July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Continuing Professional Development
Demographic Leadership – A First of its Kind Diversity Leadership Online Course in a Tier-1 University Doctorate Degree Program
This first course in demographic leadership at a tier 1 university was premised on years of research, practice, and scholarship. Scholarship asking the question “Why don’t you like me?”.
Why don’t you like me, as a research question, is not about the author(s) individually, but about each of us as individuals. It is about all of us. The question is why don’t others like us, or why don’t we like others?
The premise for this discussion resides in understanding; understanding who we are personally and why others may cause us to feel uneasy, fearful or any similarly negative responses.
The demographic leadership course, and its subsequent description in this paper, heightens awareness to the changing face of our Nation. It addresses three major shifts happening right now, and as far into the future as we can see. This paper addresses topics tightly coupled to these three major shifts; namely, (1) the changing racial and ethnic face of our Nation, (2) the shortage of younger individuals to backfill our society, and, (3) the rapidly aging of massive numbers within our society.
This paper details the decisions attendant to the many facets of demographics, and more specifically cultural diversity. These many facets are the premise for this first online course curriculum.
This paper will detail the decisions in designing this course. It will examine and articulate the many meaningful, cross-demographic cohort discussions and agreed to topics. The curriculum, in the final analysis, was designed to heighten awareness to the many tightly integrated cultural issues of today.
Springer, M. L., & Newton, K. (2021, July), Demographic Leadership: A First-of-Its-Kind Diversity Leadership Online Course in a Tier-1 University Doctorate Degree Program Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36899
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