Bart Andrus, Associate Director of Leadership Programs at Western Carolina University was selected for this award. He submitted our Leadership Institute Program as a general initiative showing the evolution of leadership studies , accompanying civic engaged projects , service learning, and the peer mentoring aspect of the program as designed from Freshman to Senior classes.
ADP contacts on campus were encouraged to nominate ADP initiatives in three categories: campus-wide, curricular and co-curricular. Campus-wide initiatives are those funded and/or generated by Academic Affairs, were open to the entire campus community and had a positive impact locally, nationally or globally. Curricular initiatives are actions for which students received course credit. Co-curricular initiatives are efforts led by campus bodies other than Academic Affairs that did not result in course credit and did not involve the entire campus, although their impact may have been felt by anyone on and off campus.
1. Faculty involvement, commitment, support
2. Well-coordinated efforts
3. Demonstration of resolve to overcome obstacles
4. Demonstration of student leadership
5. Significant social, moral or economic impact of project
6. Significance of original mission
7. Extent to which outcomes achieved or superseded goals
8. Demonstration of learning connections made by those involved
9. Originality/creativity of the project
10. Credibility boost for future American Democracy Project efforts