The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, in partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Council on Education (ACE), has established the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose.
Defining Leadership for Public Purpose
Effective leadership for public purpose transcends functional or instrumental leadership (i.e., personal career or political gain; or narrow business or organization outcomes), in pursuit of collective public goods like justice, equity, diversity, and liberty.
Leadership for public purpose can be manifest in all realms of social life such as private business, public and nonprofit institutions, neighborhood and community life, professional associations, civil and government institutions, and religious institutions.
Institutions that are committed to leadership for public purpose enhance the learning, teaching, and research mission of their institution by: developing leadership abilities in all institutional stakeholders; contributing to the public scholarly understanding of leadership as a public good, and understanding of the sociopolitical contexts, systems, and practices within which all leadership resides; and preparing students for lives of public leadership for public purpose in their careers, communities, and the broader society.
2024 Cycle Timeline Overview
- Applications Available on GivePulse: March 27, 2022
- Initiate an Application by: July 1, 2023
- Application Deadline: December 2023
- Campuses Notified: Spring 2024
- Public Announcement: Spring 2024
The 2024 Cycle Frameworks
Applications are available on GivePulse.com. After the payment is complete, an email receipt will be generated and will include a unique link to the classification framework application portal. There, you will be able to complete the application and save your progress as a draft.
Applications must be initiated by July 1, 2023. Campuses can cancel an initiated application and request a refund until October 15, 2023.