Academic Leadership Institute
What is the Academic Leadership Institute?
The UAF Academic Leadership Institute is a unique and exciting, two-semester long professional development opportunity for a cohort of university employees who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of current issues and changing landscape in higher education.
The Institute meets once a month on a Saturday morning from 9am-noon (see schedule below). Most meetings will include a dialogue with an invited speaker (such as the UA President, a UA Board of Regent representative, a community leader, or another key Alaskan leader), a question and answer session, and a case study discussion. Continental breakfast will be served. Required reading will be assigned for every session, and each of the participants will receive a book, and reading materials.
The application for the 2022-23 Academic Leadership Institute is now closed.
The application form can be located here.
Any questions or comments about this program should be directed to the Office of the Provost at email@example.com or by contacting Claire-Elise Baalke at 907-474-6634 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Should Consider Attending?
- Relatively new administrators
- Faculty or staff who are considering administration as a potential career path
- Faculty or staff who are interested in the topic of leadership in an academic setting
- Rural campus employees are encouraged to apply; rural participants will be connected via audio conference system
We typically receive about 40 applications for the ~20 openings, and the quality of your responses can make a difference. If you are selected as a participant and find that you are unable to commit to the assigned readings and full meeting schedule, please notify the Office of the Provost immediately so that the opportunity can be extended to another interested applicant.
The Office of the Provost will notify you of your acceptance and provide instructions regarding where and when to pick up your textbooks / reading materials.
I found it to be a very rewarding and positive experience. I met and made connections with a lot of folks from different departments, had some great discussions and learned a bit more about the inner workings of the university. Provost Prakash does a wonderful job creating community, leading discussions, and making sure everyone feels they have a place at the table.Sarah Jensen, Counselor
The Academic Leadership Institute helped me develop meaningful relationships with colleagues across all of UAF, and sparked thoughtful dialogue to examine my leadership style which resulted in professional growth. Morgan Dulian, Director of Development
*2022-23 schedule is as follows:
September 17, 2022
October 22, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 10, 2022
January 21, 2023
February 25, 2023
March 25, 2023
April 22, 2023
*Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Provost and the guest speaker's availability.