Leadership Development

About the Academy

One of the key roles of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is to identify and develop Campus leaders who are capable of guiding the University toward its stated goals. Whether Campus leaders serve in administrative positions or lead from their positions as academic faculty and researchers, identifying and developing those individuals aids the University and ensures its future. To this end, in 2013 the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost created the Leadership Development Academy, a proactive, inclusive, and engaged approach to help individuals develop their managerial and supervisory skills.

The Leadership Development Academy is a one-year experience that consists of two components: (1) a curriculum of four seminars per semester related directly to prominent higher education issues and UNLV-specific challenges, and (2) an administrative placement that involves direct contact and mentorship with a senior administrator. Academy Fellows work on a specific project as part of that placement. Academic Faculty Fellows receive a negotiated workload reduction while they participate in the Academy. Due to their more restrictive schedules, Administrative Faculty Fellows have their placement scheduled on an individual basis, and in accordance with a negotiated agreement between the Provost’s Office, the Fellow, and the Fellow’s supervisor. In all cases, the number and nature of placements and projects are tailored to individual Fellows to the extent practicable. The curriculum seminars are determined by the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs whose leadership expertise informs the topics discussed and skills to develop. The number of faculty participants each year varies and is dependent upon the volume of applicants and planned programming, and does not exceed ten per year.