A new initiative in the 2017-18 academic year, the Leadership Fellows program creates partnerships between mentors (current administrators) and fellows (faculty at least 5 years post-tenure). This program involves both a shadowing experience and work on a project developed jointly between the mentor and fellow. Overall goals include the following:
For the fellow: (a) first-hand exposure to academic administration to learn about operations, expectations, opportunities, and challenges related to administrative positions, as well as more general aspects of leadership; (b) personal reflection on one’s characteristics and career goals to help determine whether an administrative or other type of leadership role is desired and appropriate.
For the mentor: identifying and developing future potential leaders.
For the institution: effecting change/innovation in an area of institutional priority.
2019-20 Call for Fellows
The application deadline for fellows and mentors has passed for the 2019-20 academic year.
Learn about the MSU academics who are leadership fellows in the 2018-19 academic year.
Learn about the MSU administrators who are serving as mentors in the 2018-19 academic year.