Our Work Impact Academy
Apply by March 8, 2018
The application for the 2018-2019 cohort of Impact Academy is now open. The deadline to apply is March 8th, 2018.
The Impact Academy fellowship is designed to build deans’ leadership skills and create a network of deans focused on collective action and support for one another. Typical leadership programming focuses on nuts-and-bolts training for budgeting or accreditation. Impact Academy goes beyond brass tacks to provide skills, knowledge, and strategies to help solve the complicated problems deans face.
Impact Academy, designed in collaboration with our member deans, will increase the leadership skills of fellows through an initial in-person experience and ongoing support from their peers and experienced deans. Impact Academy has four primary learning objectives:
Over the course of the year-long fellowship, fellows will participate in in-person sessions, receive ongoing leadership coaching, and develop and implement plans to improve their educator-preparation programs.
In 2017, we welcomed 17 fellows into the second Impact Academy cohort. Our 2017 fellows come from programs in 13 different states and Washington D.C., and together their programs enroll about 7,400 teacher-candidates. Meet the 2017 Impact Academy Fellows
The inaugural Impact Academy in summer 2016 welcomed 11 fellows from diverse institutions. See the 2016 Impact Academy Fellows
We’re committed to building a diverse cohort – one that represents a range of institutions and educator preparation programs in this country. Impact Academy Fellows are leaders with a strong interest in their own growth and in the learning of those they lead.
The fee for the year-long fellowship is $3,000. This includes all materials, breakfast, and lunch for the in-person sessions.
*Scholarships are available for leaders of institutions who can demonstrate significant financial need.