University of Wisconsin–Madison

Big Ten Academic Alliance Programs

The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s leadership training programs, coordinated by the vice provost for faculty and staff, select nominees who have been recommended by school and college deans to participate in the following two programs.

Academic Leadership Program

The Academic Leadership Program (ALP) generally sends between four and six faculty and staff, who are either in leadership roles or who have been identified as potential campus leaders by their deans, to three seminars held at Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions on leadership and higher education. The ALP program also includes on-campus lunches, networking, and professional development opportunities for the fellows.

Department Executive Officers Program

The Department Executive Officers (DEO) Program, designed specifically for new department chairs, selects between four and six department chairs to participate in a three-day seminar, annually.

Learn more about both of these leadership programs.