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Now Accepting Applications

The application window is now open for the for 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Multiple nominations from colleges/divisions will be accepted.

Mission and Vision

Mission

The Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) provides formal assistance and training to a diverse group of selected faculty and staff at Appalachian State University in their exploration and development of leadership capabilities.

Topics covered allow faculty and staff to explore the requirements of academic leadership to determine if their interests and capabilities align; help them develop a support network of fellow administrators and pathways to leadership; educate them as to the evolving nature of higher education; provide insight into organizational structure, financing, operations, strategic planning, and legal issues of Appalachian State University and the North Carolina University System; and enhance inclusive excellence and skill in conducting crucial conversations. 

Vision

The vision of the Academic Leadership Development Program is to become a sustaining mechanism through which academic leadership at Appalachian State University is identified, broadened, strengthened and developed.

Objectives

The objectives of the Academic Leadership Development Program are:

  • To allow faculty and staff to explore the requirements of academic leadership to determine if their interests and capabilities align;
  • To help faculty develop a support network of fellow administrators;
  • To educate future leaders as to the evolving nature of higher education;
  • To educate and train future academic leaders in the organizational structure, financing, and operations of ASU and the North Carolina University System; and
  • To become a means through which ASU's leadership culture is developed and enhanced.