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Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program

The announcement of the 2024-2025 FALP cohort is coming soon! The application cycle for this academic year is now closed. Please visit our website in the Spring regarding the 2025 application process and timeline.

A leader helps another faculty/administrator up onto their level

Learning about administration can broaden one’s understanding of administrative work and increase knowledge of leadership issues pertinent to career advancement. Research shows there is an increasing need within higher education for faculty, particularly underrepresented faculty, to serve in a range of leadership capacities.

The Faculty-Administrator Leadership Program, is designed for tenured associate and full professors interested in learning about higher education administration or considering taking on roles as a director, department head or chair, associate dean or dean, or vice provost.

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Click on each tab below to learn about the program and the application timeline for 2024.

Program Eligibility

To qualify for the program, faculty must fulfill the requirements in rank and title:

  • Tenured, Associate and Full Professors
    • May have an administrative appointment, but not necessary
  • All Tenured Rank Faculty in Health Sciences

Program Goals and Objectives

As a result of engagement in the Faculty Administrator Leadership Program, we expect participants to:

  • Increase one’s institutional knowledge.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the various leadership roles at UIC.
  • Expand one’s professional network, consisting of current and future leaders, to engage with and learn from beyond the program.
  • Understand how University leaders align their own goals with the institutional mission and strategic priorities.
  • Develop an understanding of one’s leadership style and the necessary skills required to become a successful leader in higher education.
  • Gain an understanding of effective strategies to build teams for effective and positive leadership.

Program Components

The program will consist of three (3) core components:

  1. Mentorship and Career Development: participants will be paired with a current campus leader for formal mentorship and support throughout the academic year.
  2. Program Sessions (4 topic-sessions): FALP will host a total of four, one and a half day sessions.  (Two each semester).  Attendance and participation in each session is mandatory.
  3. Projects (Optional): Participants will have the option to engage in a pre-identified project, meaningful to the institution.  Selected projects will be completed within the academic year.

More information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Application and Program Timeline

Nomination Due Date May 8, 2024
Applications Due May 30, 2024
Decision Notification July 2024
Program Start September 2024

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Please contact Elizabeth Houlihan, or a member of the Faculty Engagement team for more information:

Previous Participants in FALP Heading link

Below are all the previous participants in FALP, beginning in 2017 with the very first cohort.

*Note: FALP did not run in 2021 or 2022.