Reintroducing the ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program
/ Reintroducing the ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program
The ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program was one of the signature programs introduced by ADVANCE. The objective of the program is to develop new administrative leaders on campus who are committed to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The program provides an opportunity for mid- to late-career faculty to take on a temporary, part-time administrative role at the college or university level. ADVANCE provides funding to help support these positions and to provide leadership development training.
Between 2011 to 2014, ten mid-career women in STEM fields were appointed as ADVANCE Administrative Fellows. They served in a variety of offices around campus, including the Provost's office, the Office for Diversity, and Dean's offices of several colleges. Over half of the Administrative Fellows are continuing to serve in administrative leadership positions at Texas A&M University. A few others have gone on to accept administrative positions at other universities.
The newly revised Administrative Fellows program is open to ALL mid- and late-career faculty at Texas A&M. Fellows who are accepted into the program will serve in a leadership role that is designed in collaboration with the host unit. Each role will be the functional equivalent of an administrative internship with the following elements: (1) Limited Term; (2) Part-Time; (3) Meaningful Experience; (4) Leadership Development Opportunities; and (5) Mentorship. ADVANCE will provide each Fellow with $20,000 towards course buyout and $10,000 towards professional leadership training.
The full description of the program and application process can be found here.