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Develop Principled Leaders in a Globalized Environment


Strategic Initiative One: Develop Principled Leaders in a Globalized Environment

The Citadel develops principled leaders in a climate informed by our core values of Honor, Duty and Respect. Upon graduation students are well-equipped to embrace the opportunities and challenges presented by an increasingly globalized environment. Achieving our mission requires an integrated effort, involving all members of The Citadel community. During the next six years, The Citadel will take steps to strengthen this integration.


Objective 1.1

Enhance and integrate The Citadel’s Leader Development Model

The Citadel’s Leader Development Model is built on academic, military, physical and moral-ethical pillars through which integration of leadership learning outcomes provide a cohesive experience for students, so that leadership training and academic coursework mutually reinforce one another.

Actions:

  • Refine and implement a complete four-year Leader Development Model

  • Expand and refine the leadership education program

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Implement LEADERS 311 and 411 courses by May 2013

  • Increase the number of seniors who believe the leadership education program was an essential element of their becoming a principled leader by 5% by 2015


Objective 1.2

Design and develop The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics of the future

The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics operates in partnership with other campus offices to continually advance The Citadel’s leadership development programs. The center uses the campus Leader Development Model to integrate initiatives within the academic, military, physical and moral-ethical pillars, which collectively define The Citadel Experience.

Actions:

  • Refine the infrastructure and establish permanent staffing and budget lines within The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Complete a six-year staffing and budget plan for the center


Objective 1.3

Implement a comprehensive leadership assessment model

The Citadel’s mission statement, “To educate and develop students to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling the core values of The Citadel in a disciplined and intellectually challenging environment,” sets the context for institutional assessment. The Citadel will focus on defining and assessing the Four Pillars of the Leader Development Model, providing further evidence of student achievement and principled leadership.

Actions:

  • Expand the Leader Development Model to include expected learning outcomes for each pillar and refine programming and activities to accomplish the desired outcomes

  • Fully implement a required E-Leadership Portfolio for all cadets

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase the number of students completing required career planning components of the E-Leadership Portfolio to 80% by 2015


Objective 1.4

Promote college-wide participation in service learning and civic engagement

Honor, Duty and Respect are embedded as guiding core values at The Citadel. The Citadel will continue to implement programming and activities that foster a spirit of serving others.

Actions:

  • Provide a required structured service-learning opportunity for all freshmen

  • Implement a required service-learning program during which all sophomores perform at least 10 service learning hours during the course LDRS 211

  • Create service-learning days and summer experiences. Compete for Carnegie Classification in community engagement

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Earn Carnegie Classification in community engagement


Objective 1.5

Integrate career planning into the campus culture

Career development is a core element of the Leader Development Model. Expanding career development services and requiring all cadets to complete a career planning portfolio will enrich the career development process and aid their employment placement efforts.

Actions:

  • Increase staffing to fully implement an E-Leadership Portfolio for all cadet classes, to include a career development coordinator and contract staffing

  • Expand the career services infrastructure to include an internship coordinator who will implement a comprehensive summer internship program and enhance support for fall and spring term internships

  • Create student internship stipends to foster greater participation in internship opportunities

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase the number of students completing required career planning components of the E-Leadership Portfolio to 80% by 2015