Published: July 20, 2017

Silhouette of CU buffalo sculpture with sunset in backgroundSince 1987 the University Perspective Program has enhanced the knowledge base of CU Boulder staff. With over 520 graduates, the program engages participants with campus and university leaders to provide an in-depth understanding of inner workings of the university. Applications are being accepted for the 2017–18 program. 

Program information

Sponsored by Organizational and Employee Development (OED) in the Department of Human Resources (HR), the University Perspective Program course runs eight months from September 2017 through April 2018.

Participants will have the chance to engage with campus administrators and distinguished faculty; visit notable locations; participate in networking opportunities; meet with the Boulder city manager; attend a legislative session at the state capitol; and hear from members of the CU president's executive team during visits to each campus and the system office.

Selection process

Interested employees must submit a complete application packet to HR. Applications are accepted via campus mail and email. For campus mail, send all application materials to: 565 UCB, Attn. Lauren Harris. For email, send application materials to

Interested? Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 11.

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Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Current staff member at CU Boulder
  • Have support of immediate supervisor to participate in the program
  • Be able to fully participate in all program sessions.

Strong consideration will be given to emerging or current leaders at all levels of the organization who are professionally ready for a deeper immersion into the inner workings of the university.

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate vice chancellor's office. Final selections are made by the applicant’s division leadership. The program coordinator will notify selected applicants in early September.

Learn more and download the University Perspective Program app by visiting the HR website. For questions, contact the University Perspective Program coordinator Lauren Harris at or call 303-492-6597.