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My presentation will focus on identifying, understanding, and cultivating batches of associated skills and dispositions desirable and needed if SI leaders are to perform their functions well, and if instructors are to effectively integrate SI leaders into their courses. These sets of skills and dispositions are termed intellectual and moral virtues in classical (particularly Aristotelian) Moral Philosophy, upon whose resources I will be drawing to illuminate topics in my presentation. I will also be drawing on my three year experience of full-time teaching Core courses and employing SI leaders at Fayetteville State University, which included some successes and also some failures with SI.
In the course of my presentation, I will introduce the participants to some of the rudiments of classical moral theory, discuss what intellectual and moral virtues are and how they are cultivated, identify which virtues are particularly needed by SI leaders and instructors and how they may be thoughtfully cultivated and progressively built. I will also provide participants with take-away resources to assist them in further study of the matters discussed.