2011-2012 Academic Leadership Fellows named at Michigan and Iowa

Nov 02, 2011

Five University of Michigan faculty members have been named 2011-12 fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC).

Established in 1989, the Academic Leadership Program helps faculty members who show exceptional ability and promise to develop leadership and managerial skills for administrative roles in higher education. The fellows attend three seminars during the academic year that focus on issues facing contemporary higher education, including globalization, sustainability, financial planning and budgeting, diversity, and public engagement.

“One of the real benefits of this program is the opportunity the fellows have to learn about how other universities are addressing issues that are of concern on our campus as well,” U-M Provost Phil Hanlon says. “They bring insights and new ideas back to Ann Arbor for our consideration.”

At U-M, faculty members are nominated for the ALP program by their deans, with final selection made by the provost’s office. Vice Provost Christina Whitman, who oversees the program, notes that all the nominees show a strong aptitude for academic leadership.

“This program encourages faculty to explore different kinds of leadership roles and learn about a range of issues in higher education so that they can contribute to the university in many ways”, she says. “We’re pleased to have such strong representation from across the campus in this year’s group of fellows.”  For more on this year's U-M fellows, read complete bios in the University Record's announcement.

The University of Iowa has also selected five faculty to be CIC Academic Leadership Fellows for 2011-2012. The new fellows are profiled in the University's FYI news.

“History has shown that many participants go on to hold top administrative positions on their campuses,” says Tom Rice, UI associate provost for faculty.

To find out more about CIC's Academic Leadership Development Program, see a directory of most recent ALP Fellows, or to contact the ALP liaison on your campus, please visit the CIC ALP web page

The CIC offers many other growth and learning opportunities for faculty. To learn more, please visit the Faculty section of the CIC web site.

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