Faculty Leadership & Excellence

The Office of the Provost is committed to providing a breadth of resources, experiences and opportunities which support and promote faculty excellence in teaching, leadership, scholarship, and overall development. 

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Faculty Leadership Programs 

The following programs provide faculty with unique opportunities to cultivate important leadership skills and to further their professional growth.  

President's Leadership Institute

The President's Leadership Institute offers an intensive, year-long leadership program for faculty and administrative staff. The program focuses on interdisciplinary faculty and staff interaction, leadership concepts and experiences, and interaction with leaders on and off campus. Both faculty and staff are invited to participate each year.

Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion

The Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion works directly with the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion to articulate a unifying vision for diversity and inclusion at Towson University.

Diversity Faculty Fellows Program

The Diversity Faculty Fellows Program supports the actualization of the university's vision for diversity by providing selected faculty members with opportunities to infuse diversity into existing curriuclum, create models to improve classroom dynamics in support of social justice, or identify strategies to enhance institutional practices.

Intergroup Dialogue (IGD)

Intergroup dialogue (IGD) is a small group intervention that brings together individuals from two or more social identity groups with a history of tension or conflict. Learn more about IGD

Center for Leadership in Education

The Center for Leadership in Education at Towson University (CLE) is a resource for quality comprehensive leadership and organizational development support for schools, school systems, and education-related organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

COFAC Fellows

This program provides tenured College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) faculty members with the opportunity and resources to create and lead significant creative, scholarly or service projects across departments, between colleges, and with external organizations.  Currently two professors are serving as fellows leading collaborations between COFAC and the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and curating an art exhibition which includes participation across TU and with regional partners.

Service-Learning Faculty Faculty Fellows Program

The Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program provides support for TU faculty interested in creating a new service-learning course or incorporating a new, significant service learning component into an existing course.

Towson Academy of Scholars

The Towson Academy of Scholars (TAS) aims to advance faculty research and scholarship by supporting tenure-track Assistant Professors or Librarians I and II within their first three years of appointment, through a competitive, internal grant program.  Established in 2000, and funded by the Council of Deans, the TAS solicits grant applications from eligible faculty across all academic programs in the Spring of each academic year, with the aim of supporting up to three scholars.  In any grant cycle, no more than one person per college is selected.  The committee is comprised of one representative from each college. Grant proposals are reviewed on the basis of scientific/creative merit and the extent to which proposed projects are likely to lead to advance that grantee’s scholarship and lead to publications, grants, or similar accomplishments. Successful candidates have one academic year to complete their research, culminating with a presentation to the academy followed by remarks from an invited expert discussant in the grantee’s area of scholarship.  For more information, contact the committee chairperson, , Ph.D

Faculty Development Resources & Events