Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
Leadership Studies Program Mission & Vision
Morehouse College has been producing ‘outstanding leaders for more than 150 years’ and needs to continue doing so over the course of the next 150 years. The legendary educator, the schoolmaster of the movement, Benjamin E. Mays stated:
It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College, for any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates — but rather honest men, men who can be trusted in public and private life — men who are sensitive to the wrongs, the sufferings, and the injustices of society and who are willing to accept responsibility for correcting those ills.
Similar to Mays, Thurman’s ideal of socio-ethical leadership begins and ends with questions of character. But from beginning to end, this model of leadership is less about self-preservation than other-preservation, a value system preoccupied less with I than Thou. The pedagogical model at Morehouse emphasizes intellectual curiosity. The Leadership Studies Program at Morehouse is more about the lingering questions than textbook definitions and quick answers. It is an academic program that inspires curiosity, patience, and sacrifice.
A Social Justice and Service-Oriented Leadership Studies Program for Morehouse College
The program will provide institutional leadership for the integration of Leadership Studies learning outcomes into the General Education curriculum and the curricula of the majors and minors.
The Program will implement an academic minor open to all students and that is required for Social Justice Fellows.
Leadership Studies Minor - LEARNING OUTCOMES
o Evaluate major theories and models of leadership and their implications;
o Demonstrate an understanding of the history and strategies of leaders, especially Black leaders, internationally and domestically, in challenging injustice;
o Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and accept6 responsibility for correcting societal inequities;
o Create and implement a vision and practice leadership that builds on core ethical principles and values; and
o Serve as a positive change agent who addresses pressing social problems, global or local
PROBLEM and SOLUTION-BASED PROGRAMMING and a PURPOSE-DRIVEN CURRICULUM:
a) Leadership Studies Curriculum embedded in Morehouse College General Education
◦Required Leadership curriculum in Gen Ed coursework
◦Integration of leadership experiences into First Year Experience; including Crown Forum & Service-learning experiences, Coursework, and Freshman Orientation
b) Leadership Studies Minor designed to achieve higher order learning outcomes
c) Leadership Studies curriculum integration into the majors and minors
d) Social Justice Fellows Program - Social Justice Activists in Training/Trainers
◦Complete Leadership Studies Minor
◦Engage in required service/training activities
◦In conjunction with faculty, implement training for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students (World College), scholars’ training, community partners, and international institutions