• Academy for New Provosts


    The 2021 academy is open to first-time AASCU member and non-member provosts appointed after July 2020. 

    Timeline and Format 

    September 2021 – July 2022

    The 2021 Academy for New Provosts (ANP) will be delivered in a hybrid format beginning in September 2021. This includes monthly virtual learning and networking sessions and a two-day, in-person gathering in July 2022.   

    The program will feature:  

    • Monthly, two-hour, interactive cohort gatherings held over eight months (September – June)  
    • Two-day, in-person gathering scheduled in conjunction with the AASCU 2021 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting (tentatively July 21–23, 2022)
    • Optional small group reflection and discussion sessions
    • Asynchronous learning modules (pre-reads)  
    • Formal mentoring with ANP faculty and current AASCU provosts  

    Purpose and Objectives 

    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 state university peers in a learning environment tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time provost is likely to face. 

    Guiding Principles

    • 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

    Program Objectives 

    The program will prepare attendees to:

    • 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

    Registration Information 

    Registration Form

    Registration Fees  

    • AASCU Member Provosts - $3,500 
    • Non-Member Provosts - $4,000 

    The registration fee covers the virtual program, materials, and meals for the 2 1/2-day, in-person gathering.  

    Limited scholarships are available to accepted applicants from qualifying institutions.  

    Register no later than Aug. 13, 2021.  

    Cancellation Fees  

    • AASCU Member Provosts - $500  
    • Non-Member Provosts - $750 

    Cancellations received in writing by July 1 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received by July 2 will incur the above administration fees. Refunds are not available from cancellations after Aug. 13. To cancel, please email Associate Director Karusha Naidoo at naidook@aascu.org and include “ANP Cancellation” in the subject line. 

    Refunds are processed 30 days after the close of the in-person meeting.  

    Online Schedule

    Our program with confirmed speakers/facilitators will be posted in early July.

    Features of the program include:

    • Content delivered by national experts on topics of relevance to provosts at AASCU institutions
    • Individual, active mentoring by an experienced senior provost
    • The development of a supportive network of AASCU provosts who are also beginning their roles


    Terry Brown, vice president, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU
    Kathleen Scott, vice president, Leadership Development and Partnerships, AASCU
    Karusha Naidoo
    , associate director, Millennium Leadership Initiative and Leadership Development and Partnerships, AASCU 

    Registration Form

    Felicia Durham, Registrar
    (202) 478-4673

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