Frank Goeddeke selected for 2022-23 Academic Leadership Academy

The Wayne State University Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) has launched its 2022-23 cohort with its first in-person retreat for new fellows in two years.

The 2022-23 ALA fellows represent disciplines and units across campus. The new group includes Mike Ilitch School of Business Assistant Professor of Teaching Frank Goeddeke.

Goeddeke will engage the local business community in existing Carbon Literacy Trainings to help drive community engagement and significant change in reducing carbon emissions and other ecological problems.

 “I want to engage our students, faculty and local business professionals together in climate change education, prevention and mitigation efforts,” said Goeddeke. “I am fairly new to the university and don’t have a lot of connections with the right people or the position power to make this happen by myself. The ALA will help me to strategize in a way to make and execute effective plans.”

Created by the Office of the Provost in 2019 as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to the success and growth of its faculty and staff, this prestigious group follows a competitive application process, and each selected fellow develops a leadership project to improve a facet of campus life. Fellows are also given the opportunity to build their leadership skills via the group’s retreat, monthly seminars, ongoing meetings with coaches and mentors, and a variety of assessments.

“Wayne State will benefit for years to come because of the thoughtful, collaborative efforts of the Academic Leadership Academy fellows,” said Sara Kacin, assistant provost for faculty development and faculty success and director of the Office for Teaching and Learning. “The new cohort will join previous fellows in improving the university as committed, life-long learners working together for a common goal.”

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