The 2020 Institute has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next open application cycle, for the 2022 Institute, will open in October 2021.
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Applications are accepted through an online system, in the fall/winter. The following items were required in the most recent application cycle and provide an example of what may be needed for future cycles.
A cover letter (two pages maximum) should address the selection committee and include the following:
- Identify your interest in being a leader in higher education.
- Summarize your experience. If you have previously participated in the Leading Change/Frye Leadership Institute, identify which class and describe the impact the experience has had on your career.
Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose (no more than two pages) should address the following topics:
- From your perspective, what are the top three issues facing higher education today? Why?
- What are your own institution’s priorities and challenges with regard to leveraging information and technologies for the benefit of the entire organization? If there was one thing you could change about your institution, what would it be; and what is the one unique aspect of your institution you would like to keep?
Letter of Support
Provide a letter that speaks to your readiness and ability to be a national leader in higher education. This letter might come from a colleague who knows you well, a supervisor whose work you admire, or a mentor who demonstrates a method of leadership you find inspirational. This individual could be a leader at your own institution, such as your president, chancellor, or dean; or someone at another institution with whom you’ve worked closely.
Please include a short (no more than two pages) CV in your application.
Scholarship Statement (optional)
If you would like to apply for the Patricia M. Battin scholarship, please provide a brief statement explaining the need for funding and how your participation would align with the scholarship’s goals of supporting the inclusion of a diverse group of participants from a wide range of institutions at the Institute.
Please contact Lizzi Albert with questions regarding the Institute.
Tuition for the 2021 Leading Change Institute is $6,500. A non-refundable participant fee of $3,250 is due upon acceptance to the Institute; the remainder must be paid by May 15, 2021. In addition to the program activities, tuition for the Institute includes the following:
- Lodging for up to six nights
- Breakfast: five days
Lunch: six days
- Dinner: one day
The costs of transportation to and from the Institute location, for additional nights in the conference hotel, and for meals not listed above are the responsibility of the participant.
Scholarships and Discounts
CLIR sponsor institution discount
Participants from CLIR sponsor institutions selected to attend the Leading Change Institute are automatically eligible for a $500 discount to the LCI. The recipient must be a staff member at a CLIR sponsor institution at both the time of award and for the duration of the 2020 LCI. One participant per sponsor, per year. No additional application materials are required to receive this discount.
EDUCAUSE Jane N. Ryland Fellowship award
Patricia M. Battin Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia M. Battin Memorial Scholarship provides $3,000 in tuition assistance for those whose institutions cannot provide funding to support their attendance. As a co-founder, longtime faculty member, and advisor of the LCI in its original iteration as the Frye Leadership Institute; the first president of CLIR’s predecessor organization, the Commission on Preservation and Access; and a board member of EDUCAUSE, Pat’s ties to the LCI and the profession ran deep. She established a scholarship dedicated to supporting the inclusion of a diverse group of participants from a wide range of institutions at the Institute, and this memorial scholarship honors that original vision. To apply, please provide a scholarship statement with your application.
Thank You to Our Patricia M. Battin Memorial Scholarship Donors
- John Cole and Nancy Gwinn
- Rosalie Dahlen-Hartfield
- Michael Keller
- Nicholas Meyer
- Hans and Marjorie Rutimann