Faculty Leadership Institute

2019 Faculty Leadership Institute

The Faculty Leadership Institute is scheduled for two Friday afternoons during the spring 2019 semester: February 8 and March 1. Faculty are welcome to attend individual sessions of interest or the entire day.

Please select the sessions you plan to attend here. All sessions will take place in the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L), Crabbe Library 318

Day 1: FLI Schedule February 8, 2019
Time Session Facilitator
12:00PM-12:05PM Welcome and Introduction Dr. Sara Zeigler
12:05PM-1:00PM Getting Sued Gracefully (Lunch served) Professor Lynnette Noblitt
1:00PM-3:00PM Starving the Beast--But Not the Faculty Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, Interim Provost 
3:00PM-3:15PM Break  
3:15PM-4:30PM Faculty Leadership Discussion  FLI Committee
4:30PM-6:30PM Reception with the Provost  
Day 2: FLI Schedule March 1, 2019
Time Session Facilitator
11:00AM-11:05AM Welcome and Introduction Dr. Sara Zeigler
11:05AM-12:00PM The View from Frankfort: Politics and Policy Updates for EKU Faculty Dr. David McFaddin and Ethan Whitt
12:00PM-12:15PM Break  
12:15PM-1:15PM Student Panel

Student Panelist featuring:

  • Julia Bellendir
  • Yadira Crisantos
  • Jasmine Lofton
  • Lisa Wier
1:15PM-1:30PM Break  
1:30PM-2:55PM Antidepressants for Academics Dr. Richard Crosby, Dr. Stephanie McSpirit, & Dr. Charlotte Rich 
3:00PM-4:00PM Faculty Engagement and Closing Reflections FLI Steering Committee 

Previous Faculty Leadership Institutes

2017 FLI

The inaugural Faculty Leadership Institute launched on January 9-10, 2017. There were 26 participants in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Institute and candidates were drawn from a campus-wide call for applicants and selected through a committee review process. 

2018 FLI

The second FLI had 17 participants from across departments. Candidates were drawn from a campus-wide call for applicants and selected through a committee review process. 

Description and Expected Outcomes

As faculty members advance in their academic careers, they need new skills and strategies for managing and leading complex academic initiatives. The Faculty Leadership Institute provides prospective academic leaders with the resources and support they need to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence. 

Expected Outcomes include:

  • Strengthened skills applicable in current and future academic roles and work

  • Enhanced knowledge of academic committee and program leadership and how differences in style, strategy, and approach affect collaborative work

  • Improved skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and University levels

  • Enhanced ability to identify faculty for committee work and future academic leadership roles

  • Increased interactions among faculty across departments


Please contact us with any questions about the application process or Faculty Leadership Institute:

Dr. Sara Zeigler
Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
2019 Co-Chair

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
2019 Co-Chair


Faculty Leadership Institute Steering Committee

Dr. Shirley O'Brien
Dr. Matthew Winslow