|Applications now accepted for administrative internship positions|
Applications are now being accepted for the administrative internship component of the President’s Leadership Programs. Administrative internships are designed for full-time faculty and staff interested in additional administrative experience. Each year, up to eight interns are matched with approved internship projects and mentors (see below). On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects under their mentor’s guidance. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship project.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. The deadline for spring semester internships is Friday, Dec. 12.
Administrative Internship No. 1
Title: Optimizing School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Faculty Reward and Incentive Programs
Mentor: Joshua Wynne,(M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., vice dean and professor, SMHS, associate vice president for health affairs) and Randy Eken (M.P.A., associate dean for administration and finance, SMHS)
Duration: spring semester 2009
Project description: SMHS faculty members are expected to make contributions to the varied missions of the University and the SMHS, including scholarship/research, teaching, service, and, in some cases, administration. Yet there is a pervasive sense that the rewards that are garnered by faculty members are greater for some activities (e.g., research) than for others (e.g., teaching). As a consequence, some faculty members feel that some of their important contributions are undervalued by the institution. This project would entail: (1) a formal literature search to ascertain the approaches that other medical and allied health institutions have taken to develop optimized reward and incentive programs; (2) an analysis of the results of the literature search, with conclusions that can be generalized; and (3) generation of a proposal for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences that would improve and optimize our current reward and incentive policies.
Administrative Internship No. 2
Title: Evaluating Engagement
Mentor: Lana Rakow, director, Center for Community Engagement
Duration: spring semester
Project description: Universities around the country are being asked by higher education associations and accreditors to document the extent and value of faculty and student engagement with their publics. This project will help UND map the quantity and quality of its academic partnerships (including service-learning, public scholarship, and faculty service) and enable us to respond to reporting requests from the Carnegie Foundation for its Engaged Campus Designation, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and other constituents.
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