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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
O'Brien, Matthew P.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseHR 422 Organizational Development and Change LC
SemesterS2AA2005
FacultyO'Brien, Matthew P.
TitleSenior Adjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBCS Business Administration
MA  Human Resources Development
Daytime Phone210-581-1086
Other Phone210-681-4936 (HP)
E-Mailmatthew.obrien@park.edu
mobrien139@aol.com
Semester Dates14 Mar - 08 May 2005
Class DaysM/W
Class Time7:35 - 10:05 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Cummings and Worley, Organization Development and Change, 8th Edition, South Western


Course Description:
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of organizational development.  We will focus on practical information regarding the design, management and control of organizational development programs in business, public sector and social services organizations.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Course objectives will be met by actively participating in disciplined self-learning and interactiveness, based on participation in lectures, cases, class exercises, and other class activities.

Learning Outcomes:
Provide an overview of Organizational Development
Identify the theories of change and describe the people who practice OD.
Gain an understanding of the process of planned change.
Identify the major OD and Change interventions.

Course Assessment:
An integrated combination of lecture, case studys, in-class exercises, idea and experience sharing, written assignments, oral presentations and examinations. Students are expected to read all assignments prior to class and be prepared to participate in all classroom activities and discussions. Assessment of learning will be accomplished by two exams, a case study, a special project, Intervention description, a research proposal and class participation.

Grading:
Mid-Term            50 points
Final               50 points
Case                20 points
Special Project     40 points
Intervention        20 points
Class Participation 10 points
Proposal            10 points
Total               200 points

200 - 181     = A
180 - 161     = B
160 - 141     = C
140 - 121     = D
120 - 0       = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All late assignments will be downgraded one letter grade for each class period it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all class sessions. This means arriving on time, staying the duration of class and actively participating in the learning process. Absences must be reported to the instructor in advance. Two class participation points will be deducted for each unexcused absence. More than three unexcused absences are deemed excessive and will result in an Involuntary Withdrawal and a grade of "F" for the course. There will be no make-up exams in this course. Devices such as cell phones, beepers and other communication devices must not be brought into class or must be inactivated during the class session. Disruptions caused by communication devices will result in class participation points being taken away from the student. Excessive disruptions will be referred to the Park administration office.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Mar 14 - Chap 1   -- Course review and assign projects
Mar 16 - Chap 2 and Chap 3
Mar 21 - Chap 4 and Chap 5
Mar 23 - Chap 7 and Chap 8 --- Proposal Due
Mar 28 - Chap 9 --- Intervention Assignment Due
Mar 30 - Chap 10 and Mid-Term Review
Apr 4  - Mid-Term
Apr 6  - Chap 11   --- Intervention Assignment Due
Apr 11 - Chap 12   --- Intervention Assignment Due
Apr 13 - Chap 13   --- Special Project Due
Apr 20 - Chap 15   --- Special Project Due
Apr 25 - Chap 17   --- Special Project Due
Apr 27 - Chap 19   --- Special Project Due
May 2  - Chap 20   --- Special Project Due -- Turn in Case
May 4  - Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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