Faculty sought to serve as student success fellows

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Faculty sought to serve as student success fellows

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The Executive Vice Chancellor’s office is accepting applications for its student success faculty fellows program for the 2019-20 academic year. Fellows programs are designed to help faculty gain a better understanding of leadership and university administration while strengthening expertise on leading change in specific areas.

Eight to ten University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty will be selected to participate in the student success fellows program. Topics will include retention, engaged learning and degree completion. The fellows will learn about current and future student success initiatives, both on campus and nationally, by:

  • discussing literature and research on student success and leading change in higher education;

  • learning about data definitions and tools for identifying and analyzing student success trends;

  • participating in regular meetings with directors of academic engagement programs;

  • learning about university success initiatives by networking with faculty and staff; and

  • the optional development of a project focused on improving student success on campus.

Faculty who complete the year-long program (including required attendance at ten specific meetings listed below) will receive a $1,500 stipend. Faculty who create and implement optional student success projects may apply for additional support as needed.

Interested faculty should submit a one-page letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by April 26 to executivevcoffice@unl.edu.

For more information, contact Amy Goodburn, senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education, at agoodburn1@unl.edu.

Mandatory meetings for EVC Faculty Fellows for Student Success are from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Aug. 28, Sept. 13, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 18, April 15 and May 13.

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