Leadership Empowerment Program Projects


LEP Scholars develop projects over the course of their year-long participation in the program on a broad range of topics. In 2018 an analysis of LEP projects by Drs. Jen Sandoval and Lindsay Neuberger revealed the following historical information about LEP projects since the program’s inception:

 

Project topics                                 

  • Student Success: 14
  • Staff/Faculty Training and Development: 10
  • Descriptive/Background: 7
  • Diversity & Inclusion: 6
  • Wellness: 6
  • Financial/Budget: 4
  • Strategic Planning: 3
  • Other: 5 N/A: 6

 

 

 

LEP Project Samples

2017-18 Jen Sandoval and Lindsay Neuberger – A Powerful Leadership Legacy: Tracing the Impact of the UCF Leadership Empowerment Program

What have been the most meaningful aspects of the LEP and what projects have participants created?

 

2017-18 Margaret Mlachak – QUALITY OF LIFE OPPORTUNITIES: PROVIDING A PATHWAY TO EDUCATION

How can UCF be innovative in broadening the educational opportunities for advancement for those employees who wish to transform their lives but do not meet the criteria for the state Tuition Waiver Program?

 

2017-18 Anya Andrews – International Faculty as an Asset for Internationalization of an Academic Campus: Strategies for Integration and Inclusion

Explore the challenges and enablers for the integration and inclusion of international faculty; Develop practical recommendations for integration and inclusion of international faculty; Identify opportunities and strategies for leveraging international faculty as an asset in campus internationalization efforts

 

2017-18 Veena Garib – Integrating Technology into Student Career Readiness

Implement new technology to support virtual interviewing for UCF Career Services

2017-18 Deborah Watkins – Creating Access for Native American Students at UCF

Among all student demographics, Native American students remain the lowest in enrollment numbers. With no Tribal Colleges and Universities (TBCU)s in the state of Florida, UCF can take necessary steps to increase enrollment of Native American students; specifically students who identity as Seminole or Miccosukee Indian

 

2015-16 Ann Allen –  – UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center Sustainability

 

2015-16 Cyndia Muniz – HSI Perspectives of Latino Faculty and Staff

 

UCF Leadership Institutes

2018 – The Art and Science of Diversity

2017 – One Community, Collective Impact

2015 – Inspiring Leadership through Diversity: A Mosaic of Opportunities

2014 – Leadership Legacy