Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Albany State University announces first Provost Faculty Fellow [Kevin M. Scott, Associate Professor of English]

Kevin M. Scott

Program contributes to strategic university efforts

ALBANYGa. – Kevin M. Scott, associate professor of English, has been appointed to serve as the inaugural Provost Faculty Fellow. The one-year appointment begins September 2016.
The Provost Faculty Fellow program identifies faculty members who have shown leadership potential with a focus on advancing skills through opportunities to work on key strategic campus initiatives and priorities. The fellow will serve as a member of the provost’s leadership team and will be afforded other leadership development opportunities.
“The Provost Faculty Fellow program is one of those best practices for recognizing talent and leadership among faculty and providing opportunities for enhanced leadership development,” said Olufunke A. Fontenot, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at ASU. “Dr. Scott has a strong sense of university mission and a commitment to service. He understands the importance of collaboration and partnership.”
In his role as faculty fellow, his duties include serving as the faculty liaison to the office of the provost.
“Dr. Scott has the temperament that makes him the right person to serve in this role. I have no doubt that he will serve the university and the faculty well,” Fontenot said.
Scott is associate professor and coordinator of the English education program in the College of Arts and Humanities. As coordinator, Scott worked with stakeholders in the English department, the College of Education, and teachers in area schools to develop undergraduate and post-baccalaureate certification programs in English education.
He has been active in faculty governance, including chairing the University Library Committee. He currently serves on the Consolidation Implementation Committee (CIC), tasked with organizing the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College.
“There is a ton of work to be done in support of Albany State University, and it is humbling to be asked to participate,” Scott said. “Being the inaugural Provost Faculty Fellow will allow me to learn about academic leadership and provides a chance to put some of that into practice. I am excited to get going.”
Scott’s special projects for the fellowship year include developing a faculty and staff colloquium for 2016-2017, developing an enhanced faculty orientation process and coordinating a faculty mentoring program.
This inaugural faculty fellowship was filled by a special appointment. Subsequent faculty fellows will be selected through a competitive process under the leadership of the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.


About Albany State University … Albany State University, in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African-American youth, the university continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the university responds to the needs of all of its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia. For more information, see Follow the university on Twitter at @AlbanyStateUniv and on Facebook at Albany State University Official Page.

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