Leadership Requirement


The AGRON 105 Leadership Requirement affords the student an opportunity to practice activities that enhance the leadership and group-dynamics skills required by employers of our graduates. Students can fulfill the requirement either by participating in a leadership role or by taking a course that has the subject of leadership as one of the primary course objectives. During their college career Agronomy majors meet the requirement by doing one of the following:

  1. Being an officer in a club, student organization, or community service organization.
  2. Being a chair of two significant committees that require people management to get a job/task/objective done.
  3. Being a crew leader or section leader on a summer job, a floor president in their residence hall, or with military leadership experience, etc.
  4. Completing one of the following courses:
    • AGEDS 315
    •   Personal, Professional, and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Agriculture
    • COMST 317
    •   Small Group Communication
    • MGMT 370
    •   Management of Organizations
    • NREM 112
    •   Orientation to Learning and Productive Team Membership
    • NREM 114
    •   Developing Responsible Learners and Effective Leaders
    • PSYCH 280
    •   Social Psychology
    • SOC 305
    •   Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective

Consult your adviser to determine exactly how you will fulfill the leadership requirement. The student’s adviser will determine when the student has met the learning outcomes of Agron 105.

Students who meet the AGRON 105 Leadership requirement will exhibit:
  1. Trust in the abilities of people under their leadership by:
    1. Willingly sharing information and resources
    2. Fostering an environment of collaboration and openness and facilitating relationships with team members
    3. Using others’ abilities and expertise by structuring projects to promote a joint effort
    4. Utilizing others’ ideas, considering alternative viewpoints, and allowing others to make decisions
  2. Core values of a leader by:
    1. Articulating the mission and vision of the task
    2. Taking responsibility and accountability for outcomes they are responsible for
    3. Acting with optimism and setting positive expectations
    4. Helping others to understand their roles in the task or organization and encouraging others to accept accountability
    5. Promoting an environment of inclusiveness, accountability, truthfulness, and honesty
    6. Keeping promises and commitments and following through on all assignments
    7. Demonstrating preparedness in meetings and effectively managing time and energy for self and others