Leadership ELR for Your Courses

Elon offers a process through which faculty who teach courses related to leadership can apply to have the course satisfy Elon’s Leadership ELR. This designation is aimed at courses that engage students in leadership experiences and address leadership content. This designation aims to draw in students and help them gain appropriate recognition for their work. The designation yields several benefits including reduced course caps, highly motivated students, and more, described further in the application form itself.

Courses do not need to count toward the Leadership Studies Minor to apply for the Leadership ELR designation; any faculty whose course includes significant leadership-related content and activity can apply. Once granted, the Leadership ELR designation attaches to that course when taught by the submitting faculty member only (not by other faculty, unless specifically approved) for a maximum of 3 years, after which resubmission/renewal is required. Courses that are a good fit but in need of revision are sometimes approved provisionally or for a shorter initial period.

To apply, please fill out the form to apply for your course to have the Leadership ELR designation (log in with your standard Elon information; form does NOT need to be completed all in one sitting). You may also find this decision tree, “Is my course Leadership-focused, or Academic Service-Learning?” helpful.

Submissions for Spring/Summer courses are typically due very early in the Fall semester, around September 1st. Submissions for Fall/Winter courses are typically due very early in the Spring semester, around February 8th.

If you would like to learn more about leadership education before submitting a course, consider applying for the Leadership Faculty Scholars program, offered annually. This is not required. If you have questions, please contact the Faculty Fellow for Leadership (currently Raj Ghoshal, rghoshal@elon.edu)