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ACC Academic Leaders Network Representatives Selected
Syracuse University has selected five faculty members as this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network (ALN) representatives.
The leaders network program facilitates networking across member institutions and fosters collaboration among academic leaders. The program is designed to offer participants leadership development programming and broaden awareness of cutting-edge issues in the higher education landscape, such as challenges across disciplines, insights on leadership needs and emerging issues in organizational roles and structure.
The following faculty have been appointed for 2023:
- Kristen Barnes, associate dean for faculty research and professor of law, College of Law;
- Colleen Heflin, associate dean, chair and professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department, the Maxwell School;
- Hua Jiang, associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor of public relations, the Newhouse School;
- Brice Nordquist, associate professor and Dean’s Professor of Community Engagement and founder and director of the Engaged Humanities Network, College of Arts and Sciences;
- Jennifer Stromer-Galley, professor, senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs, and director of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, School of Information Studies.
The University’s participants were selected from academic leaders having one to two years in their current leadership roles and who have received foundational leadership training. Leaders from each of the 15 ACC institutions participate in three on-site sessions a year held at various participating university campuses. This year, the cohort will participate in on-site development opportunities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Syracuse University will be hosting the ACC-ALN in June of 2023.
The program provides an outstanding opportunity for academic leaders to expand their perspectives on issues facing higher education in concert with peers from academic institutions across the Atlantic Coast Conference, says Jamie Winders, associate provost for faculty affairs.
“This is a wonderful leadership development and learning opportunity. It permits attendees to collaborate professionally, share common concerns and learn about innovative ideas and emerging tactics they will need as they address the challenges of today’s academic environment,” Winders says. “Many difficult decisions are required to build great programs, departments and up-to-date approaches to academic excellence in higher education today, and this program reinforces the latest thinking in that arena.”