Provost's Administrative Fellows Program

The Provost's Administrative Fellows program at the University of North Alabama offers tenured faculty members enhanced professional development opportunities to further develop leadership skills and become more effective in their current and future positions.  It provides selected faculty members the opportunity to explore an interest in becoming administrative leaders within the campus community. Selected Fellows will serve under the mentorship of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and Senior Academic Affairs leaders to accomplish one or more defined projects; in addition, Fellows will engage with a variety of university senior administrators and administrative groups. Selected faculty will have the opportunity to explore senior administration at UNA without having to sacrifice teaching, research, or service. Although participation in this program does not guarantee an appointment to an advanced academic position, the experience can be very valuable to participants in meeting career goals and become better equipped to serve in an administrative or leadership position on campus.
  • Identify and further develop faculty members who desire advanced career opportunities in the future, thereby improving the succession process at UNA by increasing the pool of administrative leaders.
  • Increase faculty member’s awareness of the “nuts and bolts” of senior administration by experiencing the challenges and major issues that arise within higher education, while also increasing awareness of the environment in which those decisions are made.
  • Provide faculty members an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process and program management requirements.
  • Support the mission of UNA as a regional, comprehensive, evolving University.

Two Administrative Fellows will be accepted for a nine-month period commencing in the Fall semester, with the Provost serving as the overall supervisor of the Provost’s Administrative Fellows program. The term of appointment will be for one full academic year. Fellows will be granted a course release for each fall and spring semester, and the department will be provided with funds to allay costs of covering the faculty member's released courses.  Additional funds will be provided for the faculty member's professional development.  Please see the description attached below for more details.

All Provost’s Administrative Fellows will report to the Provost and will be assigned one or more major projects, based on needs in the administrative unit, and a series of multiple mini-tasks to
complete within the nine-month period.

Additional information regarding eligibility, the selection process, and program activities can be found by clicking on the link below labeled "Provost's Administrative Fellows Program Description." 

Provost's Administrative Fellows Program Description

Interested faculty members must complete the 2018-2019 Provost’s Administrative Fellows Application.  The Application can be found by clicking on the link below.  

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2018.

Provost's Administrative Fellows Application Application