Course Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic 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
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of engagement and interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, case studies, and examinations as well as learning from one another. Participation is expected.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
-Define and discuss the six characteristics of organizational development
-Compare and contrast managerial efficiency and effectiveness
-Describe the roles and responsibilities of an OD consultant
-Compare and contrast the (5) basic OD consultant styles
-Describe the (5) major forces in the change process
Course Assessment: Attendance
Grading: Evaluation/Grading Policy
Park Grading Policy:
80%-89% ….. B
70%-79% ….. C
60%-69% …. D
59% and below F
Participation 16 points – 2 X 8 classes (if you have an “excused absence”, you may make up participation points by completing short assignments).
Pop Quizzes 10 points - unannounced – 2 @ 5 points each
Attendance 8 points – 1 X 8 classes
Presentation 33 points (group presentation) – Be creative!
Term Paper 33 points
100 points total
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material will result in point reduction for each day submitted after due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.
Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion. Always call if you know you are planning to be late or absent. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
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 discussion, small group discussion, 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.
Respect the opinions of others.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 (1/13/05):
Chapters 1 and 2 Lecture/Discussion
Week 2 (1/20/05):
Chapters 3 and 4 Lecture/Discussion
Discuss term paper topics
Week 3 (1/27/05)
Chapters 5 and 6 Lecture/Discussion
Finalize term paper topics
Week 4 (2/3/05)
Chapters 7 and 8 Lecture/Discussion
Week 5 (2/10/05)
Chapters 9 and 10 Lecture/Discussion
Week 6 (2/17/05)
Chapters 11, 12 and 13 Lecture/Discussion
Week 7 (2/24/05)
Chapters 14 and 15 Lecture/Discussion
Week 8 (3/5/05)
Chapter 16 Lecture/Discussion
Term Papers 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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