Fall is a beautiful time of the year on Cabrini Campus.
As the seasons change, the leaves turn into beautiful red and orange colors. Just as seasons change, so do strategies and perspectives.
Perspective means a view or vista, and as we know in leadership, there are many views and changing vistas.
That is one reason we have named the MSOL newsletter 'Perspectives.' Based on many conversations that have taken place over the past year, Professor Womack, Program Coordinator, and I have worked on several projects in order to improve communication among all those involved in the MSOL program.
Some of these changes include the following:
Semester Newsletter – A newsletter each semester will be emailed to all MSOL students and posted on the website to include any updates to the program, class-scheduling information, graduation information, and other announcements.
MSOL Handbook – A handbook for all new MSOL students includes all policies and procedures necessary for successful completion of the program. This book will be mailed to all current MSOL students in November, and will also be posted on the website.
Orientation Session – An information session will be held prior to the Fall and Spring semester for any new MSOL students or existing MSOL students. The first session will be on January 9, 2013 at 6 p.m., location to be determined.
Revised MSOL Website – The MSOL website, www.cabrini.edu/MSOL, is under revision and will include announcements, Handbook, Newsletters, and all appropriate forms (Graduation Notification Form, Petition to Walk, Capstone Cover Form).
I have appreciated the constructive feedback provided by many of the students and hope that we can work together to continue to improve the MSOL program at Cabrini.
For more information about the program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm Regards, Mary H. Harris, Ph.D., Chair, MSOL
Writing Assistance for Graduate Students
Make an appointment at the Writing Center at the Center for Teaching & Learning in the Iadarola Center for Science, Education, and Technology, Room 112.
A new MSOL Handbook has been created for all students in the MSOL program. The handbook includes information about technology, scheduling, academic requirements, graduation requirements, and financial aid information.
The MSOL Handbook will be mailed to all current MSOL students in November and be posted at www.cabrini.edu/MSOL.
In addition, all new MSOL students will be required to attend an orientation session at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.
All current MSOL students are welcome to attend orientation sessions.
Advising and Course Schedules
Vonya Womack is the Program Coordinator and Advisor for all MSOL students. She normally holds evening office hours on Mondays and is also available by appointment.
She also teaches the Leadership in a Global Environment course in the MSOL program. Please note that every course is not offered every semester.
Professor Womack will have the schedule for the upcoming academic year and can assist in planning your schedule as you wind down the program. For more information, contact Vonya Womack (email@example.com; 610-902-8348).
Also, please see the MSOL Handbook for a list of the recommended order of courses for the MSOL courses. The OLG 543 course should be taken the semester prior to the Capstone course (OLG 615) and not concurrently.
The upcoming winter, spring, and summer course schedules are as follows:
Summer I 2013
Summer II 2013
Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, the Graduate Studies Office will revise the OLG 543 course to include a more focused instruction on research.
Revisions to the Capstone course will be considered for new students entering the program for the Fall 2013 semester.
MSOL Global Leadership Class Encounters Global Perspectives
A Skype session with the Libyan Transitional Government Spokesperson and Professor Iman Bugaighis was held in September. Iman talked with MSOL students about Ambassador Stevens and the recent attacks.
Students asked questions about business opportunities, how dictatorship affected people over the years and what the West can do to help build and restructure the nation of Libya as it transitions through change. She also talked about her hope for the Libyan people and her message to the world.
Global Leadership Instructor Vonya Womack (left) with Iman Bugaighis in Benghazi, LibyaJanuary 2012
Vonya Womack in Libyafor Leadership Institute training
We want to hear from you! What are you learning from the MSOL program that is advancing you in your leadership career?Email Vonya Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org.