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Faculty Programs

APSU offers several faculty programs. The Chair Leadership and Faculty Mentor programs are offered annually. The Faculty Leadership Program is offered every other year. An overview is provided below. Please click on the left hand navigation bar for more information.


Chair Leadership Program

Overview of the Chair Leadership Program

Faculty Leadership Program

Overview of the Faculty Leadership Program

The Faculty Leadership Program recognizes the importance of the faculty's leadership efforts at Austin Peay. The Faculty Leadership Program fosters the development of a more interconnected, knowledgeable, and adaptable campus community capable of responding quickly and collaboratively to challenges and opportunities.

The Faculty Leadership Program offers an opportunity for selected faculty to acquire a more comprehensive awareness of university operations, current or upcoming initiatives, trends, and relevant literature, as well as work on a team project and present its findings to the president and provost. The program fosters an exploratory team environment that requires participants to relegate all other campus responsibilities to non-program hours.

Accepted applicants meet half-days each week for both semesters (Fall and Spring) as part of a campus-led immersion program that assists participants in developing a collaborative project to positively impact the institution and student success, in addition to participating in mentoring conducted by university leaders.

Overview of Recent Changes to the Faculty Leadership Program

The Faculty Leadership program will now be offered every other year. When the program is offered, it will occur over a two-semester period, rather than a one-semester activity.  This extended time period will allow faculty to spend more time developing and completing a project as a faculty cohort, and exploring aspects of university leadership.  Here is a summary of the program changes: 

First Year Faculty Program

The First-Year Faculty Program supports the professional success of tenure-track first-year faculty at Austin Peay State University. Program participants will develop an in-depth understanding of retention, tenure, and promotion criteria through an exploration of teaching, creative or scholarly achievement, service, and advising in predominantly active-learning environments with extensive peer interactions for cohort cohesion and community building.