Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-22
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 27, 2017
Date of Second Reading: January 29, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – Dean’s Office - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate - Cross-Sector Leadership
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: As the Public Service Academy is the first undergraduate program in the nation to advance the concept of cross-sector collaboration to students from any and all disciplines, the certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership provides a comprehensive overview of leading solutions to complex social challenges by integrating the public, private, nonprofit and military sectors. Students engage in systems-thinking around real-world challenges faced by local and global communities, explore the diverse characteristics and motives of each sector in engaging in cross-sector collaborations and master processes to formalize such partnerships across the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Students gain dynamic leadership skills, such as leading change across and beyond organizations, and experience approaches to solving community challenges, such as human-centered design and social entrepreneurship. Students end the program with a thesis or applied project that integrates the theories, procedures and concepts learned in certificate courses with experiences from the students' internships in each sector.