LAS EO Excellence in Academic Leadership

LAS EO Excellence in Academic Leadership is an initiative designed to equip the Executive Officers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the individual and group problem-solving skills and tools necessary to navigate the special challenges of the current academic environment and to foster inclusive climates in their home units. The program is brought about through the partnership of LAS, Grainger College of Engineering, and the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE).

This proven 10-month leadership development program will consist of individual and group exercises, lectures, case studies, and discussions tailored explicitly for EOs. Using a cohort model, with defined groups participating over an extended period, the program provides ongoing opportunities for learning and practicing skills. The highly interactive sessions build trust and connections among cohort members.

Program Format 

A selected cohort of 12-15 EOs will meet over the academic calendar. Each workshop will take 90 – 120 mins. Experts from the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE) will lead the workshops. Facilitators will include a range of experienced academic leaders, including NCPRE Director, C. K. Gunsalus, and President Emeritus Robert Easter.

We are currently planning for the workshops to be in-person, though that might change based on COVID rates. 

Sessions

2022-2023 cohort

Scott Althaus

Scott Althaus
Director of the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research

Anne Barger

Anne Barger
Interim head of veterinary clinical medicine

Diane Beck

Diane Beck
Interim head of psychology

Becky Fuller

Becky Fuller
Professor and head of evolution, ecology, and behavior

Claudio Grosman

Claudio Grosman
Professor and head of molecular and integrative physiology

Robin Kar

Robin Kar
Interim head of philosophy, professor of law

Sarah Low

Sarah Low
Head of agricultural and consumer economics

Reuben May

Reuben May
Department head of sociology

Ellen Moodie

Ellen Moodie
Professor of anthropology

Previous cohorts