Program Overview

The Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts is a leadership development program tailored to the distinctive needs of established provosts (chief academic officers) at AASCU member institutions. SSI will help provosts with more than two years of experience in the role at AASCU member institutions to more effectively lead and implement the type of transformational change necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s increasingly diverse student body.

Program Format & Content

The Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts will provide the most current and relevant expertise on promising practices in both student success and institutional transformation. Throughout the program, fellows will have the opportunity to build a strong and supportive network of peers, learn from leading experts in the field, and develop a cadre of critical skills necessary for leading institutional change. A key component of the program is the opportunity to reflect on one’s own practice, sometimes alone and sometimes in a small group of peers.

The cost of participation for the first year of the program will be fully subsidized by grant funding provided by Ascendium Education Group. There will be no program fee charged for the first year of this program.


How to Apply

The Design Cohort will be composed of up to 25 provosts at AASCU member institutions with a demonstrated commitment to student success (as evidenced in their application form). AASCU is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, the Design Cohort will represent a cross section of AASCU’s membership in regards to both individual demographic characteristics and institution type.

Applications for the Design Cohort have now closed. Current applicants will be notified of next steps by November 19, 2020.

Applications for Cohort 2 will open in Q1 2021. For general inquiries about the program or to indicate your interest in applying for Cohort 2, please fill out the inquiry form


The Student Success Institute for Provosts is supported by generous funding from Ascendium Education Group.