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1 A Survey of Student Leadership Prepared By: Bradley & Bradley

2 Overview … Quick Review of Leadership Motivating Case Survey Findings Importance Methods Future impact …

3 Definition of Leadership Leadership The process of guiding and directing the behavior of people in the work environment Trait Theories Behavioral Theories Contingency Theories Situational Leadership Theories Organizational Behavior -Nelson, Quick

4 Motivating Case Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) “The Road to Excellence” Strategic Shift Strategic Shift Achieve Top 30 Status Achieve Top 30 Status Create Blue Ocean Create Blue Ocean

5 Financial Incentive Environment Opportunities for growth Students Leadership Capability Degree of Collaboration among faculty members Degree of Mission Integration High low CACSCompetitors in Average CS Dept., LSU Strategy Canvas Blue Ocean Strategy

6 Questions How important Is SL? Students more Self-Motivated? Research and Development Improved? Desirability in Job Market Increased? Teams more Organized? How to develop SL?

7 Survey Goals To address questions Find resources and direction for future student leadership programs

8 Survey on Student Leadership Web-based Tools Google Google Scholar Library Research ERIC Google Scholar ERIC Library Research Web Tools

9 Research on Leadership Programs Businesses: Enormous Amount Students: Relatively Little –How about Computer Science/Computer Engineering Graduate Students ?

10 Is This A Blue Ocean? Student Leadership Development is used by many colleges and universities to create well rounded and educated individuals. Development Outcomes of College Students’ Involvement in Leadership Activities – Christine M. Cress, Helen S. Astin, Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster, John C. Burkhardt Yet, most institutions have traditionally only paid minimal attention to the development of their students as leaders in terms of offering specific leadership programs or curricula.

11 Importance/Impact Professional Leadership, Management and Teamwork Skills were Enhanced by Student Leadership. Personal and Professional Interpersonal Communication Skills were Improved by Student Leadership. Self-Confidence and Professional Poise were Increased by Student Leadership. Post Graduation Impact of Student Leadership – Steven C Bialek & Ann Groves Lloyd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12 Importance and Impact Student Leadership  Academic Integrity –“New research confirms that the effectiveness of strategies such as modified honor codes that emphasize student leadership and the importance of academic integrity will be very significant in the future of academics” Some Good News about Academic Integrity, by McCabe, Donald, Pavela, Gray, Change, , , Vol. 33, Issue 5 Student Leadership Increased the Sense of Pride in and Connection to the University. Post Graduation Impact of Student Leadership – Steven C Bialek & Ann Groves Lloyd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

13 Understanding the Nature of SL Daniel Breen Study (1970) –Questionnaires to 148 colleges, 60 responded, 40 had leadership development programs. –Six commonalities of leadership programs: Students were always involved in planning the programs The student activities department took a major role in the planning and implementation of these programs The best programs cost money Weekend retreat formats were very popular Effective programs usually involved small groups and experience-based learning of an interpersonal and problem- solving nature with the theory and lecture kept to a minimum. Feedback sessions where participants were permitted to react to the program were very beneficial. Breen, D.G. (1970). Survey of selected programs for student leadership training at colleges and universities. Dekalb, IL (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No ).

14 Roles of Student Leaders Buckner, J. Kirk and Williams, M. Lee (1995) : Reconceptualizing University Student Leadership Development Programs: Applying the Competing Values Model. ERIC record

15 Roles of Student Leaders

16 Student Leadership Development Student Leadership Resulted in Meeting and Working with a Diverse Demographic Student Involvement Shows Enhanced Leadership, Management Ability, and Teamwork Skills. Post Graduation Impact of Student Leadership – Steven C Bialek & Ann Groves Lloyd, University of Wisconsin-Madison

17 Student Leadership Development Opportunities for Service –(volunteering) Experiential Activities –(internships) Active Learning through collaboration –(group projects in the classroom ) Development Outcomes of College Students’ Involvement in Leadership Activities – Christine M. Cress, Helen S. Astin, Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster, John C. Burkhardt

18 Student Leadership Resources National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs –Academy Leadership –ACPA Commission for Student Involvement –American Student Government Association –Canadian Association of Student Activity Advisors –National Conference on Student Leadership –NASPA Knowledge Community for Student Leadership Programs –National Student Leadership Conference –Student Leadership Development Program, SIUE

19 Student Leadership Development Programs, SIUE Modules (24 seminars) Leadership Characteristics: You are a Leader! Role Models & Risk Takers Civic Responsibility & Citizenship Goal Setting & Delegating Effectively Community Service: Opportunities & Responsibilities Volunteer Service IMAGE (Interviewing, Manners, Attire, Grooming, and Etiquette) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Database Cool but still not integrated …

20 Conclusion Important but not Integrated Validate Blue Ocean Parameter Implementation –Concept is Sophisticated Yet Obtainable Application of Student Leadership Theories for Future CACS Programs

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