Project Kaleidoscope Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty

Call for Applications

Institute I: July 14–July 19, 2015
The Claggett Center: Adamstown, Maryland

Institute II: July 21–July 26, 2015
The Claggett Center: Adamstown, Maryland

Institute III: July 25–30, 2015
The Baca Campus of Colorado College: Crestone, Colorado

Applications Due February 10, 2015 (11:59 p.m. local time)

The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading campus and/or national initiatives aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of organizational change and contribute to national STEM higher education reform.

Personalized mentoring and professional coaching are cornerstones of the Institute experience.  As such, a team of expert mentors and coaches work with participants throughout the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership and develop an action plan for either an ongoing or new undergraduate STEM initiative at either the campus or national level.

Additionally, the Institute strategically utilizes a combination of introspection and experiential learning—along with a variety of other approaches that include, but are not limited to case studies, role-playing, and collaborative problem-solving exercises—in order to empower a cadre of leaders who are equipped to

  • Lead Change with Courage;
  • Embrace Diverse Perspectives with Authenticity; and
  • Communicate Bold, New Ideas with Thoughtfulness and Clarity

Emerging STEM faculty leaders from all institution types, especially community colleges and minority-serving institutions, are encouraged to apply. STEM faculty from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications are due on February 10, 2015. For more information on the Institute, click here.

To learn more about Project Kaleidoscope, please visit, e-mail us at, or call us at 202.884.7439.