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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: To provide students with insight and understanding concerning organizational development and change. This course is designed to provide developmental knowledge about theory and practice of planned change. We will view organizational development as a process for teaching people how to solve problems and learn how to do things better over time. We will focus on issues related to the human side of organizations. This course is designed as an instructor-to-student lecture, and instructor-to-student and student-to-student discussion format. Practical exercises, such as case studies will be introduced to expand upon concepts and current issues. Students will also have to the opportunity to conduct research for a 10 - 15 page term/research paper in the APA format.
Learning Outcomes:A. Define the term “organization development” and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.
B. Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in organizations.
C. Describe the stages of organization development.
D. Identify the ways groups cope with change.
E. List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an organizational development program.
F. Explain how team development is part of an organizational development program
G. Identify three basic organization development intervention techniques.
Course Assessment: Grade Percentage
Mid-term Examination 30%
Final Examination 30%
Written Presentation 25%
Oral Presentation 05%
Class Participation 10%
Grading: Grading Policy
A > 90 - 100
B > 80 - 90
C > 70 - 80
D > 60 - 70
F 00 - 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: All course work must be submitted on the date indicated in the syllabus, to include examinations. The research paper must be submitted at the end of the last class meeting. Late submissions will results in the drop of a letter grade for each day submitted after the suspense date. Suspense dates are those listed in this syllabus.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Will be discussed at the first class meeting, along with this syllabus and course completion requirements.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1
10 October 2005
Course overview and requirements
12 October 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 1 & 2)
17 October 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 3 & 4)
19 October 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 5 & 6)
24 October 2005
Presentation/Term Paper Topics Due
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 7 & 8)
26 October 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 9 & 10)
Review for Mid-term Examination
31 October 2005
Mid-term Examination (Chapters 1 – 10)
02 November 2005
Review of Mid-term Examination
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 11)
07 November 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 12 & 13)
09 November 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapters 14 & 15)
14 November 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapter 16 & 17)
16 November 2005
Class discussion/lecture (Chapter 18)
Review for Final Examination
21 November 2005
Final Examination (Chapters 11 – 18)
23 November 2005
Review of Final Examination
28 November 2005
30 November 2005
Course Summary and CritiquesResearch
Paper Due/All course work due at the end of this class meeting.
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 89Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s) and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Each absence will require a make-up assignment. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.
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:
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