T2K Bronze Leadership Program

T2K Bronze Fall 2014

Information about the Fall 2014 T2K Bronze Leadership program can be found by clicking here.

 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 T2K Bronze Leadership Program

The Bronze Leadership Program is a first year leadership development program offered through the Center for Leadership and Service. The Transition to Kean (T2K) Bronze Leadership Program, a unique component of the Kean Leadership Institute, is a pre-orientation program offered to 50 first-year students entering Kean University, sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service. It is designed to give incoming first year students the chance to learn about the many forms of student leadership at Kean, to explore options for campus involvement, and to build connections to peers and upper-class leaders. This program focuses on individual values, consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment.

 

Community Service:

Students must complete 10 hours of service

 

Project:

Individual service hours

     

    About the Program

    The Transition to Kean (T2K) Bronze Leadership Program, a component of the Kean Leadership Institute, is a unique program available to 50 first-year students entering Kean University through collaboration between the School of General Studies and the Center for Leadership and Service. It is designed to give incoming first-year students the chance to learn about the many forms of student leadership at Kean, to explore options for campus involvement, and to build connections to peers and upper-class leaders.

    In addition to leadership development activities, the T2K Bronze Leadership Program allows its participants to be placed into special GE*1000 Transition to Kean course sections with other students who have a desire to develop their leadership abilities and serve their campus community. GE*1000 is a required 1-credit course for all first-year Kean University students that assists them in their transition to University life. Every GE*1000 course is led by an instructor with the assistance of an upper-class General Education Mentor (GEM).

    Registration into GE*1000 T2K Bronze sections is reserved for students admitted into the T2K Bronze Leadership Program. The T2K Bronze Leadership sections meet weekly during the Fall semester and students will receive a letter grade based upon the course requirements. In the spring semester, the T2K Bronze Leadership participants will meet regularly for leadership and team building activities and workshops.

    Prior to New Student Orientation, the students selected to participate in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program sections attend a three-day, two-night retreat on the Kean University campus in the residence halls. The retreat gives participants the opportunity to learn about their skills and abilities, as well as meet the other T2K Bronze students prior to the start of the fall semester.

     

    Benefits of Participation

    Through participation in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program, students will:

    • Gain and develop valuable communication, leadership, organizational and planning skills;
    • Learn about themselves and identify their strengths and weaknesses;
    • Be exposed to opportunities for involvement and leadership on campus;
    • Build connections and network with peers, faculty, staff and alumni;
    • Develop a stronger understanding of one’s talents, values and interests, especially as they relate to the capacity to provide effective leadership;
    • Receive recognition for participation through a certificate and on their Co-Curricular Transcript.

     

    T2K Bronze Pre-Orientation Retreat

    Students accepted into the T2K Bronze Leadership program are required to attend an in-residence pre-orientation retreat giving them a unique opportunity to meet the other students in the T2K Bronze Leadership program as well as Kean University staff and administrators before all other students arrive. The retreat consists of team building workshops and activities, as well as the first class of the T2K Bronze Leadership sections.

     

    Fall GE*1000 (T2K: Transition to Kean) Course

    During the fall semester, the T2K Bronze Leadership Program will meet once weekly as either GE*1000 section 12 (Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) or section 40 (Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). GE*1000 is a one-credit course where students learn about university programs/services and develop academic skills to function successfully in a university setting. GE*1000 is required for all Kean University first-year students and is a required course for graduation. Section 12 and section 40 have been designated for students in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program. In addition to covering all of the standard GE*1000 course requirements, students in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program will participate in activities and complete assignments that assist in the development of their leadership skills and abilities. The General Education Mentor (GEM), an upper-class student who assists the instructor in leading the GE*1000 course and serves as a resource and mentor to first-year students, is an experienced student leader trained in leadership development that is selected by the Center for Leadership and Service.

    At the conclusion of the fall semester, all of the students in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program as part of GE*1000 section 12 and section 40 will receive a letter grade, on a scale of “F” to “A” based upon the successful completion of the course requirements.

     

    Spring Bronze Leadership Workshops

    Following the completion of the fall semester, the T2K Bronze Leadership Program will continue to meet regularly in workshop format during the spring semester.

     

     

    Community Service Projects

    Throughout the T2K Bronze Leadership Program students will be exposed to opportunities for involvement. Students in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program are expected to participate in community service projects throughout the course of the program.

     

     

    Program Expectations

    Students that participate in the T2K Bronze Leadership Program are expected to:

    • Attend and participate in all T2K Bronze Leadership Program workshops, classes and activities including, but not limited to, the T2K Bronze Pre-Orientation Retreat, New Student Orientation, GE*1000 (Transition to Kean) classes and Spring workshops;
    • Maintain a strong academic performance of a 2.50 grade point average or higher;
    • Be free of probation with restrictions in residence, University-wide disciplinary probation or higher-level disciplinary sanctions (University-wide probation with restrictions, suspensions, or dismissals).

    For More Information About How to Apply

    For more information about how to apply, contact Sandra Espinal in the Center for Leadership and Service by calling (908) 737-5178 or emailing espinals@kean.edu.

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