Master's Degree - Youth Development

Fall 2022 Course Information
Youth-Adult Relationships

Course Description
This course examines the role of caring adults in promoting the positive development of youth. Students will explore the spectrum of adult attitudes toward youth as well as activities that invite youth to engage and develop agency. The course will include examination of the research and practice of mentorship, youth-adult partnerships, and youth leadership.
Contacts
Instructor

Meghan Gillette
Office: 515-294-7050
meghang@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings
Brion-Meisels, G., Fei, J.T., & Vasudevan, D.S (editors)
Edition: 2020
ISBN: 978-1641139755
Publisher: Information Age Publishing

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th edition, 2020
ISBN: 978-1433832161
Publisher: American Psychological Association

ThinkSpace license ($40)
Instructions will be sent to students about how to purchase through the ISU Bookstore.


Course Access
 
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinators:

Katie Mott for Dietetics, ECEMS, FFP, Gerontology, and Youth Development
Sydney Hadacek for Community Development, Swine Science, Food Safety, Agriculture Mechanization, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

The email will include instructions for how students can set-up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.

If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends.  View the Solution Center's hours of operation.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Andrew Carl on duty as a park rangerThe Great Plains IDEA community development program has helped me become a better leader as a park ranger for the National Park Service. The skills I have gained empower me to bring colleagues and community members together toward positive change.

– – Andrew Carl, Community Development Student,
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