The 21st century environment presents significant challenges for higher education leaders. Among these challenges are globalization, increasing costs of operation, rising tuitions, limited government appropriations, increasing competition for faculty and students, advancing technology, and changing population diversity and student demographics. These challenges require reconsideration of institutional approaches to leadership and management.
To lead successfully within an increasingly uncertain environment, the Ohio Inter-University Council offers the Ohio Leadership Academy to prepare future higher education leaders for Ohio's colleges and universities. Ohio's colleges and universities must not only survive within an increasingly global competitive environment, these institutions must thrive and flourish.
It is imperative that academic institutions implement new approaches to leadership development. The Ohio Inter-University Council's strong commitment to the professional preparation of future higher education leaders spurred the development of OLA. The Ohio Leadership Academy provides the foundation for development opportunities for faculty contemplating leadership positions in academia.