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 Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor is seeking applications for a new faculty fellows program aimed at advancing student success.

The EVC Faculty Fellows program is for the 2018-19 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.

Two to four 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 eight specific meetings listed below) will receive a $3,000 stipend. Fellows who develop and implement an optional project are eligible for an additional stipend of $2,000.

Interested faculty should submit a one-page letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by May 11 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 include: 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 14; and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14 and April 11.

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