Academic Connections Overview
The Office of Leadership Development understands that one’s education and development is most transformational when in and out of classroom learning is intricately linked. Therefore, the office works to both create and instruct leadership courses and build connections amongst the various Schools, Colleges, and faculty that offer existing leadership-related courses.
Currently, the program director creates the curriculum and instructs a one-credit leadership-themed first year seminar course taught within the Leadership Living Learning Community. During the summer of 2009, the General Education Program awarded the program director and Dr. Tracey Weiss, a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communication, a stipend to create the curriculum for a GenEd Human Behavior course titled “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership.” This course was team-taught for the first time during the Fall 2010.
Students can earn up to 15 Leadership Diamond Points towards their application to become a Diamond Leader by taking academic courses that are related to leadership and completing a very brief process for the Leadership Students Academy, part of the Student Leadership Challenge..
Linking in and out of classroom experiences to develop the "whole" student.