April 9, 2013
ECE Professor Diana Marculescu has been named a 2013-2014 fellow in ELATE at Drexel, a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science and related fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.
A program of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine, ELATE (Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering) is an intense full-year, part-time fellowship program tailored to the needs of faculty women in engineering and technology. Through in-residence sessions, fellows enhance their knowledge and skills in the business practices of higher education, project management with diverse stakeholders and effective communication in a variety of leadership platforms. These sessions are supported by online readings and assignments, conference calls with learning communities and senior advisors, interviews with key officials at home institutions, developing an Institutional Action Project, and participating in mentoring activities to apply new skills to work in the fellow's home institution.
ELATE fellows are selected based on their individual potential, their institution's commitment to fostering leadership opportunities, and a variety of diversity criteria including race, ethnicity, geographic region of school, type of school and area of professional studies.