The Institute for Professional and Academic Leadership
by James L. Morrison

[Note: This is a re-formatted manuscript that was originally published in On the Horizon, 1992, 1(2), 3-4. It is posted here with permission from Jossey Bass Publishers.]

A number of readers have written to ask about our publisher, The Institute for Academic and Professional Leadership at the University of North Carolina. The Institute, approved by the UNC Board of Governors this semester, is charged with offering professional development seminars to leaders in higher education. This fall, for example, it offered two seminars in a professional development series for community college presidents in North Carolina--"Developing and Managing the Executive Team" and "Trustees as a Greater Resource for the College." This winter, the Institute will offer two more seminars in this series—"Applying TQM Concepts," and "Issues Management: A Decision Support System for Managing Uncertainty."

The Institute is a part of the Program in Educational Leadership, UNC School of Education, which also sponsors professional development seminars. This coming July (9-13), the Program will cosponsor the third global change seminar, "Surviving and Prospering in a World of Change" with King Alfred's College Winchester and H+E Associates, Ltd. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for announcements of forthcoming seminars by either the Program or the Institute, please send me a note.

In the February issue, we will begin to focus on critical issues affecting higher education. Two such issues currently occupy much of the space in our local papers--multiculturalism (you may have read of the tension of establishing a free-standing black cultural center on our campus) and tenure (three professors who have won teaching awards were denied tenure this year). This is designed to be an interactive newsletter. Please send me your nominations for the "critical issues" list.

Finally a number of people have written me concerning site licenses to copy and distribute On the Horizon to their staffs or to institutional planning committee members. This is an excellent use of the newsletter; please write or phone me if you are interested in such an arrangement.

All material within the HORIZON site, unless otherwise noted, may be distributed freely for educational purposes. If you do redistribute any of this material, it must retain this copyright notice and you must use appropriate citation including the URL. Also, we would appreciate your sending James L. Morrison a note as to how you are using it. HTML and design by Noel Fiser, ©2006. Page last modified: 7/9/2003 12:49:23 AM. 16679 visitors since February 2000.