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 Compass Program 

 

SPOTLIGHT

ACTION 
Develop a student leadership certification process to ensure that all students meet basic competencies in leadership skills and to provide advanced certification for those who choose to pursue additional experience. (SL)

MEASURE 
Increase number of students participating in the advanced leadership certification process.

BASELINE 
Certification process does not exist.
(Fall 2003)

UPDATE   
Leadership collaborative team consisting of faculty, staff, and student representatives met regularly to identify leadership competencies and design a certification program for implementation.
(Fall 2004)
 
UPDATE  
Five students were matched with 5 faculty/staff mentors to begin the Advanced Leadership Certification program.
(Fall 2005)

UPDATE 
One of five students completed the Advanced Leadership Certification program prior to the end of the spring 2007 semester.  A leadership certification process is developed for implementation in a collaborative effort between the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and the FYRST seminar program. Beginning in August 2007 students can achieve certification at varying levels: leadership, emerging leadership, and advanced leadership.
(Spring 2007)
 
UPDATE  
The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership launched the leadership certification program, Compass Leadership Program, with 478 students enrolled for initial year (6.3% of the 7585 undergraduate population), 336 students received Level 1 certification, 13 students received Level 2 certification, 4 students were paired with a faculty/staff mentor and received Level 3 certification. Ten sections of the FYRST Seminar collaborated with the Compass Leadership Program and enrolled 248 students in Level 1; 191 FYRST Seminar students completed the requirements and received Level 1 certification.
 
(Spring 2008)

UPDATE  
Currently, 1168 students are enrolled in the Compass Leadership Program (15.2% of the undergraduate population), a 9% increase from last year.  835 received Level 1 Certification, 336 received Level 1 certification in 2008; 33 students received Level 2 Certification, 13 students received Level 2 Certification in 2008; 8 students were paired with faculty/staff mentors and received Level 3 certification compared with 4 students last year. 
(Spring 2009)

UPDATE  
Currently, 1928 students are enrolled in the Compass Leadership Program (22% of the undergraduate population), which is a 6.8% increase from last year.  850 students received Level 1 Certification, compared to 835 last year; 56 students received Level 2 Certification, compared to 33 last year; 12 students were paired with faculty/staff mentors and received Level 3 certification compared with 8 students last year. 
(Spring 2010)

UPDATE 
Currently, 2,247 students are enrolled in the Compass Leadership Program (27.9% of the undergraduate population), which  is a 6% increase from last year.  991 students received Level 1 Certification, compared to 850 last year; 173 students received Level 2 Certification, compared to 56 last year; 14 students were paired with faculty/staff mentors and received Level 3 certification compared with 12 students last year. (Spring 2011)