A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education featured leadership development programs for faculty at Rutgers and Macalester, among other universities. The article [paywall alert] focused on the need to train faculty for roles as department chairs and deans. At BMCC we have taken a different approach, one that recognizes that faculty lead from where they are. Our week-long seminar last week did not attempt to train administrators but to develop leaders at many levels of the organization. The story below ran earlier this week…
Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC.
The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and strengthen the participants’ ability to contribute to BMCC’s vision of becoming a leading community college.
“We recognize our faculty as leaders in the classroom, department, College and beyond, based on our belief that leadership rests within the person; not within a title, position or office,” says Jim Berg, Associate Dean of Faculty.