Applications for administrative fellows program now available


Applications are now available for the Administrative Fellows Program at Central Michigan University. 

The program is designed to equip faculty members at the university with professional development opportunities that focus on advancing leadership skills and workplace efficiency. The fellowship also allows faculty to explore administrative positions. 

Participants in the fellowship will receive mentorship from senior level administrators. They will work on administrative projects, be featured in a formal leadership seminar series and will have regular group meetings with President George Ross and Provost Michael Gealt. 

There are several spots available for the 2018-2019 Administrative Fellows Program. 

There are three associate administrative fellow and two senior administrative fellow positions open. One senior administrative Fellow will serve as the provost’s administrative fellow and the other will serve as the president’s administrative fellow. 

Senior administrative fellows will be excused from all teaching responsibilities and a majority of their department obligations. They must have been employed by CMU for a minimum of eight years and have consistent knowledge of and interest in the university’s history and governance structure.  

Senior administrative fellows will work closer to the president and provost than associate administrative fellows. They will be responsible for attending work sessions on both individuals. 

Provost Michael Gealt said applications are due Jan. 26, 2018 during the Academic Senate meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 7. 

“This is our fourth year of doing this program,” Gealt said. 

Gealt said the program works directly with the Mid-American Conference’s Academic Leadership Development Program.

The program is a professional development system that offers development, preparation and enhancement support to individuals aiming to be academic leaders. 

Gealt said participants will be visiting and communicating with other MAC schools to combine efforts to becoming better administrators. 

“This is so the fellows get some time to see how other universities are doing some of things that we’re doing,” Gealt said. “(This gives fellows) more experience and more opportunities to learn how universities run administratively.”

Program descriptions and applications are available online through


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