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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Blackburn, Kathryn L.


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 Development and Change

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Blackburn, Kathryn L.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

TQM Facilitator/Trainer for Air Force, BS in Workforce Education
MS in Training and Development, MA in Acqusition Management,
Certificate in Communications, Certified Professional Contracts Manager

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

6-10 Pm Daily-call, leave message-will return in 24 hours

Daytime Phone

314-960-0452

E-Mail

lynn.blackburn@park.edu

lynn.blackburn@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

March 13-May 5, 2006

Class Days

Virtual

Class Time

Virtual

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)

The de facto business software standard in the world is Microsoft Office. Utilization of Microsoft Word is required for both the essay and research paper.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
My educational philosophy is based on lectures, readings, quizzes, interactive. lively discussions based on sharing we we learned and personal experiences.  Case studies, websites, and weekly questions are also utilitzed to apply what we learn in the classroom.

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

Class Assessment:
Quizzes, Research papers, discussions, group work, final exam

Grading:
Graded Activities Breakdown :

1. Discussion = 21% total broken down as follows:

Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. One website is required of each student every week.  Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.

Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.  
2. Groupwork, completed during week 5, will represent 3% total points for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = 2% per week for correct answers = 16 %

4. Mid-Term = 10% (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = 25% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination = 25% (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.


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Overall Course Grading Scale:

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
60 and below is a failing grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.
All sick leave and family emergencies must be fully documented to get approval to submit a late assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.

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.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.


For more details, see page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies


 
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Grading Policy
Assigned Point Values to each Graded Element Table:

Week

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Total Points

Discussion

3%
3%
3%
3%

3%
3%
3%

21%

Groupwork

1%

1%

1%



3%




3%

Quiz

2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

16%

Mid-Term




10%





10%

Research Paper







25%


25%

Final Examination








25%

25%

Total Course Points

5%
5%
5%
15%
5%
5%
30%
30%

100%


Graded Activities Breakdown :

1. Discussion = 21% total broken down as follows:

Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.

Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.

2. Groupwork, for weeks 2, 3, and 5, will represent 1% total points for the each project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted on Sunday of the week 2, 3, 5.

3. Quiz = 2% per week for correct answers = 16 %

4. Mid-Term = 10% (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = 25% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination = 25% (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.


_______________________________________________________________________

Overall Course Grading Scale:

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
60 and below is a failing grade

Grading Rubrics/Criteria: The Rubric can be accessed under "Course Home". Although Rubric is a separate topic under "Course Home", it is considered an integral part of the overall syllabus.

Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

Proctored final examination - A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Web Site.

Other Information on proctored exams:

It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 4th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor based on University policy.
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.  

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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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

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 .

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