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2002 HERS Program Information Sessions:
February 6 and 7

To All Penn Women:

Have you heard about HERS and the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education? Ever think about applying? Wonder what the process is? Or want to know what the program is like? Come join us for an Information Session about the 2002 HERS program. Talk with colleagues who have attended HERS in years past and find out about this year's program and application process. Two sessions will be held: Wednesday, February 6, 4 p.m., and Thursday, February 7, noon-1 p.m., in the Fireside Lounge, The ARCH, located at 3601 Locust Walk, enter from 36th St.

The University will sponsor the nomination of one woman to the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resources (HERS) Mid Atlantic, and will fully fund her participation.

Over the years, Penn has supported the enrollment of over 50 women faculty and administrators from schools and departments across the campus. As in the past, a review committee of several HERS alumnae and Penn faculty will select the nominee for recommendation to HERS. HERS makes the final selection.

Applications for the woman selected by the internal committee will be forwarded to HERS for final review and acceptance in March.

For an application or more information, contact Linda Wiedmann at (215) 746-6489 or by e-mail at or visit

Q. What is the purpose of the Summer Institute?

A. The Institute offers women faculty and administrators intensive training in education administration pertinent to the management and governance of colleges and universities. It is designed to improve the status of women in middle and executive levels of higher education administration, areas in which women traditionally have been under-represented.

Q. What are the main curricular areas?

A. The curriculum focuses on four areas: academic environment, external environment, institutional environment and professional development. Specific work areas include strategic planning, budgeting and accounting, financing higher education, and leadership skills.

Q. Who makes up the faculty?

A. The faculty is comprised of women and men from government, foundations, professional associations, and the leadership of diverse sectors of North American higher education.

Q. Who is eligible to apply?

A. Application for admission is open to women faculty and administrators whose background, experience and present responsibilities indicate a potential for professional advancement in higher education administration.

Q. When and where will the program be held?

A. The Institute, a residential experience in its 27th year, will be held from June 23 to July 19, 2002 on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Although most women live on campus, it is possible to commute. Classes are held from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. There are programs and group discussions scheduled for many of the evenings.

Q. What is the application process?

A. Applicants must complete an application form and submit a letter of recommendation. For administrators, this letter should be from the department head or supervisor; for faculty, it should be from a faculty member who is knowledgeable of the candidate's administrative abilities. Submit materials to Linda Wiedmann, AWFA President, CURF, 2nd floor, ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk, no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2002.

--Linda A. Wiedmann, Associate Director, Benjamin Franklin Scholars/General Honors,
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships,
President, Association of Women Faculty and Administrators (AWFA

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 19, January 22, 2002


January 22, 2002
Volume 48 Number 19

In a message to the University community, President Judith Rodin notes that Penn must "take corrective steps now if we want to maintain a balanced budget."
Dr. Dawn Bonnell has been named Trustee Term Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
Dr. Gary Molander has been named the Allan Day Term Professor.
Dr. Virginia Richards has been named the Kahn Term Professor.
An update on BEN Financials' first two weeks in operation includes a new Advisories web page for users.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board seeks the input of the University community on their recommendations for expanding the PENNCard policy.
Interested in finding out about HERS, the summer institute for women in higher education? Two information sessions will provide the details. now contains a free on-line clinical trial match and referral service for patients who are attempting to locate all available treatment options.