Faculty Leadership Institute

2020 Faculty Leadership Institute

The Faculty Leadership Institute is scheduled for two Fridays during the spring 2020 semester: January 24 and February 28. 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 - Friday, January 24, 2020

Time Session Facilitator
10:45AM - 11:00AM Welcome & Introduction Dr. Sara Zeigler
11:00AM - 12:30PM Getting Sued Gracefully  Professor Lynnette Noblitt
12:30PM - 1:50PM Classroom Management Dr. Matthew Winslow
1:50PM - 2:00PM Break  
2:00PM - 3:00PM Conflict Management Dr. Jill Parrott
3:00PM - 3:15PM Break  
3:15PM - 4:30PM The View From Frankfort: Politics and Policy Updates for EKU Faculty Dr. David McFaddin & Ethan Witt
4:30PM - 6:30PM Reception  

Day 2: FLI Schedule - Friday, February 28, 2020

Time Session Facilitator
8:45AM - 9:00AM Welcome & Introduction Dr. Sara Zeigler
9:00AM - 10:00AM Starving the Beast--But Not the Faculty Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, Provost
10:00AM - 11:00AM Ask a Regent Select Regents
11:00AM-11:15AM Break  
11:15AM - 12:00PM

Leadership Assesment



Dr. Sara Zeigler, Dr. Russell Carpenter, Dr. Matthew Winslow, & Dr. Shirley O'Brien
12:00PM - 12:15PM Break  
12:15PM - 1:15PM Student Panel Skylar Barger, Kassidy Stivers, Olivia Jennings, Leslie Richie, Cara Copeland, Welsy Discua, Jennifer Perkin. Moderated by Dra. Abbey Poffenberger
1:15PM - 1:30PM Closing Reflections and Survey FLI Steering Committee

Description and Expected Outcomes/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. 

2019 FLI

The 2019 FLI had over 30 participants. Participants came from across departments and colleges. 

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

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Faculty Leadership Institute Steering Committee

Dr. Shirley O'Brien
Dr. Matthew Winslow