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HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change
Kurkowski, Carol


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.

Course

HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change

Semester

S1HH 2008 PAB

Faculty

Kurkowski, Carol

Title

Adjunct Instructor: Organizational Development & Change

Degrees/Certificates

BA in Communications from Texas Tech University
MS in Human Resource Management  from Troy State University

Office Location

Bldg 50, WPAFB, OH

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

937-427-4130

E-Mail

Carol.Kurkowski@park.edu

CKurkowski@aol.com

Semester Dates

01/07/08 - 03/09/08

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Harvey, Don & Brown, Donald R. An Experiential Approach to Organizational Development, Prentice Hall, INC., 2006, 7th Edition, New York. (ISBN: 013144168X)

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Course Description:
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basis 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. Prerequisites: HR353, HR421 and MG 365

Educational Philosophy:
Welcome to Organizational Development and Change (HR 422)!  The goal of the course is to provide you with some practical knowledge and common sense approaches to organizational development and change.  As Harvey and Brown, note: "Change is avalanching down upon our heads and most people are utterly unprepared to cope with it. Tomorrow's world will be different from today's calling for new organizational approaches. Organizations will need to adapt to these changing market conditions and at the same time cope with the need for a renewing rather than reactive workforce".

Together, we will learn the key tenants of organizational development and change: anticipating the change, renewal, impact of corporate culture, leading change, diagnostic processes, dealing with change, intervention skills and strategies, and motivating for high performance. We will use case studies, problems, and discussions for class participation. This senior level course cumulates with a research paper that all allows one to put the knowledge gained into a realistic organizational development and change plan.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  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 inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.
  6. Describe the (5) major forces in the change process.
  7. Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.
  8. Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Graded Activities Breakdown :

The student's final course grade will be based on the following measurements:

Midterm                                  80 Points           21%

Final Exam                             120 Points           31%

Paper 1                                     50 Points          13%

Paper 2                                    50 Points           13%

Term Paper/Case Study           70 Points           18%

Presentation                             15 Points           04%

                                                385 points         100%


Grading:

 

 

The method of evaluating the total points earned and grade awarded will be according to the following scale:  

A 346 - 385 Points

B 308 - 345 Points

C 270 - 307 Points

D 231 - 269 Points

F 230 or less (or 3 or more unexcused absences)

TOTAL 385 Points 100%

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 20% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

AN INCOMPLETE: Only to be given in extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control (i.e., excessive TDY, hospitalization, extended illness documented by a physician). If a student does not show up for the final -- an incomplete is never automatically given!!! Only if the student contacts the instructor and provides documentation necessary for an excused absence will an incomplete be given. Students with an incomplete have 60 days from the last day of the term to make up work they have missed. If not made up at the end of sixty days, students will automatically be assigned a grade of “F”.

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 20% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Materials are due when they are schedule. ALL WORK THAT IS LATE (UNLESS DUE TO AN EXCUSED ABSENCE) WILL BE REDUCED BY 20% OF THE ORIGINAL GRADE. Example: a score of 90 will be reduced by `18 points for a final score of 72. Grades will be assigned based on completion of course requirements as defined in the course syllabus. There will be no adjustments of assigned grade based on additional work for extra credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Each student is expected to participate in class discussions and activities.

2. Additional Student Assistance - When a student feels additional assistance is needed, it is his/her responsibility to seek out and make such a request of the instructor. The instructor will be available to a student for counseling about the course and any particular problems that the student feels may be interfering with his/her learning experience. 

3. In accordance with Park College Policy, no children will be allowed in the classroom or in the building between 0530 p.m. and 1030 p.m.   

4. All cell phones will be turned off and beepers placed on an inaudible signal during class time. 

5. STUDENT CONDUCT -- Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

10 Jan 08        1, 2, & 3           Introduction, overview, assignments, & Lecture

17 Jan 08        4 & 5                Lecture & Discussion

24 Jan 08       6 & 7                 Lecture & Discussion, Paper 1 due

31 Jan 08        8, 9, & 10        Review & Lecture & Discussion 

07 Feb 08        11 & 12           Mid –Term Exam (1-10)    Lecture & Discussion

14 Feb 08        13, 14, & 15     Lecture & Discussion, Paper 2 due           

21 Feb 08        16, 17, & 18      Lecture & Discussion 

28 Feb 08         19 & 20            Lecture & Presentations, Term Paper due

06 Mar 08                                 Final Exam (1-20)

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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. 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Presents comparisons and contrasts more than three OD consultant styles and explains the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Presents a comparison of three basic styles and contrasts the respective styles methods of intervention Presents a comparison of less than three basic styles and/or fails to completely contrast the respective styles methods of intervention, or provides inaccurate information. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in organizations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Submits a description and explanation as described in the textbook, but then expands on the definition to include examples and/or alternate views. Submits a description and explanation as described in the textbook. Submits an inaccurate or incomplete description and/or explanation as described in the textbook. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Provides a list of three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and gives examples to support each method's use.

 
Provides a list of three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.

 
Provides a list of less than three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program or presents wrong or inaccurate information.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Define the term “organization development” and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Defines the term “organization development” and describes conditions that require organization change and renewal, using the information from the textbook, but then presenting examples and alternate definitions or viewpoints about conditions.

 
Based on the textbook's information, defines the term “organization development” and describes conditions that require organization change and renewal.

 
Fails to define the term “organization development” and/or describe conditions that require organization change and renewal accurately or completely.
 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe the (5) major forces in the change process                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Describes the (5) major forces in the change process and expands the description to include alternate outcomes, and/or surrounding conditions.

 
Describes the (5) major forces in the change process

 
Describes less than the (5) major forces in the change process or provides wrong or inaccurate description.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Identifies the three basic Organization Development intervention techniques and then expands on each techniques approach to identify the strengths and weaknesses to each technique.

 
Identifies three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.

 
Identifies less than three basic Organization Development intervention techniques or provides wrong or inaccurate data.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Lists three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and describes how each way may be used in different situations.

 
Lists three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.

 
Lists less than three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and/or provides wrong or inaccurate data.


 
No significant answer or unrelated material 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Identify the ways groups cope with change.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Identifies three or more ways groups cope with change and describes long term outcomes of each method.

 
Identifies three ways groups cope with change.

 
Identifies less than three ways groups cope with change and/or provides wrong or inaccurate data.


 
No significant answer or unrelated material 

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