The Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) at the University of Manitoba is seeking applications for their 2012 program offerings. UBC has made a commitment to sponsor the course fees and travel arrangements for up to three individuals to attend the Senior University Administrators Course (SUAC). These costs will be centrally funded and nominations will be accepted from Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
While all Senior Executive, Deans and Directors are invited to submit nominations of candidates for other CHERD programs, we look to the Vice-Presidents alone to provide the list of nominations for SUAC.
The SUAC is an advanced management course for experienced administrators responsible for making institutional policy, including presidents, rectors, principals, vice-presidents, provosts, associate vice-presidents, treasurers, comptrollers, registrars, chief librarians, deans and senior directors of services.
The curriculum examines legal issues and institutional policies, power and influence in the organization, restructuring issues, resource management, negotiation and conflict management, and the changing leadership role.
2012 SUAC Dates
In 2012, SUAC will be held on Niagara, Ontario, June 8-15. We have invited each of the Vice-Presidents to make nominations directly within their portfolio for these three seats.
Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2012. The nominating Vice-President will be notified in early March regarding the results of the application.
SUAC Candidate Profile
- Academic and non-academic administrators (such as deans, senior librarians, associate vice-presidents, etc.,) responsible for initiating actions with institution-wide impact, and whose mandate includes change management, resource planning and management, and/or legal and ethical issues
- Sample list of previous positions sponsored includes Registrar, Legal Counsel, Dean of Medicine, Associate Vice-President, Equity.
The Committee will apply these criteria in the selection process for SUAC:
- Senior administrative role
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Candidate who has assumed new/additional responsibilities
- Relevance of course to his/her professional development
- Developmental / succession planning opportunity
- Contribution to University goals
The Selection Committee, mandated by the Vice-Presidents, will make final selection decisions for SUAC. These candidates are then submitted to CHERD for final approval.
For more information on CHERD programs, please contact:
Maura da Cruz
Additional information is also available via the University of Manitoba website.
Previous SUAC Candidates
- Murray Isman - Dean, Land and Food Systems
- Wes Pue – Associate VP, Academic Resources, Office of VP Academic