Academic Leadership Program materials due Nov. 1

Application and nomination materials for the 2012-2013 Academic Leadership Program (ALP) at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities are due Nov. 1. The ALP is open to all tenured faculty members at UNC.

The ALP helps prepare and support current and emerging academic leaders through a series of activities to help them develop leadership skills, clarify their career commitments, build a leadership network within the campus, and extend their contacts to other leaders beyond the university.

Eight Fellows are selected annually from across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. In addition to a flexible use stipend of $5,000, the fellowship year provides:

  • A week of leadership training with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., one of the nation's most respected leadership development organizations. Fellows participate in CCL programs with senior executives from the military, government, business and the not-for-profit sector.
  • Semester-long weekly seminars in the spring in which faculty discuss critical issues facing the university and formulate possible responses
  • Opportunities to meet with senior leaders inside and outside the university
  • Two overnight retreats focused on career development, leadership skill assessment and the creation of a personal vision

Fellows continue to meet after their semesters end, maintaining a peer network, and have regular opportunities to participate in leadership programming coordinated by the IAH.

The ALP selection committee seeks to identify a diverse group of Fellows that represent a mix of emerging and established leaders from all parts of the University, including the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences and the professions. Those selected are judged to be among those who will benefit the most from participation and who have the most potential to contribute as academic leaders.

All candidates must both apply and be nominated or recommended by another tenured faculty member. For information on how to apply, visit http://iah.unc.edu/programs/leadership-programs/academic-leadership. Click here to see a flyer.

For more information on the program,  contact Kim Strom-Gottfried, IAH associate director for the ALP, at stromgot@email.unc.edu or 2-6495.