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Citation for Achievement in College Leadership

The Citation for Achievement in College Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through “leadership experiences” that combine specific academic study with a related practical application. Upon graduation, students successfully completing the Citation for Achievement in College Leadership receive a special notation on their official transcript and a certificate of recognition.

Citation Requirements

Students interested in the citation need to successfully complete at least three different leadership experiences from the approved list on the reverse. Each leadership experience has two components:

  1. An academic course (two-credit minimum) designed to prepare students for specific leadership work.
    NOTE: In the case of CAS 355, students must complete an additional one-credit related independent study.
  2. A related, supervised leadership practicum that implements ideas from the preparatory course.

The Citation for Achievement in College Leadership is administered through the College Center for Advising Services. Students who plan to enroll in the program should use the online registration form on the CCAS website. Students should meet with an advisor in Advising Services no later than the spring of their junior year to review and submit the registration form.

Students can request an alternative leadership experience that meets the requirements above by preparing a detailed proposal to the Leadership Citation Committee. This should be done in consultation with a faculty supervisor and an appropriate advisor in the Center for Advising Services.


  • Joseph P. Dinnocenzo, Professor of Chemistry and Committee Chair
  • Deborah Rossen-Knill, Associate Professor, Director of the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program
  • Vicki Roth, Assistant Dean of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Currently Approved Leadership Experiences
(Academic Courses and Related Practicums)
CAS 352: Issues in Study Group Leadership (2 credits)Workshop Leader in CHM 132, 203, 171Q, 172Q, 251
Workshop Leader in BIO 110, 112; BCH 250; CSC 170, CSC 171; EES 101; ECE 210; ECO 236; MTH 165
CAS 355: Group Leadership Seminar (1 credit) Must be supplemented by 1 credit of Independent Study.Workshop Leader in CSC 172; CHM 132, 204, 210 Practicum courses noted in above section may also be used with CAS 355
CAS 351: Leadership in the College Community (1 credit) and CAS 353: (prior to fall 2016), Leadership in the College Community II (1 credit) or CAS 356: (beginning fall 2016) must be taken in addition to CAS 351.Resident Advisor
CAS 358: Leader to Leader (2 credits)Supervised Leadership
HLS/PH 216: Peer Health Advocacy I (4 credits)Health Advocate
PHY 386: Teaching Internship I, Pedagogy TrainingWorkshop Leader in PHY 113, 122, 141, 142, AST 111
PHY 387: Teaching Internship II, Pedagogy and Group InternshipWorkshop Leader in PHY 114, 121, 143, AST 142
PHY 390A: (PHY 386 and 387 are pre-requisites)Advanced Supervised Teaching
PSY 301W: Teaching Psychology (6 credits)[PSY 301W]
WRT 245: Advanced Writing and Peer Tutoring (4 credits)Writing Fellow
WRT 246: Spoken Communication and Peer Tutoring (2 credits)Speaking Fellow
WRT 247: Spoken Communication and Peer Tutoring (4 credits)Speaking Fellow
Registration Form