In support of the partnership among Rutgers University-Camden, U.S. Agency for International Development, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), and Higher Education Center for Ethics, Equity, and Transparency, the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University was invited to develop and deliver a customized Leadership in Higher Education Institute. With the support of Rutgers Global, this leadership development program serves as a pilot initiative for other global partnerships. The Institute consisted of seven virtual modules for approximately 25 members of the UNA leadership team. Aligned with the broader themes of transparency, ethics, and equity that guide UNA’s transformation efforts, this series introduced participants to the Excellence in Higher Education (EHE) framework (Ruben, 2016). The Excellence in Higher Education framework provides a guide for transformative leadership. Inspired by the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, this framework focuses on seven dimensions of excellence that are recognized as critical for organizational design, assessment, planning, and implementation. Workshop participants explored the connections between each of the EHE categories and their ongoing transformation efforts at UNA.
Learn more about the Excellence in Higher Education (EHE) framework.
Learn more about the Rutgers and Universidad Nacional de Asuncion collaboration.