Leadership and Service in Academic Curriculum
Deanna Leone,Emily Ambrose
Monday, January 14th 2013
In a society where complex problems and their solutions cross academic disciplines and national borders, students require a new type of literacy which complements traditional college education with knowledge and skills to participate effectively and ethically in the process of collaborative leadership. Contemporary social issues require individuals who can comprehend their complexity, synthesize insights across disciplines, mobilize diverse participants and resources, inspire innovation and demonstrate extraordinary integrity. This session will share how the curriculum within the President’s Leadership Program integrates active, experiential learning to address contemporary social issues as a means to reach the programs mission and objectives, and ultimately strives to raise awareness about service and leadership development for today’s undergraduate students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Through the President's Leadership Program at Colorado State University, students engage in comprehensive leadership development experiences in three linked academic and experiential courses. PLP Strives to develop active, informed citizen leaders who practice ethical, inclusive leadership and embody positive humanitarian characteristics such as optimism, service to others, passion, mindfulness, and fairness.
The goals of this session are:
1. to share best practices for teaching and learning around leadership development
2. to inform the campus community about the curriculum within the President's Leadership Program
3. to raise awareness about the value of leadership development for advancing students critical thinking skills, communication, and commitment to their major program of study.
This session is intended for all faculty or staff member interested in learning more about the comprehensive leadership development curriculum taught within President's Leadership Program (PLP) and benefits of leadership development for undergraduate students of all majors.