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Magis Faculty Leadership Program

“Magis” is a key Jesuit value that means striving for excellence, striving to carry out our purpose, striving to work for the betterment of self, others, and our society. In that spirit, the Office of the Provost has created the Magis Faculty Leadership Fellowship in order to develop the next generation of servant-leaders at Loyola University Chicago. The program will provide professional development opportunities for full-time faculty who are interested in exploring campus administration and leadership. Faculty will attend monthly workshops and participate in activities led by University administrators to learn about the many roles of faculty leaders, to understand the meaning of leadership in a Jesuit context, and to have an opportunity to assess their interest in pursuing opportunities in academic administration.

Goals

  • Building leadership skills through self-reflection, identifying our strengths and our challenges, and tapping into tools for transformation offered by our Jesuit institution;
  • Developing an approach to leadership that is grounded in ethics, equity, and justice;
  • Learning to listen and respond to differing perspectives in order to meet shared goals;
  • Improving time management skills, long-range planning, and developing networks of collaborators, mentors, and mentees;
  • Learning how to articulate vision and create change as a leader and a collaborator

Commitment

  • Participants will engage in bi-monthly (2X/month) workshops on Zoom, on Mondays from 6:00-7:30, beginning September 19, 2022. Topics will include “Reconnecting with your professional purpose,” “Making social justice an institutional priority,” “Developing programs with equity-minded leadership,” and “University Finances 101.”
  • There will be readings and collaborative activities to be completed before each session.
  • Over the course of the year, participants will work to develop a project determined in collaboration with their division/department or university leadership. This project is intended to employ the skills that are being presented during the program and will address a real institutional challenge specific to Loyola. The project overview will be shared with senior leaders and Magis fellows at the conclusion of the program. Projects could focus on developing strategic initiatives in teaching and curriculum; initiatives related to faculty recruitment and retention; assessing the strengths and barriers to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching; etc.

Compensation

For their participation in the program, Magis fellows will receive an administrative stipend of $2,500 and a certificate of completion.  Faculty must attend all sessions in order to receive the stipend and certificate.

Eligibility

Tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor or full-time, fixed-term track senior faculty. Applicants must have at least 3 years of continuous service at LUC. Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

 

To Apply

Please fill out the application form here. To complete your application, you will need to upload a letter of support from your academic supervisor (dean, dept. chair, program director, and a letter of support from the administrator with whom you propose to work/collaborate.

2022-2023 Cohort

Elizabeth Hopwood

Department of English

Tofigh Maboudi

Department of Political Science

Eric Chan-Tin

Department of Computer Science

Emily Anderson

Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics

Talar Markossian

Public Health Sciences

2021-2022 Cohort

Suzanne Bost

Magis Faculty Leadership Program Facilitator

Michael Canaris

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Jorgia Connor

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Andrew Dingwall

Stritch School of Medicine

Tavis Jules

School of Education

Peter Norlander

Quinlan School of Business

Cate DeCarlo Santiago

Department of Psychology/CAS

George Villaneuva

School of Communication

Amy Wilkinson

Department of Fine and Performing Arts/CAS

Andrew Dingwall

Departments of Cancer Biology and Pathology/SSOM

“Magis” is a key Jesuit value that means striving for excellence, striving to carry out our purpose, striving to work for the betterment of self, others, and our society. In that spirit, the Office of the Provost has created the Magis Faculty Leadership Fellowship in order to develop the next generation of servant-leaders at Loyola University Chicago. The program will provide professional development opportunities for full-time faculty who are interested in exploring campus administration and leadership. Faculty will attend monthly workshops and participate in activities led by University administrators to learn about the many roles of faculty leaders, to understand the meaning of leadership in a Jesuit context, and to have an opportunity to assess their interest in pursuing opportunities in academic administration.