Koerwer selected as fellow of Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership

Academy focused on preparing fellows to lead organizational change at colleges and universities.

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SCRANTON, PA (11/30/2017) V. Scott Koerwer, vice president for strategy and vice dean of graduate studies, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, joined 32 other senior leaders from more than two dozen universities who were selected as fellows in the fifth cohort of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, co-hosted by Arizona State University (ASU) and Georgetown University.

The eight-month program, which began Nov. 6 and takes place at Georgetown and ASU, focuses on preparing the fellows to lead organizational change at colleges and universities.

During four intensive sessions, fellows at the academy will be introduced to the latest thinking and research about change leadership, teaching and learning in a digital age, external challenges facing higher education and the financial sustainability of institutions.

Participants also will apply the principles of "design thinking" to re-imagine the future of higher education. A mix of seminars, hands-on workshops, design sessions and fireside chats with leading thinkers from various industries will help the fellows prepare for leading innovation at their own institutions.

Academy faculty members represent a cross-section of higher-education scholars and leaders from other sectors of the economy that are facing similar challenges. For a complete list of fellows, visit asunow.asu.edu/20171113-5th-cohort-academy-innovative-higher-education-leadership-named.