Faculty Leadership Fellows Program

Members of the Truist Leadership Center supported Faculty Leadership Fellows Program work with a small team of faculty from various disciplines across the ECU campus throughout the semester to:

  • explore principles of student leadership skill development and the integration of those skills with course content and design;
  • share ideas and feedback with one another through a Teaching Squares observation cycle
  • make course adjustments, as needed, to enhance student leadership skill development,
  • share learning with one another and the Office for Faculty Excellence, and
  • create a professional development resource that depicts specific strategies they are using to put leadership skills into action in their courses. Small teams will meet weekly, and the full cohort of Faculty Leadership Fellows will meet monthly.

A $1,800 pay supplement is available to participants in the Faculty Leadership Fellows Program cohorts.

Key Components of the Faculty Leadership Fellows Program

  • Exploration – Participants utilize resources that are provided by the Office for Faculty Excellence and shared among teams to explore methods for building leadership skills in students through existing or new course activities and assignments.
  • Observation – Participants observe one another using a “leadership skill-development lens” in order to encourage one another, trade practical ideas, and build collective insights that can strengthen the leadership focus in all of their courses.

  • Action – Participants try new approaches to leadership capacity building in a selected course while working with the OFE and team members to design manageable and effective methods of assessing the impact of selected instructional design strategies on students.

  • Reflection & Dissemination – Through regular meetings with Faculty Leadership Fellows, updates to the OFE, and a professional development resource, participants share what they are learning in practical ways with one another and the larger ECU community.