Summary: Leadership in Academic Matters
Faculty at all levels of an academic organization face discrete leadership
challenges. The very structure of our institution, the obligations and the
privileges of shared governance, as well as the expectations of our faculty to be
nationally recognized teachers and scholars, mean that faculty play many roles.
Not only are they teachers and scholars, they are also mentors, grant writers,
research group managers, recruiters, curriculum developers, and committee
members (to name just the most obvious). Leadership in Academic Matters
(LAM) is a faculty development opportunity focused on supporting, inspiring,
and rewarding those who, in these myriad roles, have demonstrated leadership
characteristics and future potential.
LAM provides participants with concrete resources, access to expertise, and
experiential learning opportunities focused on a variety of topics including
teambuilding, negotiation, managing change, strategic decision making, financial
management, developing successful networks, and finding life balance in a
dynamic and growing career. Weekly half-day sessions are conducted over the
course of several months and are facilitated by leading experts in academic
leadership. Topics are chosen based on stated needs, institutional priorities and
growth opportunities, as well as national research on best practices.
PARTICIPATION: Participation is limited to 30 faculty members per