To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled.
The Rural Leadership minor includes an in-depth consideration of the challenges and opportunities inherent to rural and regional contexts, and focuses on developing significant and substantial knowledge, understanding and expertise for proactive leadership in rural and regional contexts. It is designed so that the topics students take are focused on leadership skills in the context of community innovation in the emerging world of rapid change and hyper-connectivity.
The minor aims to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the challenges, opportunities and complexities of leadership in rural and remote contexts with a particular focus on supporting education in rural and remote communities
- provide knowledge, skills and dispositions for pro-active, innovative and relational leadership which builds teams
- provide knowledge and skills for governing in diverse communities
On completion students will be able to:
- demonstrate significant and relevant knowledge about rural and remote contexts
- make informed decisions from a range of approaches and models for leadership in rural and remote contexts
- analyse the historical and current contextual factors influencing rural education and respond to current research and scholarship related to leading in rural and regional contexts
Program of study
To qualify for the minor in Rural Leadership, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below. Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
18 units comprising:
EDUC9609 Leadership and Management in Rural Contexts (4.5 units)
EDUC9610 Developing People in Organisations (4.5 units)
EDUC9611 Managing Innovation in Organisations (4.5 units)
EDUC9617 Education Governance (4.5 units)