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ED 614 School Supervision
Freeland, Deborah Kim


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

ED 614 School Supervision

Semester

S2P 2006 ED

Faculty

Freeland, Kim

Office Location

CDL 119

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6531

Other Phone

(816) 584-6567

E-Mail

kim.freeland@park.edu

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
no text required


Course Description:
Designed to define the process of supervision by promoting human development and encouraging human relations in the process of supervising teachers and others in the educational environment. This course is designed to cover both clinical and practical approaches to improving the classroom teaching process.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of supervision and supervisory leadership. [1.3.2]
  2. Demonstrate insight and professional knowledge about teaching and learning, and learning goals, in a pluralistic society. [1.3.1, 1.3.2]
  3. Demonstrate effective human relations and communications skills as related to the supervision process. [1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5]
  4. Demonstrate consensus building and negotiation skills in organizing an effective process and system of evaluation. [1.3.1, 1.3.5]
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of learning and motivation systems and processes. [1.3.2]
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the development and implementation of systems and procedures to collect and analyze data in the process of improving classroom instruction. [1.3.1, 1.3.3]
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of various instructional management systems. [1.3.2]
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and practical considerations related to human development. [1.3.1, 1.3.2]
  9. Demonstrate the ability to design a comprehensive professional plan for school personnel. [1.3.2]


Core Assessment:


Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Projects and point value:
5  Article review (refereed journals only)
15 Group project
20 Book review
10 Guest speaker
20 Research paper (10 pages with 7 references)
15 class assignment
15 Practical applications
Attendance is expected

Grading:
Grading Scale:  A 100-90 points   B 89-80   C 79-70   Below 70 points is a failing grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Talk to instructor

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Ok, we have decided on our grading scale and projects to get us there.  Remember, project wise, you can mix and match as you like, accumulating points as you go.  Also remember, that work is to be research based, APA style and represent assimilated processes.  The Standards that apply to our class are housed with standards 2 and 3.  The standards utilize the word facilitate as their platform.  Taking that stance indicates the process of management; that is what our goal is:  to learn how to understand, identify, assimilate, apply, and facilitate the processes of school supervision.

Objectives:
1. Become familiar with the distinctions among and between leadership, management and supervision.
2. Identify and utilize an organizational model
3. Learn how to plan strategically
4. Demonstrate application of assimilated knowledge in practical settings

Week 1:  Introduction to management, Lawler's Framework
Week 2:  Introduction to education as a system.  Define leadership, management,administration and supervision.  Begin study of Lawler's Framework. Problem              
              solving activity
Week 3:  To be used to complete the assigned Independent project to be brought back
               during week 4
Week 4:  Presentation of independent projects, discussion, applications to school settings.  
               The influence of power in management.  Problem solving activity

Week 5: Guest speaker.  Discussion.  Begin strategic planning
Week 6:  Guest speaker.  Human resource issues.  Finalize strategic planning.  Begin a
               mock development of a strategic plan    
Week 7:  Guest speaker.  Budgets. Discussion.  Include budgeting in strategic planning
Week 8:  Guest speaker, Athletics.   Final projects due
 

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.

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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