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Application Now Open: The Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholars program

In an effort to professionalize and elevate the field of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education (PCO), UPCEA is launching a series of Online Professional Development programs. As we examined the unique challenges of the profession, the importance of representative and diverse leadership—a cornerstone of UPCEA’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence—came to the forefront. To address this need, we have established the Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholars program with the goal of equipping diverse professionals at any stage of their career with the skills and knowledge needed to move into leadership positions on campus, in the field of PCO, and in UPCEA.

Application Process:
Individuals who identify as a member of one or more diverse groups are encouraged to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae, a brief note of support (300 words or fewer) from a senior leader or supervisor at their institution, and a brief essay of no more than one page (single spaced) that addresses the following questions:

  • How will completing this program help you achieve your career aspirations?
  • How do you hope to contribute to your campus and the communities it serves?
  • How do you hope to contribute to the PCO profession?

Application Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020

Learn more and apply today!

Selection Criteria:
The selection committee shall be made up of the following:

  • 2 members of the UPCEA Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee
  • 2 members of the UPCEA Professional Development Founding Faculty
  • Chair of the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee
  • UPCEA Professional Development Faculty Director (non-voting member)

The selection committee will consider all applications and choose 5-10 individuals to each receive a full scholarship for one (1) UPCEA Online PD certificate program consisting of five courses.

Recipients will be selected and announced by Friday, August 14, 2020.

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