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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Medina, Ruth


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.
CourseHR 422 Organizational Development and Change BL
SemesterU1B2005
FacultyMedina, Ruth
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone915-203-4523
Other Phone505-644-3908
E-MailRuth.Medina@park.edu
Semester DatesMay 23, 2005 - July 17, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Organizational Development: Behavioral Science, 6th edition; French, Wendell L., PrenticeHall, 1999.


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:
This course is designed as an instructor-to-student led discussion; supplementing the text book material with “real-life” relevant information. The classes will be conducive for the sharing of professional expertise by students. Students will discuss case studies in small groups.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

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 intergroup techniques contribute to an OD program.
6. Explain how team development is part of an OD program
7. Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.

Course Assessment:
For successful completion of the course, the students are required to:
1. Read chapter assignments prior to class,
2. Actively participate in class/small group discussions,
3. Take mid-term/final exam on scheduled dates,
4. Conduct research for a 10 page term paper to be submitted in APA format (Students are responsible for choosing their term paper topics. A short description of the topic is due by the third week.),
5. Present findings to the class using visual aids.

Grading:
Grading Percentage of Final Grade

90 - 100 A Mid-Term Examination 35%
80 - 89 B Final Examination 35%
70 - 79 C Written & Oral Presentation 15%
60 - 69 D Class Attendance/Participation 10%
00 - 59 F Case Studies 5%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If a students makes up a test or submits the term paper late, he/she will drop a letter grade for the term or test.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1
1
Course Introduction/Discussion of the
goals and objectives
Lecture & discussion of Chapter 1
(read prior to class)
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 2
(read prior to class)
Case Study: TBA

WEEK 2
1
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 3
(read prior to class)
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 4
(read prior to class)
Small Group discussion

WEEK 3
1
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 5 & 6
(read prior to class)
Submit topic for term paper
Case Study: TBA
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 7 & 8
(read prior to class)
Small Group discussion
Review for Mid-term exam

WEEK 4
1
Mid-term Exam
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 9 & 10 (read
prior to class)
Small Group discussion

WEEK 5
1
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 11 & 12
(read prior to class)
case Study: TBA
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 13 & 14
(read prior to class)
Case Study: TBA

WEEK 6
1
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 15 & 16
(read prior to class)
Case Study: TBA
2
Lecture & discussion of Chapters 17
(read prior to class)
Case Study: TBA

WEEK 7
1
Lecture & discussion of Chapter 18
(read prior to class)
Review for Final Exam
2
Final Exam

WEEK 8
1
Individual presentations
2
Individual presentations

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

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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