Faculty, administrative staff and students are invited to propose new experiences to meet the Professional and Leadership Development requirement. Students should submit the proposal form to the Odyssey Office after it has been endorsed by the campus sponsor. New proposals are reviewed throughout the academic year. Proposals requesting funding are considered October 15 for spring projects, February 15 for summer projects, and April 15 for fall projects. Note for faculty and administrative staff: Any proposed course, module, project or activity must meet the criteria listed below.
Your proposal should explain how the experience meets the following criteria.
___ Are at least 100 hours of engagement involved?
For Leadership Development, these hours may be spread over four different commitments while at Hendrix. For Professional Development, the project may take as long as two years.
____ Is a reflective, analytical writing component involved?
____ Do you have a faculty or administrative staff member who is willing to work with you on the project?
The following checklist should help you write your proposal.
_______ Do you state whether your project will be undertaken as part of an independent study for academic credit or as an individually designed project that is independent of a course framework?
_______ Does your proposal contain a paragraph clearly describing the aim and process of your experience?
_______ Does your application explain how your project meets the criteria for Professional and Leadership Development experiences?
_______ If your project is being undertaken with other students, does your application make clear how many other people will be involved?
_______ Does your application outline the time-frame for completing your project?
_______ Does your application describe what form the reflective component of the project will take?
_______ Does your application include any funding requests?
If you are proposing a Professional Development experience:
_______Does it connect to the development or refinement of your skills related to a professional field?
_______Does it incorporate an evaluation of your values, interests, strengths, and abilities as they relate to that field?
If you are proposing a Leadership Development experience:
_______Does the experience promise to promote the development of your unique leadership style?
_______Does it also promise to enhance your awareness of group dynamics and the fulfillment of goals through engaging with a group?