The Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts, Associate/Vice Provosts, and Vice Presidents for Student Affairs is a leadership development program tailored to the distinctive needs of these roles. SSI will help individuals with at least one year of experience in their role to lead and implement the type of transformational change necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s increasingly diverse student body.
This program is based on the following convictions:
- Student success is a key contributor to a more equitable society. Studies have shown that student success in college can increase economic mobility, reshape opportunities, and transform the lives of both students and their families.
- There is empirical evidence that changing institutional practices and policies can increase student success outcomes and narrow achievement and opportunity gaps among all students.
- Provosts are critical agents of the president or chancellor in transforming their institutions to achieve greater student outcomes. Provosts are charged with overseeing the academic enterprise of an institution, while also building and managing effective relationships with their student affairs counterparts.
Student Success at AASCU
The Student Success Institute (SSI) for Provosts, Associate/Vice Provosts, and Vice Presidents for Student Affairs is a key component in AASCU’s strategy to assist our members in the institutional transformation necessary to achieve their student success goals. Through our array of programs and services -- leadership development, student success academies, webinars, and convenings -- we provide structured and customized support as our members adapt to meet the needs of current students. This kind of institutional transformation demands responsive and adaptive leaders who have the tools to lead deep, pervasive change. In addition to a robust suite of programs and services, including leadership development, AASCU’s approach to student success includes what we are best at--fostering a culture of collaboration among peers.
How to Apply
The application period for the 2023 SSI cohort is now closed. Click here to sign up to be notified for the next cohort.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All. Visit www.aascu.org for more information.