Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

While college student leadership is well studied, the faculty’s role in developing student leaders is an area that is underexplored. Twenty students joined eleven members of a faculty learning community (FLC) in a mid-sized college to discuss their perspectives on student leadership. The FLC members/researchers used semi-structured focus group interviews and a phenomenological approach to identify traits of student leaders and to explore opportunities colleges can offer to promote students’ growth as leaders. Using thematic analysis, this study discusses the ways colleges can use FLCs as a platform to facilitate student leadership effectively.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Mountain Rise: the International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 1-18. DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.1234/mr.v8i2.250.

Publisher Statement

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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