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PA 562 Administrative Leadership
Nesbitt, John R.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

PA 562 Administrative Leadership

Semester

S2P 2006 DLA

Faculty

Nesbitt, John

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M. A., Public Administration, Penn State University

Daytime Phone

(816) 356-7272

E-Mail

jack.nesbitt@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 8 to May 7, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

2


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

Edition: 3rd

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0-7879-6833-1(paper)

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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.

  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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 .

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