Frye Institute

What Is the Program?

About the 2011 Frye Leadership Institute

The 2011 Frye Institute will focus on the following issues:

  • Higher education's future will depend on sustained, broad change. How do we move from inventing and piloting to adopting and scaling needed innovations?
  • From Idea to Object: what are new methods of scholarly communication, and what are the implications for higher education organization?
  • How will online education and alternative models impact traditional higher education? Do they represent another set of options or a disruptive force?

The 2011 Institute will be held Sunday, June 5, through Friday, June 10 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be hosted by Rick Luce, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries for Emory University. During the week of intensive study, project ideas and teams will form. Over the summer, teams will develop their projects. In addition to the face-to-face experience, two virtual meetings will be conducted via web-conferencing in mid-July and late August/early September for project teams. These meetings will serve as checkpoints to report on project progress and engage the Frye Leadership Council in critical reflection as projects are polished to present to the larger community through national conferences and publications.

2011 Frye Institute participants were announced February 15, 2011.

The Frye Leadership Council

Members of the Frye Leadership Council, which is formed each year based on the Institute's focus, serve as faculty and co-learners. Participants and the Leadership Council explore the issues over a period of time in order to develop alternative thinking.

Joining Diana Oblinger, president and CEO, EDUCAUSE and Chuck Henry, president, Council of Library and Information Resources, the 2011 Frye Leadership Council members include:

  • Beth Cate, Associate General Counsel, Indiana University System
  • Joel Hartman, Vice Provost and CIO, University of Central Florida
  • Joanne Kossuth, Vice President for Operations and CIO, Olin College of Engineering
  • David Lewis, Dean, University Libraries, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Frye Mentors

Institute participants will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Frye Mentors, a community of leaders committed to ongoing professional development and collaborative learning. These colleagues will participate in the Institute, help direct project groups and serve as mentors throughout the project development process.

The 2011 Frye Mentors are:

  • Kathy Christoph, Director of Academic Technology (Retired), University of Wisconsin-Madison (Frye 2001)
  • Susan Metros, Associate Vice Provost and Deputy CIO for Technology-Enhanced Learning and Professor of Visual Design and Clinical Education, University of Southern California (Frye 2001)
  • Robert Renaud, Vice President Library and Information Systems and CIO, Dickinson College (Frye 2000)
  • David Starrett, Dean School of University Studies and Academic Info Services, Southeast Missouri State University (Frye 2002)