With today's announcement that the MSL will return in 2019 (and annually thereafter), I thought it would be a good time to raise some issues that the MSL Study Team has been working on. This is not intended as an in-depth exploration of these topics -- we will try to address each in coming posts -- rather, we offer it today as a laundry list of what the future of the MSL holds…
Today we bring you a guest post from two MSL affiliated researchers and student affairs professionals Christian Hightower and Patrick Randolph. This is longer than a usual Leadership Thoughts post, but we believe that it will be well worth the read. Enjoy... <<MORE>>
This week, we add a new podcast to our Leadership Thoughts series, Josie and the Podcast. Dr. Josie Ahlquist connects tech and leadership in higher education. Her guest this episode is Dr. John Dugan, the MSL Principal Investigator. In this episode, John and Josie discuss how social media and technology are woven into every aspect of a student’s life, and the need to help engage with these tools. John discusses new questions being added to the MSL about the use of technology... <<MORE>>
While Susan Komives may have retired from teaching and stepped down from her role as PI in the MSL, she continues to advance leadership scholarship and build the case for evidence-based practice through many channels, including the editorship of New Directions for Student Leadership and by joining Myles Surrett for a special Q & A episode.
There’s something for everyone in this installment... <<MORE>>
Over the past five episodes, we’ve really gotten to know author John Dugan and many of the contributors to Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives. John and host Myles Surrett take us on a journey of reflecting on critical perspectives and implications for leadership education.
Myles discusses the dominant norm in leadership education, where “we default to the assumption of shared understanding”. He draws a parallel to Robert Putnam’s book, Our Kids, where one working-class interviewee professed: “Your then was not my then, and your now isn’t even my now.”
John discusses the reality, pain, and privilege... <<MORE>>
In the penultimate NASPA Leadership Podcast focusing on Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives, Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, Executive Director of Campus Inclusion and Community at Northwestern University, joins John Dugan and host Myles Surrett to discuss co-curricular applications of the new book and facilitator’s guide.
You won’t come away from this podcast with step-by-step instructions on running a session with your staff; Lesley-Ann, John, and Myles give us so much more. <<MORE>>
In episode 4 of the podcast series discussing Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives, Natasha Turman and Amy Barnes, authors of the Facilitator’s Guide, discuss development of the activities and how the guide disrupts normative leadership theory and interrupts biases through critical self-reflection.
The facilitator’s guide evolved... <<MORE>>
The “heart and soul” of John Dugan’s new book, Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives, is the counter-narratives found at the end of each chapter. Illustrating leadership research and theories in real life, the counter-narratives serve to amplify voices and stories that are often left at the margins.
Myles states that the counter-narratives are one of the many things that make this book worthwhile and... <<MORE>>
Ana Rossetti and John Dugan discuss curricular applications of Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives.
Ana piloted the book and facilitator’s manual in her class “Foundations of Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership” at Loyola University. Calling it an “essential and treasured resource”, Ana appreciates the clearly defined learning objectives... <<MORE>>
NASPA Leadership Podcast, hosted by Myles Surrett
Episode 23: Cultivating Critical Perspectives Part 1: Introduction with John Dugan
Myles sits down with John Dugan to discuss his new book, Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives. This first podcast of the series introduces the concepts and themes found in the book, and describes the process of developing the book and material.
In true critical perspectives fashion, even the style of the book is disruptive... <<MORE>>
Readers of Leadership Thoughts have seen several quick summaries of podcasts where Myles Surrett interviews professionals in the field of college student leadership development. We have highlighted four key individuals in this blog -- all of whom have had key roles in some way in the development of the MSL.
Myles and the NASPA Leadership Podcast are now embarking on a journey through a new 6-part series...
Yet another great review with a researcher in the field of college student leadership development is highlighted in this next podcast from the NASPA Student Leadership Podcast, hosted by Myles Surrett. In Episode 17, Myles interviews Julie Owen, an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Integrative Studies at New Century College, George Mason University and a project consultant for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL).
Julie’s discussion with Myles centered around the current state of collegiate student leadership development and the third wave that we are now embarking upon...
In our third review from key episodes from the NASPA Student Leadership Podcast, hosted by Myles Surrett - it is time to turn to Susan Komives, Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland and project consultant for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL).
Susan reflects on a pathbreaking career in student leadership development and predicts future trends in the field...
2016 was the 20th anniversary of the Social Change Model (SCM). In this episode, Wendy Wagner, faculty member at George Washington University in the Human Services and Social Justice Program, discusses why the SCM is still the dominant model for student leadership development.
According to Wendy...
In episode 8, Myles chats with MSL co-creator and Principal Investigator, John Dugan. We learn that John spent last summer in Rome in a former nunnery, uses consumer tweeting to great effect, and has been dubbed a “pracademic” – driven by the practical questions that relate back to his work.
One of the highlights for John of running the MSL...