Academic Leadership Forum

Academic Leadership Forum (ALF) at Arcadia University provides faculty and staff with opportunities to develop effective leadership skills for higher education. Bringing together several types of events to share and grow, the ALF builds skills and networks to support faculty development into informed and effective leaders at Arcadia.

The Forum:

  • Provides opportunities to discuss leadership skills and needs in higher education;
  • Develops campus conversations concerning the implementation of best practices in higher-education leadership;
  • Presents resources for leadership skills development among Arcadia faculty;
  • Collaborates with staff and student leadership groups to offer robust and dynamic opportunities for building comprehensive conversations concerning leadership.

Academic Leadership Forum Workshops

Throughout the year, the Provost’s Office will host workshops on various topics in leadership to the Arcadia community. Workshops will be presented by Arcadia leaders and dynamic outside speakers, and will be open to Faculty, Staff, and Administrators who wish to further develop their own (and others’) capacity as effective leaders in higher education.

  • Design Thinking
  • Reflective Debriefing
  • Resource Management
  • Data-informed Decision Making

ALF Hot Group

Want to make a deep difference at the University? Want to take part in an exciting group of faculty who help to design the future of Arcadia? Innovators and Designers are welcome! Nominate faculty and staff to the ALF Hot Group, where we challenge ourselves to understand and build robust solutions to the questions of higher education. Please contact Sandi Crenshaw to nominate yourself and/or others -

Leadership Lunches

Each month a Leadership Lunch will address issues and skills of leadership in higher education.

  • Gender and Higher Education Leadership
  • Thought Leadership in Social Media
  • Mindfulness and Self Care (is NOT just for students!)