Below are several options for beginning or continuing your Academic Leadership Pathway. Click on each link to learn more about the individual programs.
New Faculty Symposium (NFS)
The New Faculty Symposium (NFS) provides new faculty members with information about policies, procedures, and teaching that will impact their work in the classroom and beyond. In addition, NFS offers new faculty opportunities to connect with EKU colleagues, campus leaders, and staff while also providing an overview of the many professional and faculty development resources and opportunities available throughout the year.
Faculty Innovators (FI)
The Faculty Innovator (FI) Fellowship Program seeks to improve teaching and learning in EKU classrooms, by providing opportunities for faculty members to serve as teacher-scholars and mentors at the institution. Faculty who have a passion for creating and implementing effective teaching and learning practices will be asked to experiment, learn from, reflect on, and share these practices.
The Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) provides prospective academic leaders with the resources and support they need to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence.
The Faculty Scholars Institute (FSI) provides faculty with the skills, resources, and support needed to excel as productive scholars at EKU.
The Provost’s Faculty Internship Program is designed to develop leadership skills at the university level among EKU faculty. The goal of the program is to build exceptional leadership by supporting individual faculty development, while enhancing EKU culture and capacities. Faculty participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Office of the Provost and other academic and administrative offices across campus, while assuming leadership roles on critical campus strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with individual interests and longer-range career goals.
Building on the University’s continued goal of cultivating leadership skills in faculty, and aligning with the annual Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) held each spring, the Provost’s Faculty Leadership Program establishes a sustained effort to build experience and capacity among current and aspiring leaders. The Provost Faculty Leadership Program recognizes that, as faculty members advance in their careers, learning through experience (often referred to as experiential learning) is a valuable opportunity to gain new leadership, management, and collaboration skills.