May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership Minor

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The leadership minor readies young leaders to positively impact teams, organizations, and movements. The leadership minor builds on the leadership certificate by diving deeper into the mechanics of leadership, learning to listen well and ask good questions, and creatively addressing complex problems within a team.

The leadership minor can be completed in 20 to 21 credit hours. The minor adds three courses to the foundation of the leadership certificate. As in the certificate, LEAD 101  is offered for 2 or 3 credits to give students flexibility in their schedule, as well as allowing 3 credit students to delve into strengths identification, an integral component of the leadership program curriculum.

Total Credits - 20-21

Maintaining Academic Standing

The following standards are required for successful completion of the certificate program or minor.

Academic Standards:

  • Earn a minimum overall 2.25 GPA.
  • Earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in certificate or minor program coursework.
  • No course with a grade below C may count toward the certificate or minor program coursework.

Citizenship Standards:

Program participants placed on suspension or Student Life probation in either of the following categories may be removed from the program:

  • Citizenship Probation
  • Co-curricular Probation

Failure to meet these standards results in possible removal from the program. Students may reapply.

Awards and Ceremonies

Each recipient will be recognized in the following ways:

  • A celebration ceremony focusing on the student’s change project, leadership portfolio and leadership journey.
  • The Randall Leadership Medallion, which the student may wear during graduation ceremonies.
  • A Leadership Certificate with the Andrews University seal.
  • Specific mention or annotation in the University commencement program.
  • Notation of Leadership Certificate accomplishment included on transcripts.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in this program will:

  • Identify and intentionally apply their personal strengths and values to solve problems.
  • Identify, define, plan and execute a change project that applies good leadership theory.   
  • Explain the value and importance of defining and effectively implementing influence, creativity, ideas, knowledge, and skills in the service of God and humanity.
  • Practice offering and accepting feedback graciously and responding to failure in order to grow and better understand and apply themselves and their experiences.
  • Examine effective team components and processes.
  • Apply core leadership theories to write a personal theory of leadership.
  • Practice self-assessment and personal reflection, and systems assessment through journals and other evidence.

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