RISE (Reflection, Integrity and Skill-Building to Elevate students)
As part of Moravian’s ELEVATE program, through Reflection, Integrity and Skill-Building to Elevate students in their Teamwork and Leadership (TW&L) Abilities, RISE will be a four-phase experience that impacts and empowers undergraduate students to more fully realize their potential to transform their communities and the world. A period of unstructured exploration of opportunities to be involved and engaged at Moravian University will be coupled with access to and check points with each student’s Career Development Strategist.
Two quarter-unit hybrid academic courses will take students on a journey into teamwork and leadership in a liberal arts context, and explore their knowledge and insights through team experiences and actual leadership positions within the campus community. A final course will have students: a) working within their cohort teams in collaboration with one of Moravian’s Community Partners to impact positive change, and b) individually craft their “Personal Compass” to layout their future goals and plans to create good within their communities through their anticipated roles.
TWL 110.1 Explore and Discover What You Have to Offer. This course will focus on meditations on personal values, the virtues of integrity, service to others, and more - to help better form one’s identity and commitments relative to teamwork and leadership. Self assessments and reflection exercises will guide students as they engage with a variety of teamwork and leadership models and concepts introduced via modules created by faculty from a variety of disciplines. Students will take a broad-based journey to better understand and see themselves as team members and leaders through the lens and framework of the liberal arts. Prerequisite: students will have to show that they have been active members in at least two student groups/organizations/teams/ extracurricular, and are current active members, at the time of registration, in one of them.
TWL 115.1 Ascending Pathways Toward your Potential. Prerequisite: TWL 110.1 and placement in a formal leadership role position that is connected to a team context. This will be overseen and validated by the RISE Director.
TWL 120.2 Peak Experiences: Community Impact and Personal Compass. The dual objective of the final RISE course will require students to: a) work within a cohort team context and in collaboration with one of Moravian’s Community Partners to impact positive change, and b) individually craft their “Personal Compass” a written proposal outlining the individual’s future goals and plans to create good within their communities through their anticipated roles. Both the Team Project and Individuals’ “Personal Compass” documents will be presented at the Moravian University TW&L Forum. Prerequisites: TWL 110.1 & TWL 115.1.