Professional Readiness Leadership Experience
This learning experience will provide students of any major with a two-tiered approach for developing and practicing basic leadership skills as they prepare for professional work while addressing legitimate needs locally or globally.
Students are encouraged to collaborate with community/global partners and align these experiences with their personal strengths and prospective career paths.
Approved experiences must provide an opportunity for the student to lead others through the planning, implementation, management and assessment of a sizable project that addresses a legitimate campus, community or global problem or need.
Approved experiences must:
The Project Supervisor and student will develop student learning outcomes specific to the PRE, prior to the experience.
General learning areas to which this experience will contribute are:
The development, execution and assessment of this experience will be guided by an advisory team comprised of the faculty member(s) overseeing the experience along with designated staff from the Center for Personal and Professional Development.
Contact the Center for Personal and Professional Development to indicate intention of completing this option at [email protected].
The prerequisites listed below provides a foundation for developing self-awareness and basic leadership competencies with opportunities for students to discover and apply their strengths, passions and purpose to guide them as they design a practical leadership experience.
Design and submit a proposal for your leadership experience with oversight by a designated faculty member. These proposals will be reviewed/approved by their advisory team with oversight by the Center for Personal and Professional Development. Student proposals will need to demonstrate how they will put into practice the relevant knowledge and skills acquired in the exploration tier to continue to develop these in preparation for leadership in professional work.
Once a student proposal is approved, the student will begin their experience by implementing their proposed project with oversight from the advisory team. Students are also required to attend the “Highly Effective Teams Workshop” before or during the semester in which they are completing their experience.
Students will submit a detailed assessment/reflection report evaluating and demonstrating the effectiveness of their leadership and the specific project outcomes upon completion of the experience. Final reports will be reviewed by their advisory team to insure that the intended learning outcomes are fulfilled. Once this is confirmed, a grade of pass/fail will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Should a student desire to file an appeal contesting the evaluation of their PRE experience, the normal grade appeal process will be followed.