Leadership Development

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Office of Faculty Professional Development support faculty leadership development programs across campus:

Faculty Executive Leadership Academy (FELA) - Designed to identify, foster, and develop senior faculty members for leadership, FELA Fellows build on their previous leadership development experiences through access to senior leadership and their decisions; close, and accessible, mentoring; and participation in the formulation of solutions and policies related to real problems and on-going issues. FELA is sponsored by the Offices of the President, Provost, Vice President for Research, and Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) - Designed for post-promotion senior faculty, participants take part in several activities including regular cohort workshops, small-group work, and leadership coaching. The program is a collaboration among the Office of the Provost, the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty

ACC Academic Leaders Network (ACC ALN) - Designed to facilitate cross-institutional networking and collaboration among academic leaders while building leadership capacity for the participating institutions, ACC Academic Leaders Network builds upon existing campus programs by creating distinctive learning opportunities, while capitalizing on networking and collaborative opportunities to further develop our leaders along a range of dimensions, in ways that no single university can accomplish on its own.

Ascend Mid-Career Professional Development Program - Designed and offered by OFPD, Ascend cohort members build on their current strengths and successes and explore ways to thrive at mid-career and in the future. Using a faculty learning community model and the Appreciative Inquiry framework, participants will explore their interests, values, and goals, and create an actionable individual strategic plan while developing skills for career growth and leadership.

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