This annual leadership development program includes activities and discussions to build awareness and effectiveness in the context of academic leadership. Selected Duke faculty engage with peers across the Atlantic Coast Conference on issues and trends in higher education.

Operating on a calendar-year basis, this leadership development opportunity is part of Duke Faculty Advancement’s portfolio of programs to support faculty and academic leaders. Deans are invited to nominate faculty members who hold administrative leadership positions.

Selected faculty members from all ACC institutions participate in three multi-day in-person sessions at different universities. On their home campuses, ACC Fellows meet with key leaders and administrators who oversee academic affairs, student life, budgeting and financial planning, research, admissions, development and human resources, among others.


2024 Duke ACC Fellows

Denise Comer, Saskia Cornes, Shai Ginsburg, Candis Watts Smith and Norbert Wilson have been chosen to serve as fellows in the 2024 ACC Academic Leaders Network.

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2023 Duke ACC Fellows

July 18, 2023

Taking Academic Leadership to the Next Level

Professors Sharon Gerecht, Timothy Johnson, Hai “Helen” Li and Patrick Smith spent three days at Syracuse University at the midpoint of their year as Duke’s 2023 ACC Academic Leadership Network Fellows.

2022 Duke ACC Fellows

November 30, 2022

Duke Faculty Members Reflect on Their Year as Fellows in the ACC Academic Leaders Network

Duke faculty members Steffen Bass, Lori Bennear, Iyun Harrison, Cory Krupp and Benjamin Smallheer spent the past year representing the university in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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