PA 562 Administrative Leadership
S2P 2006 DLA
M. A., Public Administration, Penn State University
March 8 to May 7, 2006
Textbook: 1. Douglas J. Watson and Wendy L. Hassett, editors
Local Government Management: Current Issues and Best Practices
M. E. Sharpe for ASPA
ISBN 0-7656-1128-7 (paper)
2. Author: Kouzes and Posner
Title: The Leadership Challenge
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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Course Description: A discussion of the role of the manager in a public organization stressing the process of decision and policy making as well as the strategies leading to the accomplishment of organizational goals within the political framework. Consideration will be given to problems of communication and group processes.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Class Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers, etc.
Grading: Weekly assignments (10 points each); leadership video reports (10 points each); research paper (20 points) and final exam (20 points). Total 100 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Do not submit course material after the deadlines.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week One: Read Kouzes and Posner, Preface through Chapter 6.
Week Two: Read Kouzes and Posner, Chapter 7 through to the Index.
Week Three: Leadership Video Report on fictional leader.
Week Four: Leadership Video Report on non-fictional leader.
Weeks Five, Six and Seven: Read Watson and Hassett. Specific assignments will be made during the term.
Week Eight: Submit answers to final exam.
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 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
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 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
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
Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
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 .