Institute Overview

The Emerging Educational Administrator Institute is designed for experienced faculty with at least six years of teaching experience who aspire to become administrators or are in their first administrative position of three years or less. With the assistance of the institute’s Faculty, participants (Scholars) will select one or more Faculty Mentors. One of these Faculty Mentors will be required to attend institute events and activities.

The institute consists of three phases:

Phase I:

Comprises online coursework with the online courses as determined by the institute Faculty.*

Phase II:

Focus is on an intensive, in-person workshop held in Indianapolis, Ind., USA.*
Scholars will be able to:

  • Meet and network with other Scholars and Mentors.
  • Attend educational sessions on selected topics.
  • Refine project goals and objectives.

Phase III:

Involves a site visit by Faculty and the Mentor to the Scholar’s home institution where they will oversee completion of the Scholar’s project.

*Online and workshop curriculum topics include: planning for and getting an administrative position; setting a vision; strategic planning; being an effective leader; building an effective team; finding balance; communication and conflict management; budgeting and finance; legal aspects of higher education; and leaving a legacy. 

Goals and Objectives

 Participants will:
  1. Create a plan for their administrative career path.
  2. Develop knowledge and skills related to the administrator role in academe.
  3. Select and/or demonstrate appropriate administrative skills in selected scenarios.
  4. Create and initiate a personal plan to achieve administrative goals.
  5. Apply best practices to administrative actions, decisions, and communications.
  6. Develop as an administrator in one of three academic missions (education, research, or service).


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