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
Learning Outcomes:Students will be equipped to diagnose, formulate and effect organization development and change. Further, students will gain a valuable insight into the effect of organizational development and change on the individual, company, industry and society in general.
Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned.
Course Assessment: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on examinations, writing assignments, and a group presentation/research paper. Group work will be assessed based on individual and group performance.
Grading: Participation – 10%
Mid-Term – 30%
Final – 30%
Research Paper – 15%
Oral Presentation – 15%
Presentation – 15%
You will be required to complete one term paper (8-10 pages) double-spaced and typed with references. Topics and instructions for the term paper will be distributed during the first session.
You will be required to give an oral presentation 6-8 minutes on your research paper topic.
Late Submission of Course Materials: LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: With instructor's approval prior to exam date or in the case of a verifiable personal emergency (within 24 hours of exam).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.
2. Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion.
3. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
4. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1. (3/15/05 – 3/17/05)-Overview of Book, Cover Syllabus, Introduce the concept of organizational development (OD) and begin to study an organization's culture.
2. (3/22 & 3/24/05 – Creating change and the role of the consultant.
3.(3/29 & 3/31/05 –Resistance to change and the diagnostic process.
4. (4/5 & 4/7/05 –We will begin to learn about interventions and intervention strategies – Mid-Term Review (Chapters 1-8)
5. (4/12 & 4/14/05 –Mid-Term Exam (4/14/05)
Empowerment and team development interventions.
6. (4/19 & 4/21/05 -
Intergroup development and goal setting.
7.(4/26 & 4/28/05 –Continous improvement processes, self-managed work teams and high performing systems and the learning organization and Transformation will be the topic of discussion.
8. 5/3 & 5/5/05 – Final Review (Chapters 9-16); Research and the future of OD will be discussed – Final Exam 5/5/05.
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“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
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 101Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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