The Discover program is for novice leaders, primarily first-year students. We will introduce the Social Change Model of Leadership. This model has 7 critical values (known as the 7 C’s) which are organized into 3 categories: Individual, Group, and Community. Within the Individual category include the values of Consciousness of Self, Congruence, and Commitment. Collaboration, Common Purpose, and Controversy with Civility form the Group category. The Community group consists of Citizenship.
The Discover sections will meet for 45 minutes each week of a semester. We aim to offer multiple sections each semester. In each section, to optimize learning, we have 10-20 students, 2 staff facilitators, and 1-2 student facilitators. The curriculum teaches and gives students a chance to reflect on and practice each of the 7 Cs. Discover Base Camp exposes students to University leaders through panel sessions and culminates in a group project.