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The Lindenwood Learning Academy Employee and Faculty Fellows Program provides an opportunity for Lindenwood’s full-time employees to practice leadership in areas of professional development. Fellows also advocate for, support, and guide the Lindenwood Learning Academy during their tenure and will serve as an ongoing resource to their colleagues throughout the Lindenwood system in the area of their fellowship.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fellows applicants should propose a development project to improve their own skills and those of colleagues system-wide, inside and outside the classroom, in one of the areas described below. These projects run through the academic year and may take any reasonable form, including organizing a conference, an online course, a blog or other form of public engagement, a series of videos, intensive strategic work with a particular group, or some combination thereof. Creativity is strongly encouraged.

Fellows will meet monthly to discuss project progress and explore possible avenues for support and collaboration; they will also provide guidance to LLA staff and support LLA initiatives as appropriate. The system-wide nature of these positions means that fellows will likely be required to travel to other Lindenwood sites in the St. Louis area, including the Belleville and St. Charles campuses and the Old Post Office, for meetings and development offerings. Applicants should carefully consider how employees from all sites, campuses, and delivery modalities can be included in their project.

Position Descriptions

Bulleted descriptions delineate starting points for fellow positions, but do not represent limits or comprehensive requirements. Applicants are encouraged to interpret categories as broadly as may be helpful in addressing their own particular area of interest, but should clarify in their application statement how the category applies to their project.

Employee Fellows

  • Employee Fellow for Communication
    • Become highly proficient in business writing and other applicable communication skills and implement the skills in beneficial ways to the university.
    • Serve as a consultant in their area of study for agencies across campus. 
  • Employee Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Develop and implement strategies that improve the advancement and success of minority students, faculty, and staff across the Lindenwood University system.
    • Identify institutional supports and partnerships that are needed to develop and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research collaborations.
    • Identify strategies to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students through developing collaborations and partnerships across the Lindenwood University Campus, region and state.
    • Implementation of projects utilizing critical principles of community building and community engagement to advance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Lindenwood University System.
  • Employee Fellow for Leadership and Supervision
    • Become highly proficient in leadership and management, including best practices, to enable employees to be successful system leaders. 
    • Identify strategic areas for additional leadership support system-wide. 
    • Offer mentoring services to employees and supervisors on the subject area. 
  • Employee Fellow for Service Excellence
    • Become highly proficient in customer service skills, including building relationships, active listening, and conflict resolution. 
    • Identify areas of opportunity and implementation strategies for the university. 
  • Employee Fellow for Technology
    • Identify areas for technological skill advancement system-wide. 
    • Research and propose changes to increase office efficiency through technology. 
    • Serve as a system-wide consultant for technology and process improvement. 
    • Collaborate with Academic Technology Services on utilizing current development opportunities. 

Non-faculty employees will be given priority consideration for Employee Fellow positions.

Faculty Fellows

  • Faculty Fellow for Student Engagement 
    • Develop operational strategies to involve students in research, collaborative projects, career readiness as well as professional and academic growth. 
    • Foster student networks to improve the student-faculty relationship to improve student engagement; work to enhance system intellectual culture.
  • Faculty Fellow for Mentoring
    • Provide projects that support positive mentoring relationships between the faculty member and students.
    • Develop initiatives for improving academic advising.
    • Identify best practices in faculty mentoring, developing practical but detailed sessions on effective mentoring strategies. 
  • Faculty Fellow for Technology in Teaching
    • Support Lindenwood University initiatives and special projects that involve technology and pedagogy. 
    • Address teaching, learning, and technology needs and challenges. 
    • Provide leadership and guidance by the development and implementation of workshop or events aimed at identifying improvements between scholarship, teaching, learning, and technology.
    • Initiate research into the technological aspect of courses development, implementation, and assessment using step by step processes.
  • Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
    • Develop and implement strategies that improve the advancement and success of minority students, faculty, and staff across the Lindenwood University system.
    • Identify institutional supports and partnerships that are needed to develop and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research collaborations.
    • Identify strategies to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students through developing collaborations and partnerships across the Lindenwood University Campus, region and state.
    • Implement projects utilizing critical principles of community building and community engagement to advance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Lindenwood University System.
  • Faculty Fellow for Emerging Issues
    • Initiative in a new or emerging area of pedagogy or faculty development
    • Worthy application in a category in which there is already another worthy application, or covering multiple of the above categories at once.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Lindenwood University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report is available on the Lindenwood University Office of Public Safety and Security website. 

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Office of Public Safety & Security on the 4th floor of the Spellmann Campus Center or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (636) 949-4687.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Lindenwood Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Lindenwood; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Office of Public Safety and Security.

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