GEN ST 348 / 349:
Instructors & Collaborators
Community Engagement Coordinator
Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
The Pipeline Project
VISTA Engagement Coordinator
For general course communication,
Winter 2012: GEN ST 348: "Community-based Leadership"
Tuesdays 4:30-6:20pm, 3 credits
Community-based Leadership is a three-credit course that will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore what it means to be civically engaged. Students will reflect on their service experiences through the lens of several leadership theories, develop skills for working in community, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. Students will think critically about the issues facing society today and how to make these issues personally meaningful. The course will draw heavily on students' involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals. Students will be required to engage in 20-40 hours of service in the community throughout Winter Quarter.
The learning objectives for each student to achieve by the completion of this course are:
- To critically examine the motivations and impacts of service
- To develop skills for working effectively in community
- To increase knowledge and understanding of social issues affecting our local communities
- To understand several leadership theories in relation to community-based work
- To gain first-hand experience in a direct service role in community
- To articulate why community involvement can be valuable in one’s education
GEN ST 348 Reading Packet
Catalyst CollectIt course dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/franlo/19206
Spring 2010: GEN ST 349: "Community-based Leadership and Digital Storytelling"
Meets Thursdays 4:30pm-6:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 206, 2 credits (CR/NC)
Are you engaged in your local community? What does community leadership look like to you? Are you interested in telling a story through film?
For those who have been involved in community work (volunteering, tutoring, political activism, advocating for a cause, dialog, philanthropy...), this course will ask students to answer the question: “What is Community-based Leadership?” using the teaching & learning method of Digital Storytelling. Students will work in teams of three to create a short video (under 10 minutes) that reflects their ideas about Community-based Leadership, documenting examples of local community leadership or sharing ways that others can get involved.
Definitions of Community-based Leadership will be explored through in-class discussion, a guest panel, and storyboard development. The elements of effective Digital Storytelling will also be examined, including the critique of examples and hands-on learning of technical skills. The course will conclude with a public viewing, in addition to a final written review of the film’s process and learning outcomes.
Filming and editing experience is a plus, but not required, as we will be covering basic filming & editing. Flip Video Cameras and Editing Stations with iMovie will be provided. This is a great chance to build your skills and the final product could be added to a portfolio of your work.
Designed to support the growth of Undergraduate students who are interested in working in the community, developing leadership skills, and connecting with other student leaders, this course is open to all students and a requirment for students receiving Carlson Center Civic Fellowship awards.
The course will offer you the opportunity to explore these three questions:
Who am I? Who am I as a leader? and What is my role in community?
To answer these questions, we’ll engage in skill development workshops, research on social issues, guest speaker presentations, reflection on theoretical models, and dialog among participants. The course will draw heavily on your community experiences and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and your future academic/career goals.
For a PDF copy of the course syllabus, including Course Description and Goals, Expectations, Assignments, and Schedule:
Course Reading Assignments / Resources
There are no required text books for this course, however, students should plan to set aside approximately a half-hour of time each week for reading assignments related to the course discussions.
WINTER QUARTER 2010
Six 1-2 page journal entry papers will be due throughout the quarter, prompts will be given in class. Also a final "Personal Philosophy of Leadership" paper will be due on March 11th.
"Among Privileged Classmates, Im an Outside by Bobby Allyn"
Diversity in Academe, October 11, 2009
Journal Writing Assignment #1: Choose a excerpt or quote or short reading that you feel represents or had a significant influence on your own philosophy of leadership. Please share what you chose (or at least a short section of it), why you chose it, and if you were to lead a socratic seminar discussion on it - what interpretive & evaluative question would ask? (six 1-2 page, 12-pt font, single-spaced, 1” margin) *This could be anything from a classical philosopher like Plato or Lao-Tzu, to a modern leadership writer like Stephan Covey or Warren Bennis, to an inspirational leader like Martin Luther King Jr. or Ghandi, or a faith-oriented work like the Bible or the Sutras or the Vedas, or more subject specific like Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" or Dr. Suess' "Oh the places you'll go." Whatever really speaks to YOU and who YOU are as a leader.
Journal Writing Assignment #2: How does your personal identity influence the way you think about leadership? What aspects of your identity have been most influential in shaping the way you think about leadership? (cultural, class, gender, racial, ethnic, age, sexual orientation, geographic, etc.)
Journal Writing Assignment #3:
Collect It Site for course assigned readings & response papers (pre-class):
See GoPost for assigned reflections (post-class):
April 6th Sustainability Panel: Norma sent the following resources to support our talk...
* Balancing Task and Team Functions
* A Survival Guide for Leaders by Heifetz and Linsky
(these are the same authors as the "Leadership on the Line" book mentioned in class)
* Stages of Change Management
A suggested book from Maia related to our discussion:
"The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex"
by Andrea Smith
WINTER QUARTER 2009
January 12: Principles of Partnership (as developed by CCPH)
Principles of Partnership with notes from class discussion
January 26: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Complete the MBTI at: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
Review this presentation by JoAnn Hogue to better understand how this can be useful:
Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Powerpoint)
Overview of the 16 Myers-Briggs Types (Word Doc)
February 2 (section A only): Group Decision Making, Project Planning, & Time Management
Group Decision Making Methods (link to more info)
Fist-of-Five Consensus Building Tool (link)
3 Keys to Time Mgmt: Quarterly, Weekly, & Daily Planning (link to more info)
Backwards Planning Form (Blank, 11"x17")
Time Management Tips
SMART Goals (link to more info)
Ratnesh teaches a full course this Spring on Intergroup Dialogue:
SOC WF 215 Intergroup Dialogues (3 credits)
Explores issues of social identities, differences, and inequalities to build understanding, skills, and values for bringing about greater social justice using dialogic communication.
February 23 & March 9: Power, Privilege & Difference with Jeff Birdsall
Workshop Reading Packet
For information regarding Fellowships and Awards offered through the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, please visit the Fellowships portion of our website. For information on opportunities to serve our community, please visit the Get Involved section of our website.
To learn more about the community work being completed by students in the Community-based Learning course, please join us at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership.
To offer financial support to service fellowships hosted by the Carlson Center, please visit the Support section of our website.
*Carlson Civic Fellows TimeLog (this log is specifically for Carlson Fellows)
Gen St 348 - Community-based Leadership 2-credits
Open to all students, regardless of your area of academic study, this course is designed to support the growth of undergraduates interested in working in the community, developing leadership skills, and connecting with other student leaders.
The course will offer you the opportunity to explore these three questions:
Who am I? Who am I as a leader? and What is my role in community? To answer these questions, we’ll engage in skill development workshops, research on social issues, guest speaker presentations, reflection on theoretical models, and dialog among participants.
Interested? Fill out the online survey!
updated Sept 20, 2010