Date of Award

Summer 2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)



Committee Chair

Jason Wallace

Committee Chair School



The Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) at the University of Southern Mississippi aims to support cross-campus community for faculty interested in leadership within the program, discipline, or institutional level. A formative assessment of the FLI program evaluated the efficacy of the program, the impact for faculty fellows, and the relationship to institutional priorities. The formative assessment of the program incorporated a combined utilization and logic model to evaluate the data through the participatory lens of the facilitator and the inputs and outputs of the program. A document review, focus group, and semi-structured interviews encompassed the data collected. The analytic process involved coding themes with a peer-member check for validity and reliability. The findings and implications of the study provide a roadmap for leadership development in other institutions.