The Administrative Fellows Program provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (with standing appointments). By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, fellows receive opportunities to broaden their perspectives and experiences in higher education administration. The fellowship experience is designed to allow the participants to become more effective in their existing positions within the University and to provide a base for them to compete at higher levels of administration for advancement in the future.
The objectives of the program are to identify faculty and staff who have potential for effective leadership; to increase awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education and to enhance understanding of the environment in which decisions are being made; and to provide opportunities for participation in a wide range of decision-making processes, learning activities, and program management that provide a better understanding of the challenges of higher education administration. Although participation in the program does not guarantee appointment to an advanced or administrative position at the University, the program has been valuable in the past in increasing the pool of qualified women and minorities interested in pursuing careers in University administration.
Administrative Fellows for 2012-13 are:
Kathleen J. Bieschke, Professor of Counseling Psychology, College of Education - Mentor: Robert Pangborn, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Abigail G. Diehl - Assistant Dean for Alumni and College Relations and Leadership Initiatives, College of Health and Human Development - Mentors: Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs - Fall 2012; and Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach - Spring 2013
Annemarie Mountz, Assistant Director of Public Information, Office of Public Information - Mentors: Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach - Fall 2012; and Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs- Spring 2013
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Mentor Descriptions for 2013-14 Fellowship
Guidelines for Administrative Fellows and Mentors [PDF]
Frequently Asked Questions about the Program [PDF]
Administrative Fellows Program Application [PDF] [Word]
Administrative Fellows Program Brochure [PDF]
Other links of interest:
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494
Web page last modified April 30, 2013