Cultivating Transformative Leadership for Institutional Citizenship

Entrenched and structural inequality is an urgent and sticky problem affecting the health of our democracy and requiring institutional and grass roots leadership equal to the task of mobilizing and sustaining broad-scale change.

This transformative leadership must be equipped to change the hard wiring that preserves embedded inequality, address multi-dimensional problems that cut across institutional boundaries, mobilize networks, and build collective will across diverse stakeholders.  This featured session at AAC&U’s 2012 Annual Meeting, “Shared Futures / Difficult Choices: Reclaiming a Democratic Vision for College Learning, Global Engagement, and Success,” on January 26, 2012, in Washington, DC. will share the results of collaborative research identifying frameworks and strategies for higher education to cultivate transformative leadership equipped to advance full participation and public problem solving—a dual agenda we call institutional citizenship.

Panelists will include:

  • Susan Sturm, George M Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and Director of Center for Institutional and Social Change, Columbia University
  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University
  • Shirley Collado, Dean of the College and Chief Diversity Officer, Middlebury College
  • George Sanchez, Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California

January 26, 2012