ERIC Number: EJ883688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 22
Student Selection Criteria in Undergraduate Leadership Education Programs
Kan, Daniel B.; Reichard, Rebecca J.
Educational Considerations, v37 n1 p56-58 Fall 2009
With the success of graduates directly influencing the college's reputation and ranking, leadership propensity should be an important selection criterion in higher education institution's undergraduate admissions processes, but is it? For most colleges and universities, selection is done through a paper application containing only a sliver of the student's academic and personal achievements. Sternberg and Grigorenko argued that if administrators in higher education wanted to maximize the chances of admitting those most likely to be the best future leaders, they must expand the range of criteria considered for college admissions, including criteria that evaluates aspects of leadership potential such as measures of social skills and motivation which better predict student outcomes of undergraduate leadership education programs. In this article, the authors discuss criteria for selection of potential leaders for admission into college and undergraduate leadership programs.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Aptitude, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Nature Nurture Controversy, Leadership Qualities, Undergraduate Study, Leadership Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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