Welcome to the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)

AALI is committed to the broad development and support of leadership in higher education by creating and implementing programs and other forms of assistance that enable academic leaders in various administrative positions to be successful in their roles and to advance to higher positions of responsibility. AALI provides leadership identification, development, and support programs through the member institutions and employees of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). AALI is supported by grants from Academic Search, Inc.

AALI occasionally consults with collegiate trustees and administrators, higher education researchers, and others on a wide range of topics related to leadership development, leadership support, and the successful administration of colleges and universities.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years.

 

Higher Education Veteran Dr. Linda M. Bleicken Named President of the American Academic Leadership Institute

The American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), an organization dedicated to the development and support of leadership in private and public higher education, announced today that Linda M. Bleicken will become the Institute’s next president, effective July 1, 2017. AALI partners with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to prepare future presidents through the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) and future vice presidents through the Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) and the Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA). Read More...


Executive Leadership Academy

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is a year-long program for individuals from AASCU and CIC member institutions nominated by their chief executives.  ELA prepares experienced college and university cabinet officers to become successful presidents and chancellors. The program consists of two national seminars, readings, a year-long Professional Experiential Plan, group work and a mentorship experience.

 

 

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Becoming A Provost Academy

The Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA) is a year-long program for individuals from AASCU member institutions nominated by their institutions chief academic officer.  BAPA prepares experienced academic leaders and administrators to become successful chief academic officers/provosts.  Participants are acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the chief academic officer position through two national seminars held in conjunction the AASCU summer Academic Affairs Meetings, readings, group work, a year-long Professional Experience Plan and a mentorship experience.

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Senior Leadership Academy

The Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) is a year-long program for individuals from CIC member institutions nominated by their institutions president or vice president. SLA prepares experienced individuals for senior leadership positions at the presidential cabinet level in independent colleges and universities.  Participants are acquainted with the roles of cabinet members through two national seminars, readings, group work, a year-long Professional Experience Plan and a mentorship experience. 

 

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