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Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program

Research shows there is an increasing need within higher education for faculty, particularly underrepresented faculty, to serve in a range of leadership capacities. Learning about administration can broaden one’s understanding of administrative work and increase knowledge of leadership issues pertinent to career advancement. The Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program (FALP), sponsored by the Provost’s Office, is designed for tenured faculty interested in learning about higher-education administration or considering taking on an administrative job as a director, department head, dean, associate dean, or vice provost. It is also intended as a way to grow the diversity of the pool of potential administrators at UIC. The program runs for a calendar year and every FALP participant is assigned a mentor at UIC; has the opportunity to shadow at least two senior administrators (typically a dean or vice chancellor); undertakes research to address an administrative issue at UIC; and attends a national conference on higher education.

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