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STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (SLDC)



Mission Statement:

To advise, counsel, plan, and implement a coordinated and integrated, campus wide approach to student leadership development, thereby creating a more vibrant campus environment as students reach full potential as our future citizen leaders. 


 To accomplish our mission it is necessary to task organize into distinct sub-committees, each with a specific focus and set of goals. 

(Approved Sub-Committee Focus/Goals – approved as of 31 Aug 00):



GROUP 1
BUILDING STRONG STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Focus:  on existing student leadership structure, organizations, and development and integration processes

Goals:

1. building stronger interaction between various student leadership groups on campus (remove stovepipe/silo mentality; encourage/develop integration between student leadership organizations)
2. examine what are other academic and non-academic organizations are doing/accomplishing with regards to developing student leaders
3. integrate/coordinate academic & non-academic student leadership initiatives - linkage across campus
4. examine methodology for instilling/fostering ethics, values, integrity, and a sense of duty in student leadership organizations

MEMBERS
Matt Abbott (RSA)      Christine Cappello
Kassandra Moye          Kimberly Franchino
Kathleen Kerr              Mandy Merritt
Tim Morrissey              Marilyn Prime (Chair)
Mary Ann Rapposelli    Roger Spacht
Karen Stein


GROUP 2
EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS

Focus: on the individual, specifically by encouraging the non-affiliated student/emergent student leader involvement in campus leadership activities

Goals:
1. to encourage additional student involvement in leadership activities/initiatives (get more students off the sidelines & into the game)
2. examine intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for leadership involvement – how to encourage/increase student involvement, need for incentives/rewards for initial involvement (credit/cash), then development of intrinsic motivation?
3. “deliverables” - seminars, conferences, classes (?), based on need assessments, that develop individual skills necessary to foster leadership involvement, (e.g., mentoring; teamwork; development of negotiation skills; communicative processes; conflict resolution/mediation; cultural impact/influences; deliberation and decision making) 

MEMBERS:

NEED CHAIRPERSON!!!!!

Ann Ardis                   David Balserio
Chiara Ciotoli (RSA)    Rebecca Curlett (RSA)
Cynthia Cummings (Acting Chair) 
Audrey Helfman          Tina Martin 
Eric Norman               Joe Pika
Mike Vaughn              Mike McCloskey


GROUP 3
TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT

Focus: on leveraging technology to highlight SLDC efforts, developing effective assessment and evaluation techniques/procedures, and developing external support base for Council initiatives

Goals:
1. evolution of a UD Student Leadership and Leader Development home page, linking all SLDC initiatives into a single .edu 
2. explore how web based programming and other media can be used to make SLDC efforts/products available to a wider audience
3. develop and implement effective assessment tools (surveys, evaluative processes) to assist Groups 1 and 2 
4. establish effective means for students to review initiatives and provide feedback to the SLDC (two way commo) and encourage student “ownership” in SLDC efforts (for our initiatives to be effective, then students need to accept/embrace initiatives as their own)
5. seek external resources to support SLDC initiatives (corporate/civil sponsorship, internships, $$$, speakers/mentors, etc.)

Members:

Charlie Bowman                    Elizabeth Briggs
John Casper                           Tom Gorczynski (RSA)
Dallas Hoover                        Mike Pepper (AF web expert)
Paul Pusecker (Co-Chair)       Praria Stavis-Hicks (Co-Chair)




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Comments, suggestions, or questions may be sent to LTC Paul Pusecker