Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Courses, Courses Change, & Programs of Study (3 packages)
Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management – Undergraduate
Change an existing course
Sport Management Practicum
The new language removes language from the SPM 3948C course description which stated: Participation in this practicum provides students a supervised, structural field experience in an on-campus or community setting to assist in the acquisition of sport leadership organization and administration skills. The proposed course description (below) provides the current, accurate description of the course and general performance expectations. New Course Description:
Participation in the practicum provides students an introduction to the sport industry through structured field experience in a professional sport organization. Site examples include (but are not limited to) college recreation or athletic programs, community recreation agencies, sport businesses, sport facilities, amateur athletic organizations and/or professional sports teams. Students are required to fulfill a minimum of 70 hours of work at a pre-approved site in addition to completing reflective and career development activities.
Sport Management Internship
The updated course description (below) removes dated language for SPM 4941. The course description currently states "Designed as a culminating experience which allows the student to apply leadership skills in an on-campus or community setting in sport leadership. A valid First Aid/CPR card must be held by interns for the entire internship." The former course description includes a requirement that is no longer required for the course. The proposed changes provide an accurate description of the course requirements and general performance expectations. New Course Description:
This course is the culminating experience for sport management majors. Students develop practical and leadership skills in a pre-approved professional settings including (but not limited to) college recreation or athletic programs, community recreation agencies, sport businesses, sport facilities, athletic amateur organizations and/or professional sports teams. Students are required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of work at a pre-approved site and complete a portfolio, presentation, project for organizational improvement, and reflective and career development activities.
Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management – Undergraduate
Add a new course
Facilitation (3 crs)
Prerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: None
This class is for students who have been selected as facilitators for the Honors First Year Colloquium class. The class has been designed to teach students some theoretical material about leadership and facilitation and apply that material in weekly breakout sessions. The first hour of class will prepare facilitators for each breakout session on a weekly basis tailored specifically to the materials and assignments that will be relevant to that week’s lessons. The second hour will explore leadership more generally, including relevant leadership theory, principles of facilitating discussion, and communication and conflict resolution skills.
Senior Facilitation (3 crs)
This class builds on the skills gained from Facilitation class. It prepares students on a weekly basis for each week’s breakout session. Senior facilitators will take a leadership role in the discussion of the theoretical material. They will mentor new facilitators in techniques of facilitating discussion. They will deliberately apply the communication and conflict resolution techniques. They undertake an independent senior facilitation project that will add something to the Colloquium class or the community of facilitators. The first hour of class will prepare facilitators for each breakout session on a weekly basis tailored specifically to the materials and assignments that will be relevant to that week’s lessons. Leadership theory, principles of facilitating discussion, and communication and conflict resolution skills will be addressed. Each senior facilitator will meet one-on-one with the instructor to discuss his or her senior facilitation project.
Change an existing minor
Community Leadership Minor
Summary of the Changes:
The Minor in “Community Leadership” was first established in 2012. This is an inter-disciplinary minor, integrating curricular and co-curricular experiential components. The program is housed in the College of Education and Human Services (Dept. of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management). It is administered by the Division of Student Affairs through the Taylor Leadership Institute. A UNF GPA of 2.5 is required for the minor. The proposed new language more accurately reflects existing practice drawn from current course syllabi, while also reflecting the program name change. Removing the term “community” from the title of the “Leadership Minor” (12 Credits) more effectively communicates the program’s holistic approach to leadership development, applicable across all majors across all colleges, while demonstrating the universal application of the program’s leadership learning outcomes to all professional sectors. We are also amending the program of study (POS) to allow students more flexibility in selecting electives while completing the minor. We feel this change will allow students to take courses that are either new, or more relevant to their career goals. Students should work with their academic advisor and members of the Taylor Leadership Institute (TLI) staff to select an appropriate elective (3 Credits).
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Introduction to Leadership
The new language more accurately reflects existing practice drawn from current course syllabi, while also reflecting the program name change.
New Course Description:
The course introduces participants to the major theories of leadership and their application in personal and professional settings. Participants engage in self-reflective and applied learning activities that allow them to draw upon their personal characteristics and experiences to make connections between class work and their own developing leadership style.
The new language more accurately reflects existing practice drawn from current course syllabi, while also reflecting the program name change.New Course Description:
Prerequisite: LDR 3003: The focus of this course is on leadership within the context of small work groups and self-directed project teams and their role and functions within organizations. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to collaborate effectively in dynamic environments. Leaders who are able to work collaboratively and lead across cultures and disciplines from business to educational environments are essential to high performing organizations. Collaborative leadership knowledge and skills have become a necessity to enable emerging leaders to transcend differences to build organizations and teams of committed workers.
Community Leadership Practicum
The current course description which states: "The course is designed to provide students with experiences that take them outside the walls of the classroom and into community settings, thus allowing students to deepen their leadership knowledge and translate it into practice while directly applying leadership skills in hands-on activities" does not adequately describe the course curriculum. The proposed course description for LDR 4263: Leadership Practicum accurately reflects existing practice drawn from current practicum syllabus, while also reflecting the program name change, thus eliminating the word "Community" from the course title.New Course Description:
Prerequisite: LDR 3003 plus completion of one of three prescribed primary electives, one secondary elective and permission of Taylor Leadership Institute. This is the culminating course for the Leadership Minor. The course is normally taken during the student's final term in residence at UNF prior to graduation. Students hone their leadership style through review of leadership theory and reflection on their current and prior co-curricular activities. Examples of co-curricular activities include on-campus and off-campus activities, employment, volunteerism, community service, internships, study abroad experiences, and other forms of community-based learning. Students reflect on their experiential learning about leadership through dialogue and ongoing reflective practice. Required activities also include written reflections of co-curricular activities and a delivery of a Leadership Capstone Presentation.
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