Information session on new fellowship program set for Feb. 5

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Leaders in the Office of the Provost will hold a one-hour informational session Friday, Feb. 5, for faculty members interested in learning more about a new yearlong program that offers professional development in three categories: leadership, mentoring and inclusive teaching.

The inaugural Provost Fellows Program offers 12-month placements, which include three course releases, along with a $5,000 summer stipend to those selected. The program galvanizes the Office of the Provost’s faculty support programming, centers faculty insights and opens a pathway to academic leadership.

The informational event will be hosted on Zoom and runs from 10 to 11 a.m.

One faculty member will be chosen for each of the three categories. Promoted career faculty members and tenure-related faculty members, who are associate or full professors, from all disciplines are invited to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 22.

“We are excited about this new program and the opportunity it brings to faculty who are interested in academic leadership,” said Janet Woodruff-Borden, executive vice provost for academic affairs. “The town hall offers an opportunity for faculty to learn more about the Provost Fellows Program and how fellows will be part of shaping high-priority university initiatives.”

Joining Woodruff-Borden as hosts will be Gabe Paquette, vice provost for academic affairs; Sierra Dawson, associate vice provost for academic affairs; and Lee Rumbarger, assistant vice provost for teaching engagement.

More information about the program is available online.