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Leadership for Personal and Social Impact, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Leadership for Personal and Social Impact certificate provides an academic setting where students gain theoretical and practical skills with principles of self-awareness and improvement that can immediately transform personal success and performance. As students learn and apply these principles and skills they will also be provided with and create their own engaging experiences to become more active contributors and stewards across a wide range of professional, volunteer, public, and private settings in their current and future local, regional, national, and international communities. Students from any academic major or minor are encouraged to enroll in and complete this certificate. Currently, two of the courses are offered online, (SLSS 1000 and SLSS 1200) so it is possible that students may choose to take those courses online. Initially, it is anticipated that the other courses will be offered on the main campus. As interest and demand increases, the Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies will reevaluate and may offer the remaining courses online. 

  Total Program Credits: 16

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  SLSS 1200 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 3
  SLSS 2500 Leader--Strengths-Based Inner Coach  3
  SLSS 3200 Leader--Teacher and Mentor 3
  SLSS 405G Leader--Global Contributor  3
  SLSS 4800 Leader Capstone--Lifelong Change Agent 4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete 16 credits of course work.  
  2. Earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in all certificate course work with no grades lower than a C-.  
  3. Residency hours -- Minimum of 4 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
SLSS 1000 or 1200 University Student Success or 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 3
SLSS 2500 Leader: Strengths-based Inner Coach 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SLSS 3200 Leader: Teacher and Mentor 3
SLSS 405G Leader: Global Contributor 3
SLSS 4800 Leader Capstone: Lifelong Change Agent 4
  Semester total: 10
  Degree total: 16

Department

Name:

Student Leadership & Success Studies
Location: LC 407
Telephone: 801-863-8834
Email: ereid@uvu.edu
Web Address: www.uvu.edu/slss/
Chair: Chris Goslin
 
 

Student Leadership & Success Studies

  • Department Chair: Chris Goslin
  • Office: LC 407
  • Telephone: 801-863-6558
  • Email:  cgoslin@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Support: Beth Reid
  • Office: LC 407a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8834
  • Email: ereid@uvu.edu
  • Director, UVU Mentor Program: Mike Jensen
  • Office: LC 406a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7090
  • Email: jensenm@uvu.edu
  • Program Manager, UVU Mentor Program: Angus Macfarlane
  • Office: LC 406b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5436
  • Email:

The mission of the Student Leadership and Success Studies (SLSS) department is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet the challenges of college. Students may choose from a variety of SLSS courses which best fit their academic needs. Our courses help students with the preparation for the demands of college life, the selection/pursuit of major and career paths to graduation, the improvement of time management, stress management, effective library research, and the developing of essential life skills. The SLSS courses prepare students to develop and apply leadership in their lives, facilitating personal and social impact.

Programs & Degrees

The Department of Student Leadership & Success Studies values student-centered learning and focuses on assisting students exploring the direction of their academic careers, seeking flexibility in degree choices, or undertaking an enhanced college experience.

Programs Offered

  • AA in University Studies
  • AS University Studies
  • BA University Studies
  • BS University Studies

Certificates Offered

  • Leadership for Personal & Social Impact
 
 

University College

University College serves a unique role and mission within Utah Valley University. Based on a national model, the name University College signifies opportunity for student success through curricular and co-curricular offerings, academic services, and innovative programs. University College welcomes students at present levels of academic achievement and challenges them with higher expectations. The programs and departments of Literacies and Composition, Student Leadership & Success Studies, Developmental Mathematics, English Language Learning, Academic Counseling Center, Academic Standards, Writing Center, Academic Tutoring, Math Lab, and First Year Experience & Student Retention promote interdisciplinary partnerships as students transition into university academics.

  • Administrative Support: Beth Winkler
  • Office: LA 210
  • Telephone: 801-863-6712
  • Email:  beth.winkler@uvu.edu
  • Associate Dean: Deborah Marrott
  • Office: LA 210e
  • Telephone: 801-863-8823
  • Email: marrottde@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Marinda Ashman(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Utah State University.

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Renee Borns(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Public Administration, University of Central Florida; M.S., Higher Education Administration, Florida State University; Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University.

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Darin Eckton(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Teaching/Physical Education Coaching, M.S., Sociology, Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Foundations, Brigham Young University.

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Douglas Gardner(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



A.A., Psychology, Brigham Young University-Idaho; B.S., Family and Human Development, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education, California State University, Bakersfield; Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Christopher Goslin(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Department Chair



B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Southern Utah University; Ph.D., Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma.

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Michael Jensen(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Speech Communication, Utah State University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University.

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Benjamin Johnson(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., M.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education, Ph.D., Philosophy, Ohio State University

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Lisa Lambert(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Educational Psychology, M.B.A., Organizational Behavior & Strategy, Brigham Young University.

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Denise Richards(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Pacific Union College; M.O.B., Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Leadership and Organizational Change, Walden University.

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Marni Sanft(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.A., Teaching in English, Duke University.

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Stacy Waddoups(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Social Studies Composite, M.Ed., Elementary Education/Reading Specialist, Brigham Young University.

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Cynthia Wong(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.M.F.T., University of Southern California; Ed.D., Educational Psychology, University of Southern California.

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Tiffany Yoast(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., English, Utah Valley University; M.S., Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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