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Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice
Wednesday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CON04.01 - 3M National Student Fellowship - Describing processes that nurture a culture of student educational leadership in post secondary institutions

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This past year, I actively engaged in processes at my home university to encourage colleagues and students to get involved in the 3MNSF program: both as applicants and as professionals/practitioners who can finesse the institutional processes to make it possible for students to see themselves as potential candidates. Nurturing student leadership is not unique to the 3MNSF program. Chickering’s early work (1969) proposed guidelines, of a sort, for the environments and processes that contribute to leadership development in students. Kolb (1984) and, more recently, Komives, et al (2011) have also suggested ongoing considerations that make it more likely for students not only to see themselves as leaders, but also to seek out courses and learning /mentoring experiences that explicitly teach and value this aspect of learning in the post-secondary context. This session will describe the actions taken at one institution to nurture a culture of student educational leadership and invites participants to describe the processes that are enacted at their institutions. Small group description and discussion and large group consolidation of patterns and salient features will allow us to formulate suggestions applicable for colleagues ready to begin this process and colleagues ready to refine their existing processes.

Paolo Freire (1970) cautions that “it is not our role to speak to the people about our view of the world, nor to attempt to impose that view on them, but rather to dialogue with the people about their view and ours” (p. 96). This session hopes to enact this sentiment.


Chickering, A.W. (1969) Education and Identity. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

Freire, P. (1970) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Seabury Press

Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall

Komives, S.R., Dugan, J.P., Owen, J.E., Slack, C., and Wagner, W. (Eds) (2011) The Handbook for Student Leadership Development. San Francisco: Jossey Bass



Wednesday June 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bayshore Salon ABC

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