ERIC Number: ED414840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Saint Mary's Woman: toward Intellectual Leadership.
White, Patrick E.
This two-year project at Saint Mary's College, a women's college in Notre Dame (Indiana), focused on building intellectual community and fostering student leadership skills. The study targeted two student groups: (1) students with much to contribute to the intellectual life of the college but alienated from traditional forms of leadership, and (2) students who, while comfortable in traditional leadership roles, do not think of themselves as intellectual leaders, although they have the abilities, interests, and opportunities to play that role. The project conducted workshops for student resident advisors, members of the student academic council, and student orientation leaders. It also conducted events open to all students such as the Play of the Mind Conferences, the Student/Alumnae Life of the Mind conferences, and the Life of the Mind Lectures short intellectual autobiographies given by faculty. Qualitative and survey data indicated the project succeeded in nurturing intellectual life and leadership at the college. Individual sections of the report present an executive summary; an overview of the project; and a description of the project's purpose, background and origins, specific activities, and results. Among 11 appendices are the resident advisor guide to the project, a keynote address titled "Are We having Fun Yet?" (Dorothy M. Feigl), conference agendas, listings of conference participants, and a reprint of an article on the program titled "St. Mary's College: Involving Students in Campus Culture Project" (by Kristen A. Lippert-Martin). (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Coll., Notre Dame, IN.