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The Office for Faculty Advancement is pleased to announce a new program beginning in the fall of 2024, the Emerging Leaders Academy (ALA).  The ELA's purpose is to encourage mid-career faculty and professional staff to consider leadership career paths and to guide them in developing the essential skills for effective institutional leadership.

Applicants should demonstrate academic leadership potential and have an interest in pursuing academic leadership roles.  Participants will learn more about themselves as emerging leaders while attaining skills that lead to successful personal and professional outcomes.  

Requirements for participation:

  • Faculty staff from any title series
  • Professional staff with current leadership responsibilities
  • Completing a strengths-finders assessment
  • Participating in a mentoring partnership with a campus leader
  • Nomination from department chair and College Dean
  • Complete a capstone project that aims to address a need at the college or university level (projects can be conducted individually or as a small group)
  • Participants must be available for the full duration of each session