The Leadership Communication program promotes leadership communication competencies, self-confidence, ethical character, and service to others.
Each course in the program involves a hands-on learning activity which empowers students to apply leadership characteristics in University projects and activities, professional environments, or service-learning work in the community. Students completing the Leadership Communication Minor will also earn their Service Learning Certification. Communication Arts majors may not earn this minor.
What students can expect from us
The faculty and staff in the Department of Communication Arts are here to provide you the instructional material and guidance to master your chosen field of study. It is, indeed, a partnership, and students should know what to expect from faculty. You can expect experienced, professional teachers with high standards who are:
- Demanding, knowledgeable and skilled, dedicated to excellence in a creative environment,
- Honest, helpful and sincerely interested in your success,
- fair, easily accessible and respectful,
- organized, prepared and willing to listen,
- hard workers who return assignments on a timely basis, and
- willing to work hard on your behalf while fostering intellectual curiosity.
What faculty expects of students
Students enter our program seeking the knowledge on which to build a career, choosing courses and teachers that meet their needs. In that regard, this is a partnership, and the faculty has certain expectations of students who enter our classrooms. We expect sincere, energetic students who are:
- open minded, actively engaged, and intellectually curious,
- willing to work hard, meet deadlines and strive for accuracy,
- attentive, highly focused and ready to solve problems,
- honest, professional and courteous,
- good listeners, team players loyal to academic integrity, and
- able to accept constructive criticism as a necessary component of human and professional development