The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs conducts 4-5 half-day Academic Leadership Forum (ALF) sessions each year for our deans, associate deans, department heads, and other academic administrators.  An ALF planning committee helps to identify topics and speakers for the sessions.  The topics vary each year depending upon what contemporary issues are occurring in higher education and more specifically at Penn State. 

Academic Leadership Forums are by invitation only. Unless noted, all meetings are 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon starting with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m

Academic Leadership Forum Planning Committee

Upcoming Academic Leadership Forums

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Topic: The State of the University
Location: Presidents Hall 3, Penn Stater, University Park
Speakers: President Eric Barron and Provost Nicholas Jones


Wednesday, November 30
Topic: Leading With Change
Location: Boardroom, The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park

Previous Academic Leadership Forums


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494

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