Certificate Program in Leadership Studies by YQRdk4


									          Undergraduate Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics

I.    Unit Housing Certificate

      The School of Public Affairs/College of Public Programs and
      The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
      In cooperation with the Barrett Honors College and
      The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

II.   Organization of Undergraduate Leadership and Ethics Certificate Program

      The School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Lincoln Center for Applied
      Ethics, the Barrett Honors College, and the Department of Intercollegiate
      Athletics, requests authorization to offer an Undergraduate Certificate in
      Leadership and Ethics. The School of Public Affairs consists of 14 faculty
      members, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and the Advanced Public
      Executive Program. The School offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Public
      Administration and Public Management, a B.I.S. Concentration in Public
      Administration and Public Management, a Master of Public Administration, and a
      Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration.

      The Lincoln Center includes faculty from several colleges and departments:
      Barrett Honors College, W.P. Carey School of Business, College of Education,
      Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts, College of Law, School of Life
      Sciences and the School of Justice and Social Inquiry. Each Lincoln Professor
      serves as a liaison between the Center and his or her respective college or school.
      The Lincoln Professors serve as advisors and mentors in their colleges and
      schools regarding the development and offering of courses containing ethical
      content in the various disciplines within their colleges. They teach at least one
      undergraduate course every semester on ethics in their respective fields.

      The Barrett Honors College is an umbrella unit to all others at ASU, seeking to
      recruit and educate the most intellectually engaged undergraduate students in the
      State of Arizona and in the Nation. BHC has 2700 undergraduate students, over
      one quarter of who are National Merit, National Hispanic, and National
      Achievement scholars. Honors curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and
      discourse; honors students work closely with faculty and participate in many
      seminar courses. Community service, leadership, and scholarship are combined
      in the academic experience of BHC students.

       The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics serves as an integral part of the
       educational experience for 500 athletically gifted students. In this capacity, the
       intercollegiate athletics program provides a platform for students to develop and
       hone leadership skills and to apply moral reasoning. The Department of
       Intercollegiate Athletics served as a catalyst for this Undergraduate Certificate
       and supports the Leadership and Ethics through Sport track.

III.   Name of Proposed Certificate Program

       Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics

IV.    Purpose and Nature of Certificate

       The Certificate in Leadership and Ethics will provide a catalyst for students with
       identified leadership potential to become ethical leaders of organizational and
       community change. Specifically, the Certificate in Leadership and Ethics is
       designed to prepare individuals for positions of leadership and responsibility in
       the university, in their communities, and throughout their careers in business,
       government, and society; to explore the relationship between leadership and the
       capacity for individuals to assume responsibility for their actions and to act with a
       sense of ethics and integrity; and to provide students an understanding of change
       processes as they affect individuals, groups, and organizations throughout society,
       so that they might better learn to cope with and direct change in positive and
       beneficial ways.

       This certificate enhances interdisciplinary education at Arizona State University.
       In combination with other undergraduate degree programs, this certificate offers
       students grounding in leadership, teamwork, decision-making, ethical thinking,
       and relationship skills and increased choice in a coherent set of electives and
       related fields.

V.     Duplication and Appropriateness for ASU

       The proposed certificate does not duplicate existing certificates, minors or majors
       in the Arizona university system. The Phoenix metropolitan region is home to
       local, state, county, federal and not-for-profit organizations, major corporate
       headquarters, community groups and one of the largest higher education
       institutions in the nation. These provide opportunities for student recruitment, but
       also for internships and job placements for students once they complete the
       certificate program. Since there are so many potential benefits of a certificate
       program in leadership and ethics in a major metropolitan area, Arizona State
       University is the logical location for this program.

VI.    Primary Audiences for Certificate

          a. Students who wish to enhance their degree in an existing undergraduate
             major at ASU.
          b. Students who are active (or wish to be active) in leadership roles
             throughout the campus or local communities, the state, the nation and the
          c. Working adults who may wish to further their education but are not
             enrolled in a degree program. Many of these students may engage in a
             certificate program that focuses more narrowly on their specific areas of
             interest. Some of these students may eventually want to pursue an
             undergraduate or graduate degree program as a result of their success in
             the certificate program.
          d. Some students may have existing degrees and may want to refresh their
             skills or add to their experiential skill set.

VII.   Admissions Process

       Students interested in earning the certificate must make formal application to the
       School of Public Affairs. This certificate is available to all admitted
       undergraduate students, regular or non-degree, who have completed 45 hours of
       credit and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or higher. Students
       may begin taking courses before they formally apply for the certificate; however,
       they should apply for admission as soon as possible.

       A special track in Leadership and Ethics through Sport will be a substantial part
       of the certificate in leadership and ethics. The transferable leadership skills
       learned through sport will be emphasized in this track, which will consist of one
       elective and a special treatment of these topics in the capstone. Additionally, case
       studies using sport will be used to understand ethical dilemmas, etc. Students
       pursuing this track would be required to meet the basic criteria for selection to the
       program, but also be granted admission by a special committee that will consider
       a number of criteria, including identified leadership potential, academic
       achievement, evidence of community service involvement, letters of
       recommendation, essay, and former or current participation in competitive

VIII. Curriculum and Advising

       Coursework in the certificate program will involve instruction in 1) leadership
       and the associated skills of deliberation, teamwork, problem-solving, negotiation,
       mediation, cooperation, and decision-making in multicultural settings; 2) behavior
       that accords with the ethical principles and civic virtues of the good and
       responsible citizen of the campus community, the local community, the state, the

nation, and the world; 3) critical, creative, and ethical thinking abilities; and 4)
interpersonal, intra-group, and inter-group relationship skills essential for
achieving success in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world.

The Certificate in Leadership and Ethics will be awarded to students who have
met the standard for admission and have completed the 15-hour certificate
program of study with a grade point average of 2.67 or higher in certificate
coursework. All courses applied to the certificate must be completed with a grade
of C or better. The Certificate in Leadership and Ethics will require completion
of four core courses, including a leadership capstone experience, and one elective,
discipline-based course in leadership or ethics. The four required courses and
possible electives are shown below. The core courses can also be taken for
Honors credit (footnote 18.)

   PAF 494 Building Leadership Skills (three credits): An introduction to
    developing leadership skills, including an assessment of the individual
    student’s leadership skills, an examination of models of leadership and the
    skills and capacities required to lead successfully, and a series of activities in
    which students will reflect on the leadership lessons generated through their
    university experience.

   PHI 394 Ethics and Justice (three credits): Tentative description: An
    exploration of the ethical issues confronting contemporary leaders in the
    public, private, and nonprofit sectors, with special attention to the relationship
    between ethics and justice.

   PAF 494 Leadership and Change (three credits): An overview of the
    leader’s role in bringing about significant and creative organizational and
    societal change, with special attention to establishing a vision, mobilizing and
    empowering individuals and groups, and assessing outcomes of the change

   PAF 494 Leadership Capstone (three credits): This course will engage
    students in specific service learning projects either on-campus or in the
    community and provide an opportunity for self-reflection and self-critique
    designed to enhance students overall leadership skills. Students will work
    directly with community mentors from the public, private, and nonprofit
    sectors on specific leadership projects that will test and refine their abilities to
    lead. (We anticipate that this course will be a signature experience for
    students in the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics.)

   Elective (three credits): A Leadership/Ethics Course within a substantive
    discipline. (Examples follow.)

        BUS/HON 497             Honors Colloquium (Leadership through Service)

               COM 430                  Leadership in Group Communication

               MGT 300                  Organizational Management and Leadership
               PAF 420                  Public Leadership
               PAF 460                  Public Service Ethics
               PAF 494                  Leadership, Ethics, and Sports
               PAF 494                  Leadership and Communication
               POS 314                  The American Presidency
               REC 430                  Managing Nonprofit Organizations
               SPF 498                  Educational Leadership and Diversity in Sports

Due to the uniqueness of this program, all core courses and the Leadership Capstone
must be taken at Arizona State University (A student could petition this requirement) any
course substitutions for the certificate are at the discretion of the School of Public Affairs.
The Certificate Program advisor will be responsible for monitoring student progress,
providing information regarding internship/job placement opportunities, processing
course substitutions and verifying completion of certificate.

IX.    Faculty

       Margaret Walker, Lincoln Professor in the Department of Philosophy, will teach
       the philosophy course, Ethics and Justice. The faculty teaching the core classes
       and electives offered by the School of Public Affairs will consist primarily of
       regular faculty members in the School of Public Affairs with specializations in
       leadership, management, ethics, organization behavior, community development
       and diversity issues:

         Name               Rank                              Area of Specialization
         Nicholas Alozie    Professor                         Women and Minority Issues
         Thomas Catlaw      Assistant Professor               Civil Society, Globalization,
                                                              Organization Behavior
         Joseph Cayer       Professor                         Public Management
         Bette DeGraw       Professor                         Public Administration,
                                                              Organization Behavior
         Janet Denhardt     Professor                         Leadership Studies,
                                                              Organization Behavior,
                                                              Politics and Management
         Robert             Professor                         Public Administration,
         Denhardt                                             Organization Behavior,
         John Hall          Professor                         Governance, Community
                                                              Building, Conflict Resolution
         Zhiyong Lan        Professor                         Organizational Studies
         Ronald Perry       Professor                         Public Management

     In addition to regular faculty members, faculty associates who can teach classes
     within the certificate include:

      Name               Title                            Area of Specialization
      Richard Bowers     City Manager, Scottsdale,        Public Entrepreneurship
                         AZ (retired)
      Kelly Campbell     Academic Associate, ASU          Leadership, Organization
                         Center for Nonprofit             Behavior
      Jaime Casap        Senior Manager,                  Leadership, Organization
                         Organization Capability,         Development
                         Charles Schwab Corporation

      Tim Delaney        Center for Leadership, Ethics Nonprofit Leadership/Ethics
                         and Public Service (founder)
      Dickinson          ASU Professor Emeritus        Leadership, Organizational
      McGaw                                            Development, Ethics,
                                                       Decision Making
      Frank Sackton      ASU Professor Emeritus        Communication Techniques,
                                                       Public Service Ethics
      Edward Twardy      Dean, Continuing Education, Public Leadership
                         University of Vermont

X.   Administration

     The School of Public Affairs anticipates approximately 20-30 students enrolled in
     certificate classes the first year. The second year, the school expects
     approximately 40 students enrolled in the certificate classes. Capacity in the
     leadership core classes will be limited to a maximum of 30 in most, but a
     maximum of nineteen students in the capstone course. As resources increase,
     more classes will be added and more students will be permitted to enroll in the
     certificate courses.

     Current library holdings, academic resources, student support services and
     campus facilities are adequate for the requirements of this certificate. The School
     of Public Affairs plans on appointing a Lincoln Professor of Leadership and
     Ethics within the school and within the College of Public Programs. This
     appointment would carry all the typical responsibilities of a Lincoln
     Professorship, and the holder of the professorship would also be expected to take
     a leadership role in developing this certificate program and other related activities
     in the area of leadership and ethics. Also, the Department of Intercollegiate
     Athletics and the School of Public Affairs would fund a new faculty position in

the School of Public Affairs at the lecturer or assistant professor level. This
individual would be expected to teach in the certificate program, but also teach
other courses in the School of Public Affairs, freeing existing faculty (listed
above) to teach in the certificate program.

The Certificate Program advisor and School of Public Affairs director will be
responsible for any changes or substitutions to the certificate requirements. The
future Lincoln Professor within the department will also provide an advising and
administrative role for the certificate. The School of Public Affairs is responsible
for all issues relating to the certificate.

The School of Public Affairs believes there is a strong need and desire from
students for a certificate program in leadership and ethics. Students will be
recruited from current undergraduate majors. In addition, particular emphasis will
be placed on recruiting students who are active as student leaders throughout
campus and the communities. Current School of Public Affairs staff is adequate
to provide all the resources required for new student recruitment and advising.
Flexible class times and locations will make the certificate a viable option for
those students unable to attend classes during the day.

Prospective students will be required to submit an application to the School of
Public Affairs, and, in the case of students pursuing the “Leadership and Ethics,
through Sport” track, will be required to submit other materials as noted above.
In all cases, the School of Public Affairs staff will check to make sure the
minimum requirements for admission are met. Once admission eligibility is
determined, the staff will enter add the certificate code into the student’s DARS
report. The Certificate Program advisor is responsible for monitoring student
progress and verifying all requirements for the certificate are met. In addition,
once the student completes all the requirements for the certificate, the School of
Public Affairs will forward the necessary paperwork to the College of Public
Programs and the Graduation Office.


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