Key Plus Tracks

KEY PLUS TRACK OPTIONS

  • This Key Plus track is unlike any other!
  • Develop relationships with Key Plus Faculty:
      • Students register for one of six, 1-credit Key Leadership classes.
  • The most flexible living option: live off campus or get priority access to live in a Key Plus designated room on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470).
  • Attend all of our Key Plus “Signature Events”: Key Plus Orientation, Key Plus Etiquette Dinner (a networking event), Spring Welcome Back (a career development event), Key Plus Closing Celebration.
  • Meet with your Leadership Coach 3 times a semester.
  • LEADS (Leaders Engaging in Academics, Diversity and Service)
      • Complete 20 hours of “Leadership Hours” per semester.
      • You define how you want to grow/change/stretch and use your 20 “Leadership Hours” to do just that!
  • This option is only available to students residing in a Key Plus designated spot on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470 only).
  • Attend all of our Key Plus “Signature Events”: Key Plus Orientation, Key Plus Etiquette Dinner (a networking event), Spring Welcome Back (a career development event), Key Plus Closing Celebration.
  • Meet with your Leadership Coach 3 times a semester.
  • Stay engaged with Key Plus resources, including, events, our weekly newsletter, and Leadership Coach connections.
  • Live off campus or anywhere on campus.
      • Students can sign up for any remaining spots on the 4th Floor of Braiden (rooms 401-470) as of May 1.
  • Students are invited to all of our Key Plus “Signature Events.”
      • Students are required to attend our Key Plus Orientation and our Spring Welcome Back (a career development event).
  • Students are invited to meet with their Leadership Coach 3 times a semester.
      • Students are required to meet with their Leadership Coach within the first 2 weeks of the fall and spring.
      • Meeting with your Leadership Coach is encouraged, but optional based on your needs.

CHOOSE THE BEST KEY PLUS TRACK FOR YOU

Key Plus Pathways Track Key Plus LEADS Track Key Plus Discover Track
Register for a 1-credit Key Plus Course Required N/A
Complete 20 Hours of “Leadership Hours” a semester Required N/A
Leadership Coach Meetings 3 per semester 3 per semester 1 within the first 3 weeks of each semester (invitation to set up additional meetings throughout the semester)
Key Plus “Signature Events” Attend all 4 required “Signature Events” Attend all 4 required “Signature Events” Attend the Key Plus Orientation and the Spring Welcome Back (a networking event). Invitation to all others
Key Plus Pathways Track Key Plus LEADS Track Key Plus Discover Track
Rooms 401-470 on the 4th Floor of Braiden Hall Priority Access Priority Access Access to any remaining spaces after May 1
Live Off Campus Yes Living in a Key Plus designated room on the 4th Floor of Braiden Hall is required (rooms 401-470) Yes
Live On Campus (except in Braiden Hall) Yes Living in a Key Plus designated room on the 4th Floor of Braiden Hall is required (rooms 401-470) Yes
Key Plus Pathways Track Key Plus LEADS Track Key Plus Discover Track
Key Plus Orientation Required Required Required
Etiquette Dinner: A Networking Event Required Required Invited
Spring Welcome Back: A Career Development Event Required Required Required
Key Plus Closing Celebration Required Required Invited
Key Plus Pathways Track Key Plus LEADS Track Key Plus Discover Track
Goal Setting Meeting at the beginning of the semester Required Required Required
Mid-Semester Goal Check In Required Required Invited
End of Semester Reflection Required Required Invited

KEY PLUS COURSE OPTIONS

CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
63863 KEY272 001 Leadership in Higher Education: Leadership Through Equity & Inclusion 1 Emily Ambrose 8/23/21-10/17/21 4:00-5:40M Clark C 250
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Course Description: To move toward a more equal society, we must first begin with a vision of liberation and then an understanding of our leadership philosophy in order to understand how we can promote positive change in this world. In this class we will start with exploring our own stories as tools of liberation, analyzing leadership theories, examining the construction of our social identities, and understanding social change. Utilizing in-class activities, multi-media, and reading excerpts, students will explore their own identities and leadership philosophy to create an action plan for social change. Plus, we’ll build community, laugh, and explore how love can be infused into our equity and inclusion movement!  This class takes place during the first eight weeks of the fall semester.
CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
64415 KEY272 002 Leadership in Higher Education: Leadership Through Experiential Research 1 Stephanie Moreira 8/23/21-12/12/21 2:00-2:50W Walnut 110
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Course Description: There’s no doubt that scientists continue to change the world as we know it. In this course, we conceptually look at science in its broadest sense, discover how our identities affect how we engage with research, and ask what science’s responsibility is to creating a more inclusive world. We’ll look at some of medical and sociological research’s infamous studies to unpack the dynamics of racism, homophobia, sexism, and classism that furthered discovery. You’ll be expected to reflect on your own social identities and how they impact your experiences as a researcher/scientist. Students who complete this class will receive the Responsible Conduct of Research Certification and have the opportunity to network with various research faculty at CSU. This course is taught for one day a week for the full semester. This class lasts all 16 weeks of the fall semester.
CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
65658 KEY272 003 Leadership Through Understanding. Respect. Love. (URL) and Using Your Network 1 Brian Hayes 8/23/21-10/17/21 2:00-3:50T Walnut 108
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Course Description: One of the best ways to lead is through understanding, showing respect, and showing love, while working with your network of people. This seminar will give students an opportunity to discuss relevant topics and issues they are interested in with their peers. We will explore what students would love to experience and are committed to learning more about before graduating from CSU. We will explore different skills, techniques and best practices of leaders the students are interested in. The intention is to encourage students to discuss what they are learning in class and in life with peers to gain a better understanding of how they can use the information best.

Opportunities to work with peers in small groups, build community with the class as a whole, and listen to what different students are learning. Ultimately, students will get to practice networking with peers by sharing their understanding of what they love to learn, showing respect through actively listening to peers, and showing love by supporting and holding peers accountable for the exploration of their interests and navigating their personal life goals/objectives. Peers will share resources they find beneficial with each other. We will discuss best practices for managing your personal health, using your network efficiently, and how to slowly create positive habits in order to accomplish what you want in life.

CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
67359 KEY272 004 Leadership in Higher Education: Leadership Through Mindful Communication 1 Elizabeth Sink 8/23/21-10/17/21 3:30-5:45R Stadium 1203
Course Description: This course offers practical methods for improving communication skills that combines the study of Image of Doctor Elizabeth Sinkcommunication theory and skills with training in mindfulness. This powerful combination reveals how people often communicate habitually and unconsciously and often unproductively.

Employers consistently note that college graduates are coming to the job market with outstanding academic knowledge and technological familiarity in their fields, but soft skills such as verbal/nonverbal communication, listening and presentation skills are what tend to make one candidate more “hirable” over another. Regardless of discipline or career path, governments, employers and communities need citizens who can initiate, facilitate, and skillfully guide difficult yet transformative conversations across thorny social issues. By learning to recognize our habitual and often unproductive patterns of communication, as well as learning to objectively examine our external and internal influences present in our everyday experiences, we can increase our ability to communicate effectively. This class takes place during the first eight weeks of the fall semester.

CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
67360 KEY272 005 Leadership in Higher Education: The Fundamentals and Culture of Research 1 Melissa Edwards 8/23/21-10/17/21 12:00-1:40T Stadium 1214

Course Description: Do you want to expand your understanding of research and build applicable skills that will help you in research positions and internships? Do you want to explore mentorship and research opportunities? This course surveys various aspects of undergraduate research to demonstrate the versatility and key elements to engage in research opportunities across all disciplines (STEM and humanities). Topics covered include responsible conduct of research (RCR), data management, getting the most out of mentor relationships, observations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, how to prepare and participate in research symposiums and more. This class will incorporate discussion, guided activities, and occasional guests to give a broader perspective of research. No experience in research is required and all majors and passions are welcome. This class takes place during the first eight weeks of the fall semester.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FALL CLASS

CRN Course  Section  Course Name Credits Instructor Dates Time Location
Leadership in Higher Education: Leadership Through Global Perspectives 1 Oscar Felix 1/19/21-3/12/21 10:00-11:50T TBD
Image of Doctor Oscar Felix.Course Description: Students will explore the study of cultural, historical, and societal themes in preparation for a week long field experience in the Dominican Republic during Spring Break. Students will also gain insights about entering and engaging in another culture through a genuine and respectful lens. This class includes four required meetings in the fall and weekly class during the first 8 weeks of spring semester 2021. **Please note: this class is part of the study abroad experience and is for students who plan to go abroad with this Key Plus trip.  Learn more about the trip on the Education Abroad Website

Important Dates (ATTENDANCE REQUIRED AT ALL MEETINGS):

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM: Meeting Your Fellow Travelers
  • Monday, September 28, 2020, 5:00-6:00 PM: Critical Inquiry Workshop (Prepping you for Spring Semester Coursework)
  • Monday, October 12, 2020, 5:00-8:00 PM: Finalized Travel Details & Program Costs Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00-8:30 PM: Final meeting before spring semester
  • Spring Semester: You must enroll and attend the spring seminar. Date, time, location TBD
  • Program Dates: March 13, 2021 to March 21, 2021 (spring break 2021)

Learn more about the Dominican Republic Trip at the Education Abroad Website.

In order to register for a Key Plus Course, you must first be admitted into Key Plus.

To Register do the following:

  • Make note of the CRN (Course Registration Number) for the Key Plus course interesting to you and compatible with your schedule.
      • You can find the CRN in the “CRN” column for each course above.
  • Log into the Registration site through RAMweb.
  • To register for a course using a “CRN” click on the “CRN” tab (see below).
  • Enter the CRN for the Key Plus  Course for which you wish to register and then select “Add to Summary.”

Screenshot of CRN Tab in Registration Site