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2021 Faculty Leadership Institute

The Faculty Leadership Institute is scheduled for two Fridays during the spring 2021 semester: January 22 and February 26. Sessions will take place via Zoom. Participants will receive the link via email in advance.

Faculty are welcome to attend individual sessions of interest or the entire day. 

Click here to register for the 2021 Faculty Leadership Institute.

Day 1. Friday, January 22, 2021




10:45AM - 11:00PM

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Sara Zeigler

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Classroom Management

Dr. Matthew Winslow

12:30 - 12:45PM



12:45 - 1:15PM

State of the University

Dr. David McFaddin, President

1:15 - 1:30PM



1:30 - 2:30PM

Conflict Management

Dr. Jill Parrott

2:30 - 2:45PM



2:45 - 3:15PM

The View From Frankfort: Politics and Policy Updates for EKU Faculty 

Ethan Witt

3:15 - 3:30PM



3:30 - 4:30PM

Assessing Leadership Strategies (Basic) - Junior Faculty Starter Pack

Dr. Sara Zeigler & Dr. Russell Carpenter


Virtual Reception



Day 2. Friday, February 26, 2021




8:45 - 9:00AM

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Sara Zeigler

9:00 - 9:30AM

State of Academic Affairs

Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, Provost

9:30 - 9:45AM



9:45 - 10:45AM

Ask a Regent 

Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Wies & Dana Fohl

Panelists: Select Regents


10:45 - 11:00AM



11:00AM - 12:00PM

Getting Sued Gracefully 

Professor Lynnette Noblitt

12:00 -12:15PM



12:15 - 1:15PM

Student Panel: "Inspiring Students through Faculty Leadership"

2021 Panelists: 
Amanda Balser, Skylar Barger, Kaitlyn Coyle, Melvin Diggs, Olivia Jennings, Laura Rhodes, & Christine Salleng

2021 Moderator: Dra. Abbey Poffenberger

1:15 - 1:30PM



1:30 - 2:30PM

Assessing Leadership Strategies (Advanced)

Dr. Sara Zeigler & Dr. Russell Carpenter

2:30 - 2:45PM

Closing Remarks


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. 

2020 FLI

The 2020 FLI had 79 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
Professor of Political Science

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Assistant Provost
Professor of English

Faculty Leadership Institute Steering Committee

Dr. Shirley O'Brien

Dr. Jennifer Wies

Dr. Matthew Winslow