The prestigious Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes offer intensive residential professional development experiences for women faculty and administrators in mid-level and senior-level positions in higher education. USC has sponsored candidates to participate in the HERS Institutes for over twenty years. The two Institutes sponsored by USC provide participants with opportunities to learn from senior women leaders and higher education scholars.


The curriculum prepares participants for institutional leadership roles with the knowledge and skills to achieve organizational priorities and maximizing available resources. In addition, HERS Institute participants work with HERS faculty and alumnae to develop the professional skills and networks needed to advance as leaders in higher education administration.


Curriculum includes:

·      The landscape of higher education; historical and social -political context

·      Academic Trends

·      Serving Students

·      Organizational and Faculty Governance

·      Legal Issues

·      Budgeting and Finance


USC will sponsor one staff or faculty member's attendance at either the University of Denver or the Bryn Mawr College 2018 Summer Institute.  Nominees must be current full-time/benefits eligible USC staff or faculty.  Additional selection criteria can be reviewed using the link below.  The application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 3:00pm.  Applicants will be notified of the decision in January 2018.