FACULTY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: A CASE STUDY IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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.