Education Faculty/Vice Provost Becomes Prestigious Fellow
College of Education faculty and Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at the University, Valerie Paton, has been chosen to participate in the 2012-2013 American Council on Education Fellows Program.
Duties of ACE Fellows Program
Valerie was chosen as one of 57 college and university senior faculty and administrators. According to the website of ACE, she will observe and participate in key meetings and events, take on special projects and assignments while under the mentorship of a team of experienced administrators, participate in three week-long national seminars, visit other campuses, and attend national meetings and make contact with a national network of higher education leaders.
Details about the Program
The ACE Fellows Program enables participants to immerse themselves in the culture, policies, and decision-making processes of another institution. She will actually spend 16 weeks on other campuses working with their presidents.
Begun in 1965, this unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single year. As a result, the ACE Fellows Program is the most effective, comprehensive leadership development program in American higher education today. Of more than 1,500 Fellows to date, more than 300 have served as chief executive officers at more than 350 institutions.
Congratulations, Valerie, and thank you. You make the College of Education really proud!