How to Apply

The inaugural class of SSI will be called the Design Cohort to signal that it will encompass a rich and substantive experience while providing fellows the opportunity to give formative feedback about the initial program design and their experience. Specifically, the Design Cohort will be composed of up to 25 outstanding provosts, representing the strength and diversity of AASCU member institutions across the nation. Subsequent cohorts will increase to up to 40 fellows. SSI is open to provosts with more than two years of experience in the role at AASCU member institutions.

Applications are now closed for the Design Cohort. 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 

Candidate Profile

You are a reform-oriented provost at an AASCU member institution committed to advancing significantly better and more equitable outcomes for your students. You seek a network of peers and confidants from which to share with and learn from, connections to outside experts on the leading edge of higher ed reform, and structured opportunities to reflect on and advance your own leadership. While subsequent years of the program will target provosts in their second through fourth years, the Design Cohort will be composed of both early career as well as established provosts.

Selection Process

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. A selection schedule is outlined below.

  • Applications open: September 21, 2020
  • Application close: October 30, 2020. Applications for the Design Cohort are now closed. 
  • Notification of fellow selection and next steps: 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.

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