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MAC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Overview

Miami University has joined with other colleges and universities in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to participate in the Academic Leadership Program (ALDP). The mission of the MAC ALDP is to identify, develop, prepare and advance faculty as academic leaders in the Mid-American Conference universities. The program provides an opportunity for Miami University faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership by working closely with select administrators from other colleges and universities in the MAC.

Key outcomes of the program include:

  • Articulate the complexity of the structure and operations within an institution and across institutions;
  • Describe the impact of the external influences on the role of leaders in a higher institution. This should include, but is not limited to, federal/state regulations and mandates, accreditation, and community influence;
  • Identify best practices in academic leadership;
  • Assess one's own leadership potential, including strengths and weaknesses, and identify leadership pathways;
  • Communicate the importance of inclusive excellence.

Up to three outstanding individuals are selected each year to serve as Miami ALDP Fellows under the mentorship of one of the Associate Provosts. The program has two components: (i) a university-level development program led by the Associate Provost for the selected Miami fellows, and (ii) participation in two, 3-day MAC-wide workshops for all program participants that will be held on one of the MAC school campuses. These workshops address topics such as conflict resolution, budgeting, accreditation and accountability.

The goal of this program is to expose faculty who are interested in administration to the challenges and rewards of institutional service and to prepare them for potential leadership positions within the academy. Whether or not a Fellow ultimately chooses to pursue an administrative position in the future, the program will, at a minimum, provide him or her with a better appreciation for and understanding of how universities operate.

Selection Process

Academic Deans are invited to nominate one individual for an ADLP Fellowship. Faculty may also submit their own self-nominations by completing the application on their own. To be eligible, a nominee must be a tenured faculty member. Nominees are expected to possess strong leadership capacities as well as an outstanding record of achievement in their current and past positions, along with an expressed interest in administrative service.

  • The nomination must take the form of a letter, no more than two pages, that describes the leadership qualities of the nominee and elaborates upon his or her contributions to the academic department, unit or division. Each nomination should be accompanied by an application completed by the nominee.
  • Each dean's nominating letter and the nominee's application should be emailed to AcademicAffairs@MiamiOH.edu. Self-nominated applications may also be sent to this email address.
  • The deadline for submitting nominating letters and applications is the first business day in March.

Senate Executive Committee will review all nominating letters and applications and select three to four Miami fellows.

Decisions will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

Fellowship Year

Each fall semester, the Fellow will have the opportunity to meet with the other Miami Fellows and the Associate Provost every 3-4 weeks to discuss relevant professional literature. The spring semester will be devoted to designing and submitting a leadership portfolio and meeting monthly with the associate provost and/or other Fellows. The portfolio will include several leadership artifacts, including a statement of the Fellow's leadership philosophy, C.V., leadership goals as well as reflections on the two Workshops. The goal of the portfolio is to assist the Fellow to reflect and gain insight into his or her future leadership goals. The MAC-ALDP Liaisons (who are upper level administrators in other MAC institutions) will provide input on the Fellows' portfolios.

In addition, all Fellows are required to attend the two MAC ALDP Workshops that are scheduled during the fall (November) and spring (February) of their fellowship year. These workshops are hosted by MAC institutions and will follow a format designed to maximize interaction among the Fellows. Case studies, group discussions and other group activities will be incorporated into the Workshops.

Questions regarding the Academic Leadership Development Program should be directed to Carolyn Haynes, haynesca@miamioh.edu, 513 529 6717.

2018-2019 Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows Application Template

Personal Information

Name:

Present Position:

Department/Division:

Campus Address:

Office Phone:

Email:

History of Service

University Service:

Professional service:

Other:

Cover Letter

With this application, please include a cover letter that sets forth your interest in being a Fellow and your aspirations for future administrative service. You should also discuss what you hope to gain from the program, including how you expect it to contribute to your career objectives.

Curriculum Vita

Please attach a current copy of your curriculum vita to this application.

MAC-ALDP Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

Brooke Flinders, Nursing

Tammy Kernodle, Music

Bryan Marshall, Political Science