Leadership Studies Advisory Board


Areas of Committee Concern

The Leadership Studies Advisory Board is concerned with all aspects of academic curriculum for the Leadership Studies minor.


The total number of members is 13 and each voting member has one equal vote. Each member holds either a formal university position or represents a particular community body. The specific composition of the board is as follows:

  • Coordinator of the Leadership Studies minor, Chair
  • Coordinator of Leadership Prize
  • Faculty Leadership Fellow
  • Director of the Center for Leadership, ex-officio
  • Five members of the teaching faculty appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Chair. Each undergraduate school (College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Communications, and Love School of Business) have a representative member; the remaining member is at-large. Preference for membership selection will be given to faculty members who teach in the Leadership Studies minor and or served as Faculty Leadership Scholars.
  • Two Leadership Studies minor students, (one Leadership Fellow and one non Leadership Fellow), each appointed to a two-year term by the Chair
  • One staff member, ex-officio, to be appointed to a three-year term by the Chair
  • One external expert, ex-officio, (academic or applied), on leadership studies

Policies and Procedures

  • The committee meets at least once per semester to review the state of the Leadership Studies minor and discuss plans for the future.
  • The committee conducts ongoing business and addresses concerns (including voting) as they arise via online meetings as appropriate.
  • A quorum shall consist of the Chair and four voting members.


  • To advise the Coordinator of the Leadership Studies minor in developing, reviewing, and strengthening the Leadership Studies minor curriculum. (**see Note below)
  • To advise the Coordinator of the Leadership Studies minor in planning course offerings in Leadership Studies for upcoming semesters.
  • To evaluate course proposals for Leadership Studies minor courses and designate those that will carry academic (LED) credit.
  • To assist in determining appeals for courses to substitute for or count as Leadership Studies required or elective courses.
  • To recruit faculty members to teach LED 210: Foundations of Leadership Studies.
  • To recruit faculty members to develop new Leadership Studies minor elective courses and to provide them support in the design and proposal process.
  • To assist in the marketing and communication of the Leadership Studies minor.
  • To stay abreast of and support activities in the Center for Leadership and attend formal functions at the Center as able.
  • To assist in interviewing Leadership Fellows applicants during Fellows Weekend.

**note: The Leadership Studies minor is permanently housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and curricular changes are approved by the Social & Behavioral Science Divisional Curriculum Committee.

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