HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
S1J 2006 DN
Rasmussen, Leah J
Human Resources Manager/Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Human Resources DevelopmentPHR CertifiedAdjunct Instructor Certification
816 448-7318 - work
816 853-5762 - cell
January 9 - March 12, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: An Experential Approach to Organization Development - Donald R. Brown and Don Harvey, 7th Edition, ISBN: 013144168X.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
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: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of active individual and group participation based on lectures, assignments, critical thinking activities, presentations,research and a comprehensive final examination. Be open. Be engaged. Observe The Golden Rule.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: 900-1000 points A
800-899 points B
700-799 points C
600-699 points D
599 and below F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Unexcused late assignments will lose one letter grade after the agreed upon deadline and an additional grade each week thereafter.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones and pagers must be on silent or vibrating modes while in the classroom out of respect for the instructor and other students. Observe The Golden Rule.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1/12/06 Course introduction. Lecture: Chapters 1-3. Class activities.
1/19/06 Lecture: Chapters 4-6. Class activities.
1/26/06 Lecture: Chapters 7-9. Class activities.
2/2/06 Lecture: Chapters 10-12. Class activities.
2/9/06 Lecture: Chapters 13-15. Class activities.
2/16/06 Lecture: Chapter 16. Group presentations.
2/23/06 Group presentations. Final examination review.
3/2/06 Comprehensive final examination.
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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 .