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Adviser FAQ

Leadership ISU (LD ST 270)
Frequently Asked Questions by Academic Advisers 

What is the purpose of this course?

This three credit for grade course is designed to help freshmen and sophomore students (60 and fewer ISU credits) understand their own leadership style and prepare them to become leaders on and off campus. This course will provide students with an array of learning opportunities, resources, and the opportunity to work with current campus leaders. 

How do students sign up for this course?

All students need to do is enroll in the designated LD ST 270 Learning Community sections.  Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm. 

How is the course organized?

Students attend a lecture on Mondays and work in small groups called clusters on Wednesdays. These cluster groups are facilitated by two peer mentors. The class is interactive so students are expected to be present and contribute to the conversation and activities. 

Why should my students sign up for this opportunity?

This course gives students the chance to learn about leadership skills through several leadership theory models and interactive discussions.  It also helps orient them to campus through weekly speakers and other campus resources that are presented. 

What are the expectations for the class?

  • Be on time and prepared for class meetings.

  • Pay attention to classmates, guest speakers, instructors, and facilitators.

  • Listen actively and respect others when they are talking.

  • Respect individual confidentiality.

  • Actively participate – ask questions, offer feedback, and participate in discussions.

  • Complete assignments according to expectations and with clear effort. 

When will the class meet?

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm. 

Do I need an LTM for this course?

Although this class is considered part of a Learning Community, no LTM is required. 

Where can I get more information about this course?

Please refer to our website.

Who can I refer the students to for more information?

We can be reached via email at lisu@iastate.edu or 515-294-8081

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