Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy

The Fourth Year

PURPOSE 

The focus of the fourth year is dedicated to scholars assuming greater responsibility for their learning while preparing for their post-college experiences. A capstone presentation punctuates the end of the fourth year. Additionally, students plan the annual retreat and devise their own community service project. Goals for fourth year scholars are:

  • Develop a plan for post-graduation
  • Continue leadership in a student organization(s) while mentoring new leaders
  • Provide closure to the PLA experience
  • Develop and implement projects
  • Articulate the value of faculty/scholar interaction

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Cohort meetings – transitional issues, reflection and assessment
  • Planning and executing group community service project
  • Planning and executing annual retreat
  • Planning and executing the senior colloquium

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop a plan for postgraduate experience
  • Demonstrate ability to link knowledge with values
  • Demonstrate ability to link academic and life experiences
  • Articulate tenets of various leadership theories
  • Discuss a significant relationship with a faculty and a staff member

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