Apply: Project Kaleidoscope Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty

ASPKALPB partners with the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) community on various initiatives. With PULSE, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is offering three sessions of a Summer 2016 institute at The Claggett Center in Adamstown, Maryland, for early and mid-career STEM faculty. Applications due March 11, 2016.

Session Options:
Institute I: July 12–July 17
Institute II: July 19–July 24
Institute III: July 26–July 31

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of such change and contribute to the national STEM higher education reform effort.

All of the Institutes are identical in format and programming, and include a team of eight mentors who are nationally recognized leaders in STEM higher education. Institute mentors play a key role in guiding the Institute, contributing first-hand experience in institutional change leadership at the local and national levels. Mentors work with participants during the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership, and develop an action plan for an ongoing or new undergraduate STEM initiative at either the campus or national level. Significant time is allotted for informal conversation and reflection with mentors.

Additionally, the Institute strategically utilizes a combination of introspection and experiential learning—along with a variety of other approaches that include, but are not limited to, case studies, role-playing, and collaborative problem-solving exercises—in order to empower a cadre of leaders who are equipped to:

  • Lead Change with Courage;
  • Embrace Diverse Perspectives with Authenticity and Legitimacy; and
  • Communicate Bold, New Ideas with Thoughtfulness and Clarity

Emerging STEM faculty leaders from all institution types, especially community colleges and minority-serving institutions, are encouraged to apply. STEM faculty from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications are due on March 11, 2016. For more information on the Institute, visit

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