Project AHEAD: Achieving Higher Education Administration Diversity
With fewer than 30 African-American, Hispanic American and Native American Deans at majority business schools in the U.S., the need for administrative diversity has become increasingly evident. Project AHEAD encourages tenured minority faculty to explore positions in administration. Following The PhD Project model, this program offers resources and support by hosting webinars and providing mentors to help members on this path.
Understanding the Search Process
Seasoned PhD Project faculty joined current Deans and representatives from leading search firms to explore this path at our AHEAD session held during The PhD Project 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. View a video from this event to learn more.
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Aspiring Leaders Program – partnering with AACSB International
The PhD Project is proud to host the Aspiring Leaders Program with AACSB. Held each July for tenured PhD Project faculty, this program addresses all leadership roles from department chairs through provost and is facilitated by our friend, and Dean Emeritus, Dr. Andy Policano. For more information on this exciting program, contact Myrna Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AACSB Administrator Resource Center
AACSB Lessons for Aspiring Deans and Department Chairs Seminars
ACE Leadership Programs
Accounting Programs Leadership Group
The PhD Project Faculty Alumni Associations
Held each summer in conjunction with our Doctoral Student Association conferences (click here for schedule), these events bring together PhD Project faculty allowing them to stay connected with other faculty and current doctoral students, furthering opportunities for research and mentorship. The conferences consist of sessions to help faculty advance their careers, as well as explore the path to administration.
Management Faculty of Color
Created in 2001, the goal of the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA) is to promote and support the professional development of African-American, Hispanic American, and Native American business management faculty. To learn more click here.
Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association
Founded in 2007, the Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association (MEFA) was established to promote the professional development of under- represented ethnic faculty in the fields of marketing and related business disciplines. We provide supportive networks of individuals interested in advancing the field of marketing through scholarship, teaching, and other professional interests. To learn more click here.
Strategies for Teaching Success – partnering with Bentley University
In July 2015, Bentley University piloted a program for PhD Project members to address teaching skills. This has become an annual event, held each June for new and emerging faculty.
The PhD Project and Baruch College Research Symposium
The PhD Project and the Baruch College at the City University of New York, invite doctoral students who are members of the PhD Project to apply to participate in the annual PhD Project – Baruch College Research Symposium in New York City. Accepted students will be designated PhD Project – Baruch College Doctoral Research Fellows.
More Info: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/doctoral/phd-project-baruch-research-symposium
Suffolk University and The PhD Project’s Meet the Universities and Colleges in Boston Symposium
Suffolk University would like to deepen its relationship with the PhD Project community by hosting an annual symposium. The purpose of this symposium would be to establish personal connections with late-stage PhD students and early-stage faculty from underrepresented minority groups – Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans – who might be interested in pursuing a tenure-track career at Suffolk University or in the greater Boston area.
Suffolk University and the PhD Project will partner with various institutions in the greater Boston area to host and support the symposium. We hope to establish long-term relationships, thus providing Sawyer Business School and partner institutions from the greater Boston area access to a diverse network of doctoral students during hiring cycles. This will give us the chance to create stronger relationships with doctoral students even before they are on the academic job market.
The symposium would take place annually in the Spring (end of March – March 25th and 26th), before our job openings are posted. Baruch College also runs a Symposium in late April, and we would like to give students the opportunity to attend both.
KPMG Board Fit
KPMG Board Leadership Center’s Board Fit program is an outgrowth of KPMG’s commitment to boardroom excellence and the importance of strong, diverse boards. Board Fit is conducted by our center’s board and governance experts.
For more information: Board Fit for Academic Leaders
For more information on these programs, please contact Myrna Varner at email@example.com.