Frye Institute  
Frye Institute

What Is the Program?

About the 2012 Frye Leadership Institute

Since the inception of Frye, key higher education issues have included new sources of competition, use of technology to support effective teaching and learning, distance learning, changing modes of scholarly communications, an increasing focus on students and, fundamentally, a transformation in the qualities necessary for leadership in today's increasingly ambiguous and rapidly-changing environment. These issues continue to frame the complex landscape of higher education and to inform the Frye Leadership Institute's scope.

Together with the deans and other thought leaders from the community, fellows in the 2012 Institute will contemplate the current and future impact of these issues in the higher education community. They will discuss numerous approaches to addressing these issues, including ideas for collaboration, collective creativity, and innovation within and across departments, institutions, and local or regional boundaries; the conceptualization of blended positions and organizations; and the importance of community mentorship and advocacy. Speakers from a wide range of backgrounds will share real-life problems across the higher education landscape for which, over the course of the Institute, participants will be challenged to devise and propose solutions.

Date and Location

The 2012 institute will be held in Washington, D.C. near CLIR's and EDUCAUSE's headquarters. With the national headquarters for many higher education association within walking distance and close proximity to the heart of higher education's national policy-making body, this seminar will encourage dialog between the participants, government officials, and the leaders of these national organizations. Frye fellows will participate in field-based explorations, seminar discussions, presentations and other cohort building activities.


Joining Chuck Henry, president, Council of Library and Information Resources and Diana Oblinger, president and CEO, EDUCAUSE, the 2012 Deans are Elliott Shore, CIO, Constance A. Jones Director of Libraries and Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College and Joanne Kossuth, Vice President for Operations and CIO, Olin College of Engineering.

Guest speakers will include thought leaders from the CLIR and EDUCAUSE communities, the US Department of Education, and a variety of higher education associations, such as the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).