Program Overview

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.

Detailed Leadership Institute Program Overview

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)
  • Engage with students via Canvas (class management platform) prior to course start date
  • Meet with classroom assistant prior to course start date
  • Observe 2 workshops from 3-5pm during the program
  • Be available to students after course for program-related questions
  • Leadership Institute Instructor Orientation in April/May
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
  • Inclusive teaching workshop in the spring
  • Office hours with Program Directors
  • Pre-College summer welcome event in May
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 beforeduring, 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.

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