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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Rasmussen, Leah J.


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.

Course

HR 422 Organizational Development and Change

Semester

S1J 2006 DN

Faculty

Rasmussen, Leah J

Title

Human Resources Manager/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Human Resources Development
PHR Certified
Adjunct Instructor Certification

Office Location

By appointment

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816 448-7318 - work

Other Phone

816 853-5762 - cell

E-Mail

leah.rasmussen@park.edu

leah.rasmussen@ge.com

yorkiemother@kc.rr.com

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 12, 2006

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


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

  1. Define the term "organization development" and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.
  2. Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in organizations.
  3. Describe the stages of organization development.
  4. Identify the ways groups cope with change.
  5. List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.
  6. Describe the (5) major forces in the change process.
  7. Identify (3) basic organization development intervention techniques.
  8. Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles.
Class Assessment:
Attendance 10 points x 8 classes                80 points
Participation (includes individual/group
class activities and assignments)40x8 classes  320 points
Group presentation                             100 points
Research Paper                                 200 points
Final Examination                              300 points
                                            1000 total pts

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.

  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 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 .

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