Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

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Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Honors Interdisclipinary

Advisor(s)

Robert Kolodinsky

Michael McCleve

Lori Pyle

Abstract

In the 2016-2017 school year, James Madison University's Dux Leadership Center in collaboration with the Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning In Action program created the On the Road for Change Alternative Spring Break Program. This innovative experience focused on growing ethical leadership skills within 15 student participants through six workshops, an alternative break and a re-orientation session. In order to understand if this program was successful in helping students become better ethical leaders, an in-depth assessment program was implemented including learning objectives, pre and post tests, journal entries and interviews.

This thesis expands upon the creation, content included, results of and overall effectiveness of the "On the Road for Change" program. Through examination of the gathered data, the researcher found that almost all learning objectives were met in the 2016-2017 iteration of the program. The researcher also noted places where improvements can be made, and makes several recommendations on how to implement the program more effectively in future years.

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