The Broad Center at Yale SOM FAQs

Will the mission and focus of The Broad Center at Yale SOM remain the same?

 The mission will remain the same: transforming public school systems into engines of equity and excellence through identifying, developing and supporting leaders and managers. The core mission of The Broad Center to develop leaders will be augmented by academic research and policy work. The three pillars of TBC at Yale SOM are as follows:

  • Develop School System Leaders through degree- and non-degree management education programs tailored to their needs.
  • Generate New Knowledge about Effective Education Leadership through research, collaboration with practitioners, and rigorous scholarly activity.
  • Shape the Debate through public policy relating to K-12 education through strategic convenings and communication.

 

Why Yale School of Management?

The Yale School of Management is distinctive among business schools for its mission to educate leaders for business and society. Since its founding, it has focused on tackling major societal challenges by seeking students who care deeply about the problems affecting our world and giving them the management and leadership tools to pursue positive and ambitious change. The school has long had a deep commitment to public education; it has an active student group that hosts an annual education conference, and hundreds of SOM graduates have worked in the field. Furthermore, we expect that the Broad Center at Yale SOM will become a hub of activity related to K-12 education for the entire Yale University campus. The school’s mission, expertise in leadership training, and commitment to education make Yale SOM an exciting home for The Broad Center.

By combining the resources, relationships and expertise of TBC and Yale SOM, and by leveraging the wider resources of Yale University, we can accelerate improvements in public education to benefit students, their families and their communities.

Additionally, in Yale SOM, TBC finds a permanent home and the opportunity to broaden and expand its funding base to ensure it will exist in perpetuity.

 

Will the new partnership continue to have a focus on diversity?

Absolutely. Developing and supporting a diverse pipeline of leaders is a shared core value of both institutions. Yale SOM is deeply committed to continuing the leadership role TBC has played in advancing this work.

 

How long is the transition?

The transition will begin immediately and will run through the end of 2020 and into mid-2021. The Broad Center will complete the programs that are currently in progress.

 

How will this impact the current Broad Center team?

The Broad Center team will remain in Los Angeles to complete work with the Residency and Academy cohorts that are currently in progress, to provide support to alumni, and to support the transfer of knowledge, data, curriculum, and relationships to Yale SOM over the transition period. After the transition period, the Los Angeles office will close. The team that will run TBC at Yale SOM in New Haven is still being formulated.

 

THE BROAD RESIDENCY

Will the curriculum change in the successor program at Yale SOM?

Yale SOM’s team is committed to spending the transition time to learn everything they can from the TBC team about its model and evolution. With this new partnership, participants will have expanded educational offerings on Yale’s campus, so the curriculum will naturally evolve – as it always has – to best serve the needs of K-12 public school students across America.

 

Where will Residency sessions take place in the successor program at Yale SOM?

 The TBC Residency program will become a Master in Education Management program as part of The Broad Center at Yale SOM, and all sessions are anticipated to take place at the SOM campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

What degree will participants earn in the successor program at Yale SOM?

TBC at Yale SOM participants in this program will earn the degree of Master in Management Studies (MMS) in Education Management from the Yale School of Management.

 

Will the program continue to be free in the successor program at Yale SOM?

The program and lodging will continue to be free and participants will cover transportation expenses.

 

When will the first successor program at Yale SOM cohort start?

The first master’s degree program will launch in Summer 2021.

 

I am in a current Broad Residency cohort. How does this news impact me?

We do not intend to change the program design for current cohorts. Your cohort will continue to be supported by the current TBC team and you will still receive a master’s degree from TBC.

 

I am a current Broad Residency supervisor.  How does this news impact my Resident and associated grant?

There will be no direct impact to your Resident or your grant if applicable. You will continue to be supported by the current TBC team and TBC will continue to provide your grant according to the terms of the current grant agreement.

 

THE BROAD ACADEMY

Will the curriculum change in the successor program at Yale SOM?

SOM’s team is committed to spending the transition time to learn everything they can from the TBC team about its model and evolution. With this new partnership, the curriculum will leverage resources at Yale University and it will naturally evolve – as it always has – to best serve the needs of K-12 public school students across America.

 

Will participants earn a degree from the successor program at Yale SOM?

Similar to the current TBA program, this will not be a degree program.

 

Will the program continue to be free in the successor program at Yale SOM?

The program and lodging will continue to be free and participants will cover transportation expenses.

 

When will the first cohort start at the successor program at Yale SOM?

We anticipate the first cohort to launch by Fall 2020.

 

Where will Academy sessions take place in the successor program at Yale SOM?

The Broad Academy will become an Executive Leadership program as part of The Broad Center at Yale SOM, and sessions are anticipated to take place at the Yale SOM campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

I am in a current Broad Academy cohort. How does this news impact me?

We do not intend to change the program design for current cohorts. Your cohort will continue to be supported by the current TBC team.

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Will there still be opportunities to bring new talent into our school system through The Broad Residency? Will there still be grants to support the salaries of future Broad Residents?

To ensure a successful transition to Yale SOM, we will not launch a Broad Residency cohort in 2020.  In Summer 2021, The Broad Center at Yale SOM will launch a new, tuition-free master’s degree program for emerging public education leaders at the Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The specific candidate profile and further program details will be determined in the course of the coming year.

 

Will TBC still offer supports to partner school systems, including 360 feedback, executive coaching and succession planning?

TBC will continue to support its network members and partner organizations during the transition period. We will follow through on current and ongoing projects but will likely need to adjust what we can provide going forward.

 

ALUMNI

How will this change impact alumni?

During the transition period, the current team at TBC will continue to support you, so please continue to reach out. We hope to create opportunities for TBC alumni to get acquainted with Yale SOM and vice versa.

 

Will this impact my status as a Broad alumnus or my degree? Will my degree be from Yale SOM?

If you earned a master’s degree through TBR, that degree will hold and you will remain a TBC alumnus; your degree will not convert into a degree from Yale SOM.

 

Will the 2020 TBC Forum in Los Angeles still take place?

Yes – we hope to see you there!