2015 Academic Leadership Pipeline Learning Community
It is well-documented that the academic leadership pipeline is thin. The situation may be due in part to declining numbers of tenure-track faculty, in part due to the demanding nature of academic leadership, and in part because the deliberate development of leaders within an institution is not common in the academy. The skills necessary for academic leadership positions are learned, but often faculty are not supported in acquiring them.
This learning community (LC) will provide in-depth, collegial explorations of the long-term leadership opportunities and needs on this campus. This LC is for faculty from any discipline who are past the “new faculty” stage (defined by the applicant). Applicants should be faculty who want to think deeply about the leadership needs on this campus, and who may be interested in entering the leadership pipeline on campus, based on a shared vision of the value of leadership on campus. Tenure-line faculty and lecturers are eligible to apply.
The LC will be facilitated by Dr. Shanthi Srinivas (AVP for Academic Planning, Policy, & Faculty Affairs; professor and former chair of the Management & Human Resources Department) and Dr. Laurie Roades (Associate Dean in CLASS; professor and former chair of the Psychology & Sociology Department).
For more details and to apply, please see the Leadership Pipeline Learning Community request for applications. Applications are due December 10, 2014. The LC will be active during the calendar year 2015.