Faculty Development

The Office of the Provost provides many opportunities for faculty development. We invite you to participate in our workshops, symposia, and to take advantage of the resources available.


Leadership Development

Provost Fellows Program

The Provost Fellows Program provides academic leadership experience in key campus administrative roles for distinguished faculty. Fellows participate in a range of mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Provost’s and Chancellor’s Offices and in other academic and administrative offices across campus, and assume leadership roles on critical campus strategic initiatives and projects, designed in conjunction with fellows’ individual interests and longer-range career goals.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Leadership Program

Led by the Committee on Executive Leadership, the BTAA offers an intensive Academic Leadership Program to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. The annual program allows five high-potential faculty to take part in three interconnected seminars emphasizing a specific topic, such as human resources and leadership, budget and resource management, and the future of the research university.

Campus Resources

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University of Illinois is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity  (NCFDD). The Center provides all Illinois faculty, post docs, and graduate students free access to a number of the NCFDD’s programs and resources. The NCFDD programs and resources deal with various aspects of academic life and professional development. Faculty can also participate in the Faculty Success Program at a discount.

To take advantage of our institutional membership and use the professional development services provided by the NCFDD, sign up here.