February 13, 2023

Weeks Joins SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Liaisons for Georgia

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Elizabeth Weeks has been named the University of Georgia liaison for the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program.

As a liaison, each person works with the chief academic officer at their respective university to identify individuals to participate as fellows in the SEC ALDP. They will also collaborate with liaisons from other SEC member universities to administer the multi-faceted SEC program.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to work with and learn from my colleagues across the SEC and to cultivate leadership talent at our institutions,” Weeks said. “Working collaboratively to design premier leadership programming, share best practices, and showcase our campuses, the SEC ALDP provides essential support to accomplished academics transitioning to their ‘second discipline’ of higher education administration.

“Having recently graduated as an SEC ALDP fellow, I can attest to the invaluable experience and am delighted to give back to the program as a liaison.”

Weeks serves as Georgia’s Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Charles H. Kirbo Chair in Law. In this role, Weeks works closely with campus leaders on faculty-related policies, processes and records while overseeing professional development programming for faculty.

Weeks previously served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the School of Law. She was also a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law prior to coming to Athens in 2011.

The SEC ALDP seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has three components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants (i.e., fellows); two SEC-wide three-day workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants; and a competitive fellowship designed to provide administrative growth opportunities for former fellows.