Four Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2018-19.
John McLean, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry and chair-elect of the Faculty Senate ; Holly Algood, assistant professor of medicine, assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology and vice chair-elect of the Faculty Senate ; Renã A. S. Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, associate professor of neurology and Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow ; and Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology and director of graduate studies, are joining the program along with faculty and administrators from the other 13 Southeastern Conference schools.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a professional growth initiative that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has two components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants, and two three-day SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants.
The new fellows will attend a two-day conference at the University of Kentucky in fall 2018, and a two-day conference at the University of Tennessee in spring 2019. Vanderbilt is slated to host the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program conference in fall 2019. In addition, the Vanderbilt fellows will have several meetings with university leaders on the Vanderbilt campus during 2018-19 to get a sense of the larger institution.
John Sloop, professor of communication studies and associate provost for digital learning, serves as Vanderbilt’s SEC Academic Leadership Development Program liaison.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC supports and promotes the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty at its 14 member universities.