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Center for Faculty Development

Faculty Leadership Institute

The Center for Faculty Development will host the Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) for a second year beginning January 2020.

The FLI aims to build an interdisciplinary community that cares about leading and professional development. We invite faculty applicants who are already in leadership positions within the university (programs, schools, committees) or in professional organizations, as well as faculty who are considering taking on leadership positions. Both junior and senior faculty are welcome to apply.

FLI Faculty Fellows will develop leadership skills applicable to all levels at the university and within the professional landscape. The FLI will include training and lectures from on and off-campus leaders, and workshops and supplementary readings on the following topics:

  • leadership theory
  • strengths analysis
  • conflict management
  • communication skills
  • collaborative leadership
  • strategic leadership
  • advocacy
  • personal and professional goal-setting
  • and more

FLI faculty fellows will gain skills, knowledge, and resources that are transferable to varied dimensions of their faculty careers, from research productivity to involvement in their professional discipline to formal leadership opportunities on campus.

The FLI is scheduled for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020. The fall and spring semesters include bi-monthly meetings on Mondays from 3:00-5:00. The summer semester includes an online discussion board based on readings. The institute will begin with an all-day retreat on January 17, 2020 from 9:00-4:00. FLI Faculty Fellows are required to participate in the opening retreat and in all three terms.

FLI 2020 Retreat: January 17, 2020 | 9 am - 4 pm

Spring Meeting Dates: February 3 & 17 | March 2 & 23 | April 6 & 20

 
2020 Faculty Leadership Institute Fellows
Nicholas Ciraldo Music
David Cochran Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences
Matthew Donahue Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Dana Fennell Social Science and Global Studies
SherRhonda Gibbs Management
Julie Hammond Performing and Visual Arts
Jay Howell Education
Marti Jordan Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Sara Jordan Psychology
Sandra Nichols Education

 

Noal Cochran Education
Bonnie Nicholson Psychology
Jonathan Pluskota Communication
Jeremy Scott Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Laura Stengrim Communication
Melissa Thompson Kinesiology and Nutrition
Teresa Welsh Library and Information Science
Lindsay Wright Child and Family Studies

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #9638
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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601.266.4196