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Adviser FAQ

Leadership ISU (LD ST 270)
Frequently Asked Questions by Academic Advisers 

What is the purpose of this course?

This three credit for grade course is designed to help first-year and transfer students (although open to all students) understand their own leadership style and prepare them to become leaders on and off campus. This course will provide students with an array of learning opportunities, resources, and the opportunity to work with current campus leaders. 

How do students sign up for this course?

All students need to do is enroll in LD ST 270 Campus Leadership Development.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50 am. 

How is the course organized?

The class is designed to be a blend of large group activities/lecture and small group discussion.These small groups are facilitated by two peer mentors. The class is interactive so students are expected to be present and contribute to the conversation and activities. 

Why should my students sign up for this opportunity?

This course gives students the chance to learn about leadership skills through several leadership theory models and interactive discussions.  It also helps orient them to campus through weekly speakers and other campus resources that are presented. 

This course and learning community is a great fit for students who:

  • were involved in high school activities (student councils, volunteerism, athletic programs, music, etc.)

  • transferred in significant credits and are looking at curriculum that can offset enrollment in sophomore and higher course loads

  • have not fully decided on a major, but want to belong to a learning community

  • want to add the Leadership Studies Program minor or certificate

  • are interested in getting involved on campus

What are the expectations for the class?

  • Be on time and prepared for class meetings.

  • Pay attention to classmates, guest speakers, instructors, and facilitators.

  • Listen actively and respect others when they are talking.

  • Respect individual confidentiality.

  • Actively participate – ask questions, offer feedback, and participate in discussions.

  • Complete assignments according to expectations and with clear effort. 

When will the class meet?

The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50 am. 

Where can I get more information about this course?

Please refer to our website.

Who can I refer the students to for more information?

We can be reached via email at or 515-294-4354. 

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