What is the Academic Leadership Institute?

UAF’s Academic Leadership Institute, founded by Provost Emeritus Paul Reichardt in 2000-01, is designed as an opportunity for a small group of faculty, staff and/or administrators to explore the topic of leadership in an academic context.   Since its inception more than one hundred individuals have taken part in the Institute resulting in enhanced leadership at UAF.

AUGUST 29, 2016 is the deadline to apply

The format of the Institute is a morning gathering (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) on one Saturday each month during the academic year. The meeting time is divided between an invited speaker (past speakers have included, but not limited to, UA Presidents, BOR Regents, Community Leaders, and University Leaders), questions and answers, and a case study. A continental breakfast is served at each session. There will be homework in the form of required reading.  Each of the twelve or so participants will receive the set of books courtesy of the Provost. 

*2016-17 schedule is as follows:

September 24, 2016

October 22, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 17, 2016

January 14, 2017

February 18, 2017

March 25, 2017

April 15, 2017

*Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Provost and the guest speaker's availability.

Who Should Consider Attending?

  • Relatively new administrators
  • Faculty or staff who are considering administration as a potential career direction
  • Faculty or staff who are simply interested in the topic of leadership in an academic setting
  • Participants do not have to be located in Fairbanks, our intent is to include some rural participants by audio

We typically receive about 40 applications for the twelve openings, so the quality of your responses can make a difference. If selected as a participant, and you cannot commit your time, you must notify the Office of the Provost immediately so that we can select another individual to participate.

The Office of the Provost will notify you of your acceptance and give you instructions on where and when to pick up your textbooks. 

Any questions or comments about this program should be directed to the Office of the Provost at uaf.provost@alaska.edu or by contacting 474-7096 or 474-6634.

How To Apply:

Please submit your application and interest by clicking on the link below:


Deadline: August 29, 2016

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