The marquette felos Program

(Faculty Exploring Leadership Opportunities)

The FELOS program has been carefully designed to introduce faculty to the complexities, challenges, and joys of leadership with a specific emphasis on academic leadership at a Catholic and Jesuit university. The program, which takes place over the course of a full academic year with eight full days of training and two half-days, is primarily geared toward associate and full professors who are either new to campus leadership or aspire toward a leadership role.

Through the program, faculty will gain greater insight into their own personal leadership characteristics, examine various leadership philosophies and develop or enrich their own, gain a better understanding of the Marquette University structure and how various areas interact, prepare for the many challenges facing leaders in higher education today, increase their ability to successfully take on a campus leadership role, and reflect on Ignatian principles of leadership within a university environment.

These outcomes will emerge through a series of readings, videos, speakers (internal and external to Marquette University), diagnostic instruments, group exercises and discussions, journaling opportunities, and work with a leadership coach. Faculty will find these activities, individually and collectively, to be thoughtful, challenging, insightful, and transformational.

To be considered for the 2018-19 cohort, interested faculty should complete and submit an application by November 10, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their status before the spring term begins. For more information, please contact, Dr. Gary Meyer, senior vice provost for faculty affairs, at

2018-19 FELOS Application

Meet the 2017-18 FELOS (Inaugural Cohort)

2017-18 FELOS Program Schedule