1,200 becoming deans. Information about applications (typically due in early November) is available at www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices/FellowsProgram/index.htm.
Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute
The Kaleidoscope Leadership Institutes provides a forum for women of color aspiring to postsecondary leadership to explore issues in higher education and learn from the experiences of successful women-of-color administrators. Hosted by Coastline Community College, the 2009 institute will take place on December 2-6 in Costa Mesa, California. Registration deadline is November 30, 2009. For more information and to download registration forms, visit www.coastline.edu/divisions/president/kaleidoscope/.
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Annual Meeting
The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender will hold its thirty-second Annual Meeting, “Social Justice and Diversity by the Sea: Spirituality, Creativity, and Activism” at Loyola Marymount University on October 15-18, 2009. Drawing from Los Angeles’ activist roots as well as Loyola Marymount’s Jesuit tradition, the conference is designed to “create a space for social justice and diversity through discourses of spirituality, service, activism and creativity.” For more information, visit www.osclg.org/conferences/index.php.
NWSA 2009 Conference: Difficult Dialogues
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will hold its annual conference on November 12-15, 2009, at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Cochaired by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Vivian M. May, this year’s conference will focus on Difficult Dialogues, “examin[ing] how feminist intellectual, political, and institutional practices cannot be adequately practiced if the politics of gender are conceptualized (overtly or implicitly) as superseding or transcending the politics of race, sexuality, social class, nation, and disability.” For more information, visit www.nwsaconference.org.
Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to support PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences in pursuing “original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.” The fellowships provide $3,000 in funding for expenses related to the dissertation during the final dissertation year. For eligibility information and application instructions, visit www.woodrow.org/fellowships/women_gender/index.php.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation offers annual scholarships to low-income women over the age of thirty-five who are pursuing a technical degree, an associate’s degree, or their first bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution. Building on the legacy of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress and an advocate for women’s rights, the foundation has been supporting women’s education through scholarships since 1978. Applications for the 2010-2011 academic year will be accepted beginning in November, with a final deadline around March 1. For more information, visit www.rankinfoundation.org/apply/default.php.