Provost Fellows Program
The Provost Fellows Program provides academic leadership experience for tenured faculty at Lincoln University.
The Provost Fellows Program is designed to enhance the leadership skills at the campus level of our tenured faculty in order to prepare them for high-levels of advancement either at Lincoln University or another institution of higher learning. Each year a Fellow will be selected to participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs' and in other academic and administrative offices across campus. This person will assume leadership roles on critical academic strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with fellows' individual interests and longer-range career goals.
As part of the program, the Fellow will become familiar with campus wide academic initiatives, strategic planning, budget issues, and challenges in higher education. In addition, the Fellow will make direct contributions to the Provost's Office by taking on special projects and assisting in more routine activities. The goal of the program is to provide faculty members with a more expansive range of leadership experiences at the campus level. As part of this experience, the Fellow will participate in a range of learning opportunities, to include shadowing the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and serving as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and the Provost's Council.
- Opportunities to gain a general overview of the university including administrative processes such as academic planning, budgets, governance, governmental relations; Board of Curators, research, student programs, etc.
- Opportunities to participate in discussions about the challenges of higher education, the changing professoriate, the changing student body, and the changing nature of teaching, learning, and scholarship.
- Opportunities to work in areas of particular interest and expertise and contribute to the decision making activities related to such areas
The Fellow will have 50% FTE appointment in the Provost's Office, maintaining 50% appointment in their home department during this time. The Provost's Office will work with the Fellow's academic department to provide teaching release during the appointment. The typical term for the appointment is one year, although an extension is possible if warranted. The Fellow may be provided some funding to continue their involvement during the summer. The Fellow also will be provided a modest discretionary travel and/or professional development budget.