Evaluating Campus-wide Attitudes on Leadership
In the last few years there has been increased recognition of the role of leadership in the academic environment. Courses in leadership principles and theory are now offered in disciplines other than business administration, management, and military officer training programs such as ROTC. Furthermore, undergraduates are encouraged to become more involved in their communities and to consider the responsibilities attendant upon owning a university baccalaureate degree. Additionally, development of leadership skills is an important aspect of successful engagement in on-campus activities. The Center for Leadership Excellence at Western Kentucky University was established in part to study best practices in leadership training and to serve as a focus for the increased assimilation of these practices into all aspects of the university.