Diana Lys, Ed.D., the School of Education’s assistant dean for educator preparation and accreditation, has been selected to participate in the UNC system’s Bridges Academic Leadership Program for Women.
Bridges is a professional development for women at North Carolina universities and colleges, designed to help them strengthen their academic leadership capabilities. The program, conducted over four weekends in the fall, includes small group discussions, panels, case studies, formal presentations and opportunities to interact with academic leaders.
Lys, who earned her M.A.T. and Ed.D. degrees from the School of Education, leads educator preparation, program assessment and accreditation efforts in the School. She recently completed a four-year term as chair of AERA’s Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation Research in Educator Preparation Special Interest Group. Lys conducts research linking teacher candidate performance data to graduate outcomes in the field, including student achievement scores and principal evaluations.
The Bridges program’s theme for this year is “Leading in a Time of Transformation.” The program will include presentations about financial and legal issues facing higher education, as well as some of the human resources and risk management challenges faced in academia.
The Bridges Academic Leadership Program for Women has operated for almost 30 years. Learn more about the program here.