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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Gregg, Russell


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
SemesterF2AA2005
FacultyRussell Gregg
TitleAdjunct Faculty Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesM.S. Human Resources Management & Development
M.S. Counseling Psychology
Office HoursBy Appointment
E-Mailrussell.gregg@park.edu
Semester Dates24 Oct 2005 thru 18 Dec 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:45 - 7:25 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
An Experiential Approach to Organization Development (6th Ed)
Harvey, Don and Brown, Donald

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS 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:
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to challenge it.”  Words to live (and learn) by from Jacob Bronowski, American mathematician, scientist, and educator.  Text and lecture (minimal) will introduce students to the fundamental tenets that form the theoretical foundations of organization development.  Active participation (maximal) in discussions and assignments will augment and enhance that learning into an operational foundation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: 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 intergroup techniques contribute to an OD program; 6) Explain how team development is part of an OD program, and 7) Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be based on a combination of participation in class discussions, preparation and defense of written assignments, preparation and oral presentation of a research paper, and a written exam.

Grading:
Participation - 15%
Written Assignments - 30%
Research Paper and Presentation - 25%
Final Exam - 30%

Grading Range:
A   90 - 100
B   80 - 89
C   70 - 79
D   60 - 69
F   00 - 59

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to promptly attend all class sessions, promptly complete and submit all assignments, and actively participate in the learning process.  Students will at all times, but especially during class discussions, remember to respect the opinions of classmates and their right to express them.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The schedule of class discussions and assignments is:

DayDate   
Monday24 OctChapter 1  
Wednesday26 OctChapter 2Assignment 1 
Monday31 OctChapter 3Assignments 2 & 3 
Wednesday02 NovChapter 4Assignment 4 
Monday07 NovChapter 5Assignments 5 & 6 
Wednesday09 NovChapter 6Assignment 7 
Monday14 NovChapter 7 & 8Assignment 8 
Wednesday16 NovChapter 9Assignment 9 
Monday21 NovChapter 10Assignments 10 & 11 
Wednesday23 NovChapter 11Assignment 12 
Monday28 NovChapter 12 & 13Assignment 13 
Wednesday30 NovChapter 14Assignment 14 
Monday05 DecChapter 15Assignments 15 & 16 
Wednesday07 DecChapter 16Assignment 17Research Project
Monday12 DecReview  
Wednesday14 DecExam  

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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