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The UA Academic Leadership Institute is a partnership between the Provost’s Office and the Division of Human Resources, under the direction of Thomas P. Miller, Professor of English and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Allison M. Vaillancourt, Vice President for Business Affairs and Human Resources. 

Established in 2010 to enhance and diversify the University’s leadership capacity, the Institute provides a yearlong professional development program for 25 faculty and campus leaders, including academic and administrative department heads, associate and assistant deans, and individuals identified as emerging leaders. The program serves both to strengthen the skills of those who are already in leadership positions and to provide a venue for career development for those who are seeking opportunities to lead.

The UA Academic Leadership Institute includes working retreats spread out over the academic year along with regular meetings to network with campus, business, and community leaders. Additional features include:

  • Individual assessments and advice to help participants build upon their leadership styles and areas of strength;
  • Interactive workshops with national experts that bolster critical leadership competencies;
  • Informative presentations on topics such as media relations, innovation, donor development, university finances, and community, state, and federal relations; and
  • Networking opportunities to interact with a diverse cohort of leaders from a variety of disciplines and departments.

For more information, email the co-Directors