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“”The Social Responsibilities of Leadership”" seminar

GateWay Community College - AZ, Arizona
President: Phil D. Randolph

The Social Responsibilities of Leadership Seminar was developed by the GWCC Service-Learning Committee as a vehicle to foster leadership in our students. The Committee is made up of at least one faculty member from each instructional division and co-chaired by a faculty member and the Director of Community Partnership Programs and is charged with overseeing service-learning projects and activities on our campus. The seminar, which is conducted each spring semester, is an all campus event. Faculty are asked to nominate students from their divisions. Students, usually 50-60 in number, are then invited to participate in a one-day seminar focusing on the characteristics and types of leadership, the responsibilities of leadership, and the ethics of leadership as related to citizenship. As a follow-up activity, participating students (with guidance from their nominating faculty) develop and carry out a service-learning project. Ideally, they will recruit additional students from their discipline to join them in the activity. Students are permitted to expand an already existing service-learning activity. Students must also participate in at least one interdisciplinary reflection session.

Contact person: Michele Bush, michele.bush {at} gwmail.maricopa(.)edu


Much of my work in service-learning and community engagement has come as a result of the many excellent resources and materials generated by Campus Compact. When I first became the Founding Director of CSUSB's CUP [Community-University Partnership Institute], I relied almost exclusively on the resources of Campus Compact in designing, planning, and implementing our actions."

-Richard M. Eberst, CSU-San Bernardino