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Department Head Development Fellows Application

The Office of the Dean of Faculties is seeking application for cohort II of the Department Head Development Fellows (DHDFs) for AY 2021. This program is aligned with the Office of the Dean of Faculties' mission to support department head success especially with respect to engaging faculty and contribution to Texas A&M strategic initiatives. Applicants must be willing to dedicate the time necessary to accomplish the three activities involved.

Up to six new fellows will:
  1. Individually or in pairs, design programming to address issues relevant to TAMU Department Heads (e.g. lunch workshops for Spring 2021 or longer form workshop experiences).
  2. As a cohort, serve as both a focus group and as contributors to a project to redesign the Department Head Handbook and our website experience for Department Heads.
  3. Participate with fellows from other initiatives in a leadership learning community
    This involves monthly sessions wherein aspiring leaders examine their strengths, discuss timely challenges, explore leadership approaches, and expand their networks.
Fellows may participate for one or two years depending on continued mutual interest. All resulting program projects (short or long-form workshops or experiences) will be supported administratively and financially by our office. Fellows will receive a $5,000 professional development bursary for each year they serve.

Fill out this form to apply.

In one page, provide a statement that 1) provides a rationale for your interest in participating in a leadership learning community experience; and 2) describes an important challenge you expect many department heads face for which you would like to assist in the design of programming or resources.