HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
S1J 2009 DN
Master of Technology, Human Resource Development and CounselingBachelor of Science in Sociology
Kansas City --Downtown Campus
5:00pm to 5:30pm
January 11-March 7
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: An Experimental Approach to Organization Development (7th Edition); Donald Brown and Donald Harvey (2005). ISBN-013144168X
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Educational Philosophy: Katie's educational philosophy focuses directly on getting her students involved in their own learning process. She accomplishes this through lectures, discussions, debates, group work, examinations, and presentations that require the students to develop, analyze, critique, and present lessons directly related to training and training development.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students will be assessed in several different areas. Scores will be given for class participation and coursework. Projects will include group work, research project and final exam.
Attendance: 10 x 8 classes 80
Participation: (includes individual/
group activities/assignments-10x8 80
Group presentation 100
Research Paper 100
Final Examination 300
660 Total Points
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 courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of the class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.
2. Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion. To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ANYTHING MISSED IN THE CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussions, small group discussions, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but projects will represent both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term project/test and a final presentation/research paper/test.
5. No make-up assignments will be given unless and the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. The same requirement applies to illness of children.
6. Written Assignments. Periodic written homework assignments are required in this course. Either MLA or APA is acceptable. For more information on both, please visit the Academic Support Center.
7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
8. Paper Requirement/Project. A group research paper/project is required in this course. Instructions will be given to you by the 2nd week of the class.
Overview of OD
requirements in detail
1-Organization Development and Reinventing the Organization
2-Organization Renewal: The Challenge
Chapter 4-Role and
Style of the OD Practitioner
6-Overcoming Resistance to Change
Chapter 8-OD Intervention Skills
Empowerment and Interpersonal Interventions
review – additions/changes
11-Intergroup Development Interventions
Setting for Effective Organizations
14-High-Performing Systems and the Learning Organization
Challenge and the Future for Organizations
Allow remaining class time for presentation groups to meet.
Discuss Ch 11, Quiz, work on Project. Homework for next week: Read Ch 12 Discuss which questions to answer.
Final Project Presentations. Review for Final Exam. Homework for next week: Prep for Final
Complete final presentations turning in all final copies of your documentation. Complete final exam. Homework for next
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
Last Updated:12/13/2009 8:26:04 PM