The CAS Administrative Fellows Program (AFP) is a competitive appointment intended to promote the development of tenured faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University who show exceptional promise as academic leaders. An AFP appointment provides a one-course release for a faculty member, allowing a semester experience as a special assistant to the Dean. This experience will provide the opportunity to learn details of academic administration while working with the Dean and his staff on special projects. The length of the appointment will be determined by the Fellow’s professional goals and programmatic needs in the home Department/School and in the College office.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will select the Administrative Fellow upon the recommendation of an ad hoc committee. Criteria used in evaluating proposals include: evidence or promise of academic leadership; evidence or promise of administrative talent; quality of the “administrative philosophy and goals” statement; quality of case study analysis; and strength of supporting letters. Applications from all tenured faculty will be considered.
Individuals eligible for an award must be full-time tenured faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University at the time of proposal review. Faculty members will not be eligible for more than one AFP appointment during their tenure at Illinois State, but the appointment may be renewed once at the discretion of the awardee, dean, and awardee’s chair/director. Approval by the Department Chair or School Director must be obtained, indicating that course reassignments can be arranged appropriately if the applicant is selected.