In order to remain viable and competitive, universities must continually invest in their faculty and staff. By leveraging resources and culling the expertise of its member institutions, the Big Ten Academic Alliance is able to offer professional development opportunities that are highly relevant and effective.
One of the most successful Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership initiatives is the Academic Leadership Program (ALP). Established in 1989, this intensive experience develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. Many of the programs’ nearly 1000 Fellows have gone on to serve with distinction as college presidents, provosts, and deans.
The ALP consists of three seminars hosted by different Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. In addition, ALP Fellows may be required to participate in on-campus activities throughout the academic year that vary by institution. The program is specifically oriented to address the challenges of academic administration at major research universities and to help faculty members prepare to meet them. For further detail, see the ALP Goals and Objectives.
ALP Fellows are selected by their respective institutions. Contact the appropriate ALP Liaison for more information about becoming a Fellow.