Provost's Office

UW-River Falls Administrative Fellows Program

The offices of the Chancellor and Provost are pleased to announce the creation of an Administrative Fellows Program (AFP). As part of a broader effort to support the professional development of UWRF staff, the AFP program goals are to 1) provide interested staff members with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration,  and 2) diversify administrative leadership on campus.

Description of program:  Up to four program participants will serve as part of the campus administrative team, providing leadership and support in one or more areas such as:

•    Assist in the Office of Grants and Research with grant support for faculty/academic staff (Molly Van Wagner);
•    Help oversee program effectiveness, assessment, and program review (Wes Chapin);
•    Contribute to development of a First-Year Experience program for students (David Travis);
•    Design additional programs to improve student retention and success (David Travis);
•    Assist with external relations (advisory board, government, community) and fundraising (Dean Van Galen);
•    Other activities related to the strengths and interests of the AFP candidate.

Depending on the scope of the project and participant availability, participants in the AFP will receive one or two course releases per semester for the 2020-21 academic year. Non-instructional participants will be reassigned to the appropriate administrative office for a percentage of time equivalent to that of instructional staff course reassignment (typically 5-10 hours per week). Participants on nine-month contracts may also receive summer stipends depending on the extent of the fellowship responsibilities. Funds to support the ADP will be provided by the Provost's Office. The successful applicants will retain office space in his/her home departments. However, additional support will be provided by personnel in the offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and/or Associate Vice Chancellor, in order to assist with completion of projects.  

Eligibility: The program is open to all staff. All applicants should be on full-time appointments. Reassignment time is negotiable, and all efforts will be made to consider ways to accommodate applicants from a wide range of positions. The AFP is intended to allow participants to take on administrative work in lieu of regular position responsibilities. It is not intended to be done as an overload.

Application process: Applicants who wish to be considered for a 2020-21 appointment, potentially beginning in Summer 2020, should submit the following to Wendy Stocker, Office of the Provost, 116 North Hall, or to by March 13, 2020.  

•    Application form (endorsement of department chair and dean are required)
•    Letter of interest focusing on related skills/experience and career goals  
•    Updated vita or resume
•    The names of two on-campus references

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