ACC - The Atlantic Coast Conference
The ACC Academic Leaders Network seeks to build upon existing campus programs to continue supporting leader development, but also to broaden awareness, create distinctive learning opportunities, and capitalize on networking and collaborative opportunities in ways that no single university can accomplish on its own.
Today’s top-tier universities recognize that future success requires bringing together resources from a broad variety of different sources in ways that leverage collaboration and innovation. The ability to continue to complete nationally and internationally requires broad networks and collaborations, diversity of ideas and approaches, and initiatives that go beyond the abilities of any one single institution. To that end, the ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN) is designed to facilitate cross-institutional networking and collaboration among academic leaders while building leadership capacity for the participating institutions.
This program is geared to further inter-institutional networking and collaborations and provide leadership competency development for faculty who have already gained some experience in academic leadership roles. Specifically in the first year, the program will focus on Department Chairs or Heads, Assistant or Associate Deans, and Assistant or Associate Provosts (or similar titles as they may vary from institution to institution) – with at least 1-2 years of experience in their current role.
Provides resources ranging from the Teaching Handbook to learning technology support.
Facilitate relationship building, networking, and collaboration among participants in ways that leverage interinstitutional contacts for the benefit of all.
Broaden academic leaders’ awareness of leadership, policies, practices, and models in place across an array of institutions of higher learning.
Gain practical insight into emerging trends and the broader landscape of higher education.
Build awareness of higher education leadership needs and challenges in a setting providing exposure to multiple disciplines, organizational roles, and organizational structures.