• Accreditation Leadership Academy (ALA)

    How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications for the ALA will be accepted April 1 – May 10, 2024. The online application is available in the Volunteer Information Portal (VIP). The application questions are provided below.

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ALA Application Questions

  1. Describe your interest in the Academy and why you decided to apply.
  2. Describe your higher education professional experience.
  3. Please tell us about an experience you have had working with others to accomplish a task, advance an initiative, or improve a program or service that was particularly meaningful to you. Also let us know why it was meaningful and how things turned out.
  4. Please provide other examples of your leadership capacity and experience (e.g. participation in academic governance or serving as a department chair, faculty development director, or other administrator).
  5. Do you have areas of expertise and/or engagement that would be helpful to the ALA community (e.g. knowledge of educational effectiveness and/or teaching and learning literature, national issues in higher education, equity & inclusion, institutional research and and/or research design)?
  6. What kind of professional development and educational opportunities have you been involved with (e.g., presentations at higher education conferences, WSCUC’s ARC, WSCUC Educational Programs workshops/webinars.)
  7. Please provide a brief resume that includes all degrees you have earned (Bachelor, Masters, PhD, etc.)
  8. Applicants apply individually but must have institutional support. Institutions that nominate potential participants should commit to support the individual’s efforts both during and after the Academy. WSCUC asks that a letter of acknowledgement of support and intentions for engaging the applicant be submitted, which should be from an institutional leader or administrator, ideally the direct supervisor for the applicant at the level of director, dean, provost, or chief academic officer, vice president, or president.