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.
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.
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
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, Mary W. Carter, Ph.D