Systems Thinking Applied for Constant Program Improvement
High quality programs utilized systems thinking for constant program improvement. The programs were consistently acting on research about learning, program development, and leadership and conducting their own studies for assessment purposes. Programs were continually innovating and implementing new features.
Actions. Stakeholders bring the systems thinking applied for constant program improvement attribute to practice in programs through two important actions. First, programs are developed utilizing current leadership, student development, leadership development, curriculum, teaching & learning, quality program development, and education research and models. Second, program improvement is continual and both practitioner and student led, involving multiple assessment and feedback systems.
Effects on students. Participants are impacted by systems thinking applied for constant program improvement in two ways. First, students gain a scholarly, research grounded perspective on leadership that they apply personally and incorporate the models into their leadership practice. Second, students’ concept of self and leadership identity development is advanced through program alignment with the students’ development and program standards to uphold.