The PLI is intended to facilitate the continued professional development of faculty and senior staff members who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their respective areas, untapped leadership potential, interest in the program and willingness to contribute to the broader well-being of the University, and a desire to learn and expand their own horizons.
Individuals who meet this criteria may be nominated by the college deans and/or the Provost (in the case of the faculty cohort) and by the University vice-presidents or corresponding divisional heads or senior administrators of the non-academic units of the University. A selection committee will be established and convened to review and deliberate upon the pool of nominations.
Nominations for the faculty cohort will be solicited in November of a given year and likewise in August for the staff cohort. Through the selection process, every effort will be made to ensure that each class contains broad representation from across the University landscape as well as diversity in perspective and experience amongst the participants.