The Leadership Institute’s mission is to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership. Courses utilize an interdisciplinary approach to explore complex, contemporary social issues of pressing global interest. Instructors work closely with the program director to develop a course syllabus that effectively integrates and supports programmatic goals, including the development of an Action Plan.
All course proposal topics are welcome but of particular interest for 2020 are those related to the following areas: environmental justice, climate crisis, human rights, economic inequality, global development, youth movements, educational inequality k-12, mass incarceration, and creative entrepreneurship.
|Course Duration||2 weeks|
|Total Number of Courses||18|
|Disciplines Covered||Primarily social sciences with an interdisciplinary approach|
|Required Instructional Hours||4.5 hours a day|
|Daily Class Meeting Times||9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm and 3:00pm Monday-Friday|
|Office Hours||Minimum of four hours per week, in-person or virtually|
|Out of Class Responsibilities
(beyond class preparation and grading)
|Out of Class Work for Students||Students should expect to work on 1-2 hours per night of relevant material|
|Teaching Support||Undergraduate classroom assistant who also serves as Resident Assistant throughout the program|
|Additional Student Interaction||Lunch tickets are provided for instructional staff to join students in the dining halls once per course|
|Professional Development Opportunities||
|Program Director||Kisa Takesue|
Leadership Institute Instructor Checklist
The following checklist is a combination of course administration logistics and action items that you will need to be familiar with before, during, and after your course. Throughout the summer academic season, you will be prompted with friendly email reminders to guide you through key milestones and deadlines.
Before your course starts