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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Gailey, James A.


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 LR
SemesterU1LL2005
FacultyGailey, James A.
E-Mailjames gailey@pirate.park.edu
Semester DatesMay 16 - July 10, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time9:00 - 2:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Organization Development, Wendell L. French, Cecil H. Hall Jr., 6th Edition, Prentice-Hall Inc.


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 os one of interactiveness based on lectures, term paper, homework, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas,and to examine different points of view.

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 the organization.
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. Explain how team development is part of an OD program.
7  Identify three basic OD intervention techniques.

Course Assessment:
There will be two examinations, term paper, homework, and class disxcussions. Class participation is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions.

Grading:
Mid Term- 25%
Term Paper- 25%
Class Participation & Homework- 25%
Final Test- 25%

A=93-100%   B=85-92%   C=77-84%   D=69-76%   F=Below 69%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of Human Resource Management, the instructor will assess a 10% late penalty for assignments turned in after the due date.(The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer you cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may not be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an exam; if you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered "completed" at the time you leave.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
May 21     Chapters1,2,3    The Field of Organization Development: Definitions of Organization Development: A History of Organization Development

May 28     Chapters 4,5,6    Values,Assumptions and Beliefs in OD: Foundations of OD: Manageing the OD Process


June 4     Chapters7,8,9     Action Research and OD: An Overview of oD Interventions: Team Interventions:
               REVIEW FOR MID TERM


June 11      MID TERM
            Chapters 10,11    Intergroup and Third-Party peacemaking Interventions: Comprehensive OD Interventions


June 18      Chapters12,13,14    Strucural Interventions and the Applicability of OD:  Training Experiences : Issues in Consultant-Client Relationships


June 25      Chapters 15,16     System Ramifications: Power,Politices, and OD


July 2       Chapters 17,18     Research on OD: The Future and OD       TERM PAPER DUE     REVIEW FOR FINAL


July 9        FINAL TEST

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">
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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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