Approved: March 29, 1989
The University has established Programs for Professional Enrichment to provide career development and enrichment programs to encourage and support faculty and staff development. The Programs are administered through the Office of the President and have two independent programs, an Internal Program and an External Program.
Each year, subject to the availability of funds, the University may sponsor nominations of employees for external internships, e.g., Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration or American Council on Education Fellows Program.
The application and selection process shall be independent from that of the Internal Program. A screening committee, composed of the vice presidents, the Faculty Senate Chair and the Director of the Program, shall review applications. On recommendation of the screening committee and the Director, the President shall approve individuals for participation in the External Training Program.
The Internal Program is an on-campus, three-phase program offering career development workshops, seminars in higher education administration and administrative internships.
An application and selection process shall be used to select participants for each phase of the Internal Program. The Program Director and the Coordinating Committee shall serve as the screening committee. On recommendation of the Program Director, the President shall approve individuals for admission.
Only those individuals completing the Career Development Workshops shall be eligible to participate in the Seminar Series and only those individuals completing the Seminar Series may apply for an Administrative Internship.
The Internal Program staff shall consist of a Director and a Coordinating Committee. Committee members are appointed by the President.
The Director shall have administrative responsibility for the overall program. The Coordinating Committee shall work with the Director in developing curricula, application and selection procedures, and the evaluation criteria and procedures for the various phases of the program. In addition, they shall recommend individuals to serve as speakers and seminar leaders. The Coordinating Committee shall identify potential intern placement sites and serve as liaison between the internship supervisors and the interns in the Administrative Internship Phase.
Program evaluation is an integral part of the Programs for Professional Enrichment and shall occur on an ongoing basis. The Director shall be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the evaluation process.