Friday, July 26, 2013 2013 ELI Fellows Graduate From APTA Education Leadership Institute Fellowship The second class of ELI Fellows graduated from APTA's Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship on July 11. Fourteen ELI Fellows completed a yearlong higher education leadership program that consisted of: 9 online modules provided by nonphysical therapy content expert faculty; 3 face-to-face mentorship sessions with ongoing mentorship provided by experienced physical therapy program directors; higher-education mentorship provided by administrators within participants’ institutions or organizations; and implementation of a personal leadership plan and an institution-based leadership project. In addition, the ELI Fellows cultivated a shared learning community and network with opportunities to integrate curriculum content within their current and future education leadership roles and responsibilities. The ELI Fellowship strives to develop physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education program directors with the leadership skills to facilitate change and improvement in the academic environment of the 21st century, think strategically to creatively implement solutions in education that respond to changes in health care and society, and engage in public discourse that advances the physical therapy profession. Partners who help promote and support the ELI Fellowship include the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, the Education Section, and the PTA Educators Special Interest Group. More information about the ELI Fellowship is available on APTA's website.