Professional development opportunities in leadership for faculty identify individual and collective strengths, and enhance cross-campus collaborations and our ability to serve students. Faculty are encouraged to get involved in leadership at Towson.
The Division of Academic Affairs hosts the annual January Conference for all faculty. The theme of this year's conference is “University of One: Transforming Traditions to Reach Every
Student." The conference will honor the traditional instructional
practices that helped establish the legacy of Towson University as the premier
teaching institution in Maryland and promote innovative teaching practices that
result in student academic success.
Faculty Fellows Program
The Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program provides support for TU faculty interested in creating a new service-learning course or incorporating a new, significant service learning component into an existing course.
Center for Leadership in Education
The Center for Leadership in Education at Towson University (CLE) is a resource for quality comprehensive leadership and organizational development support for schools, school systems, and education-related organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Fellows program is beginning its second year in 2014-2015. This organized program provides tenured COFAC faculty members with the opportunity and resources to create and lead significant creative, scholarly or service projects across departments, between colleges, and with external organizations. Currently two professors are serving as fellows leading collaborations between COFAC and the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and curating an art exhibition which includes participation across TU and with regional partners.
New York Times Talk Lunches
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the monthly New York Times Talk Lunches. Join the roundtable discussions of current events published in recent newspaper articles. Sessions are typically facilitated by a faculty member.
President's Leadership Institute
The President's Leadership Institute offers an intensive, year-long leadership program for faculty, department chairpersons and administrative staff. The program focuses on interdisciplinary faculty and staff interaction, leadership concepts and experiences, and interaction with leaders on and off campus. Faculty and staff are invited to participate each year.