Applications Are Open for ELEVATE 2016!

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions is pleased to open applications for our early career faculty development program, ELEVATE (Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility, and Training Educators). This program is a unique three-day professional development opportunity for early career Minority Serving Institution (MSI) faculty. Drawing from the expertise of the Center and our affiliates, ELEVATE will support the ongoing learning, training, and networking of early career MSI faculty by providing workshops, opportunities to create a close-knit network of peers, and a platform for collaboration.

Our 2016 ELEVATE will be hosted at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Wednesday, June 15, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016. In our effort to encourage attendance and minimize financial burden, ELEVATE will be offered free of registration costs to participants. In addition, all meals and materials will be provided by the Center. Participants will only have to cover the cost of their personal travel and lodging.

We have a maximum of 15 spots open for this program. If interested in participating, please send a cover letter and CV to Paola ‘Lola’ Esmieu at by February 15, 2016. The cover letter should detail your interest in attending ELEVATE and what you hope to gain from the experience.