We are pleased to celebrate that our own Professor Vaishali Raval has been named a Mid-American Conference Academic Leadership Development Program fellow for the 2020-21 academic year! Dr. Raval has served in a number of leadership roles, including as Associate Chair, as co-chair of the Research and Scholarship Subcommittee for Strategic Planning (part of the Strategic Plan development process), and a catalyst in developing the Psychology Alumni Advisory Board.
The MAC ALDP program began in 2017 as a professional development program where a carefully-chosen cohort of up to four faculty members from each MAC institution take part in own-campus and inter-university programming to help develop, prepare, and enhance the ability of the next generation of faculty and university administrators to be effective academic leaders.
Historically, MAC ALDP fellows have participated in two workshops held at different MAC host institutions (last year, SUNY Buffalo and Northern Illinois Univ.). This year with COVID, local and cross-institutional activities will be held on-line. We celebrate Vaishali’s selection as a MAC ALDP Fellow and share our deep appreciation for the many ways that she has served our department, our students, and Miami!