Academic Leadership Development Opportunities

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program, which was developed to hone the leadership and managerial skills of faculty members on BTAA campuses*. Participants take part in three two-day seminars that rotate among the BTAA institutions. Nearly 100 Ohio State faculty members have participated in the program since its inception in 1989, and many of these former fellows now hold prominent roles in university leadership. Click here for the current BTAA ALP Fellows. Click here to see a list of previous participants. Participants are nominated by their deans. Faculty members interested in the program should speak with their department chair. Click here for details on the nomination process.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Seminar, a three-day seminar bringing together approximately 50 department heads from BTAA universities. Topics at this leadership development seminar include conflict resolution, time management, faculty development, performance reviews, and group problem solving.

President's and Provost's Leadership Institute, a two-year program for long-term faculty leadership development. Focusing primarily on the nature of effective leadership rather than discrete leadership tasks, the institute aims to create a pool of potential leaders from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in key leadership roles, especially that of department chair.  Participants are tenured faculty who don’t currently hold significant leadership positions, but who may be in a position to do so within two to five years. A list of previous participants can be found on the PPLI webpage.

The Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institutes are two-week residential programs presenting an intensive leadership and management development curriculum for women faculty and administrators on the campuses of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Denver. Click here to see a list of previous participants. More information is available through The Women's Place.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation is a consortium of the Big Ten schools that also includes the University of Chicago.