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CA 670 Measuring Leadership
Aitken, Joan Evelyn


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

CA 670 Measuring Leadership

Semester

S2P 2007 DL

Faculty

Dr. Joan Aitken

Title

Professor, Communication Arts

Office Location

229 Copley, Parkville campus

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6785

E-Mail

joan.aitken@park.edu

Web Page

http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Please obtain your required textbooks, skim the book, and read chapters one and two to begin.

1.  ENRON ETHICS CASE STUDY.  Bryce, R.  (2004).  Pipe dreams:  Greed, ego, and the death of Enron.  New York:  PublicAffairs.

2.  MEASURES.  Hackman, M. Z., & Johnson, C. E. (2004). Leadership: A Communication Perspective (4th ed.).  Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.  You may have used this textbook in another course.  We will use this book as background and concentrate a source of measures you can complete for this course.

3.  Kouzes ONE MAJOR LEADERSHIP INVENTORY.  Required Leadership Assessment Inventory you will complete.  This Inventory accounts for the extra fee required in this course.

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-Deluxe Facilitator's Guide Package (Loose-leaf, with CD-ROM Scoring Software, Self/Observer, Workbook, Planner & copy of The Leadership Challenge book ) (3rd ed.)  by Kouzes and Posner.  Jossey-Bass, 2003.  Purchase new including book, software, notebook, and planner costs less than $100.00.

4.  UNDERSTANDING MEASUREMENT

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Research
You will want to conduct your own research to find scholarly journal articles to supplement your readings in this course.  You may use this research in your weekly discussion and for your course project.  Please use peer-reviewed journals in the field of communication studies.  Conduct your research in EBSCO's Communication and Mass Media Complete http://www.park.edu/library/  Your professor may suggest readings you also can access through EBSCO. You have to have the PDF reader software on your computer, so install Adobe PDF reader.   http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html  This is a free and safe download. 

 

Text 1

TITLE:  Pipe dreams:  Greed, ego, and the death of Enron

AUTHOR:  Bryce, R. 

EDITION:  (2004). 

PUBLISHER:  New York:  PublicAffairs.

 

  • ISBN-10: 1586482017

  • ISBN-13: 978-1586482015

     
    Text 2

    TITLE:  Leadership: A Communication Perspective

    AUTHOR:  Hackman, M. Z., & Johnson, C. E.

    EDITION:   (2004). (4th ed.).

    PUBLISHER: PUBLISHER:  Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. 

  • ISBN-10: 1577662849

  • ISBN-13: 978-1577662846

     

    Text 3

    TITLE:  The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-Deluxe Facilitator's Guide Package (Loose-leaf, with CD-ROM Scoring Software, Self/Observer, Workbook, Planner & copy of The Leadership Challenge book

    AUTHOR:  Kouzes and Posner.

    EDITION:  (3rd ed.) 2003. 

    PUBLISHER:  Jossey-Bass.

  • ISBN-10: 0787965499

  • ISBN-13: 978-0787965495

  • You may want to read online information about statistics, tests, and measurement.  See Heffner, (2003).  Research methods.  All Psych Online.  Contents - http://allpsych.com/researchmethods/researchcontents.html Or, if you already purchased this book:  Kerlinger, F. N., & Lee, H. B.  (2000).  Foundations of behavioral researchNew York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston.  Read chapter 30. Or, if you used in CA 517:  Kerlinger, F. N., & Lee, H. B.  (2000).  Foundations of behavioral researchNew York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston.  Read chapter 30. The way Adobe works is you download the desired PDF file to your computer, then open Adobe PDF reader, then use the open option from Adobe to open the file from your computer.  Do NOT open the file on the Internet. 

    Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

    Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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    Course Description:
    This course analyzes the methods used by scholars and practitioners to understand leadership. Starting with the landmark leadership studies at Ohio State, numerous attempts have been made to identify the essential elements involved in leading others. This course examines assessments starting with the 1940s and concluding with current methods. Instead of an additional fee, the student will pay the cost of the leadership inventory at the point of purchase.  3 cr.

    Educational Philosophy:

    I believe that all students can succeed!  For details, see http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#PHILOSOPHY

    Class Assessment:

    There are multiple assessments--including an interview/observation of a leader, weekly tests, a final exam, weekly postings--with a focus on the core assessment through a leadership inventory and plan.  For details, see http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#ASSIGNMENT_WEIGHT

    Grading:

    A standard system of 90-100 percent for an A is used.  One point equals one percent.  A mastery learning system is used so students can revise their work IF the original assignment is submitted on time.  For details, see http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#GRADING

    Late Submission of Course Materials:

    Each assignment weeks 1-7 needs to be submitted by Sunday for a grade.
    All assignments for week 8 must be submitted by Friday for a grade.
     
    Assignments are not accepted after the due date. Extra credit options are available to everyone, which can make up for missed points.  http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#BE_ON_TIME
     
    Each weekly unit's access closes at the end of the Sunday each week.  To access information for study purposes, see lecture materials on the course webpage http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    Students are expected to demonstrate respect and professionalism.  http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#STUDENT_RESPONSIBILITIES0

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    For details, see http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/#SCHEDULE

    Quick Overview

    Read / Review

    Post / Discuss

    Do

    Submit

    Week 1 Mar 19

    __ Kerlinger ch. 20 or other source about statistics & measurement.

    __ Read or review: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Chapter 2 Leadership and Followership Communication Styles

    __ Introduce yourself to the class in the "Fun" link under "Course Home."
    __ Discuss Kouzes & Posner materials.

    __ Discuss real life business example of unethical leadership (e.g., Enron).
    __ Discuss information about measurement.

    Begin work on your Leadership Inventory.

    __ Obtain and begin to complete leadership measure for your core assessment (Self), distribute 10-20 Observer Inventories, read p. 33 of Participant's Workbook.

    __ Distribute and collect measures about you from other people.

    __ Begin this assignment immediately! Make an appointment with someone in a leadership position. Interview the person (use a structured interview), then observe the person in an active leadership role. The exact number of observation hours will depend on what the leader will allow. Observe in meetings, if possible. Analyze the leader and complete at least one leadership measure on the leader. Due Week/Unit 3.

    __ Quiz (extension while getting started--must be completed by end of week 2)

    Week 2 Mar 27

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 1 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 3 Traits, Situational, and Functional Leadership and Chapter 4 Transformational and Charismatic Leadership
    __ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 1-10.

    __ Post discussion or be prepared to discuss ideas in class.

    __ Conduct leadership interview and observation this week, which you will submit week 3.
    __ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson chapter(s) 1 and 2. Complete reflection for your core assessment.

    __ Quiz (must be completed by end of week 2)

    Week 3 April 2

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
    __ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 11-20.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 5 Leadership and Power and Chapter 6 Leadership and Influence

    __ Post discussion or be prepared to discuss ideas in class.

    __ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson chapter(s). Complete reflection.

    __ Submit summary of leadership interview and observation hours: Due this week.
    __ Quiz:

    Week 4 April 9

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
    __ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 21-30.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 7 Leadership in Groups and Teams and Chapter 8 Leadership in Organizations

    __ Post discussion or be prepared to discuss ideas in class.

    __ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson chapter(s). Complete reflection.

    __ Absolute final deadline to revise Interview/Observation Hours assignment for higher quality. No late assignment accepted for any reason.
    __ Quiz:

    Week 5 April 16

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 4 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

    __ Read and discuss Bryce chapters 31-40.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 9 Public Leadership, and Chapter 10 Leadership and Diversity

    __ Post discussion.

    __ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson chapter(s). Complete reflection for your core assessment.
    __ Analyze results of core assessment measure.

    __ Quiz:

    Week 6 April 23

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 5 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 11 Ethical Leadership and Followership
    __Read and discuss Bryce chapters 41-52.

    __ Discussion.



    __ Complete communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson chapter(s). Complete reflection for core assessment.

    __ Core Assessment due.
    __ Quiz:

    Week 7 April 30

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
    __ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 12

    Extra Credit:
    __ Post discussion if you need an additional week's postings.

    Revise your core assessment if needed.

    __ All extra credit, revisions, and optional assignments due.
    __ Quiz:

    Week 8 May 7

    __ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 7 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

    Extra Credit:
    __ Post discussion if you need an additional week's postings.

    __ Review course learning outcomes and practice an explanation of how you can demonstrate that you met each outcome.

    __ Complete final exam. You can only take this once!
    __ Course reflection on weekly assignments and general course work (length and nature of this reflection is the student's choice). Onground students will complete this assignment during class meeting time.
    __ Absolute final deadline FRIDAY to submit revisions of assignments due the second half of the term. No late assignment accepted for any reason.

    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 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24

    Plagiarism:

    Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

    Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

    Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24


    Follow APA style.

    Attendance Policy:

    Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27
    To be counted in attendance, students are expected to contribute each week (e.g., submit assignment, post an assignments, complete a quiz).

    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 .

    Additional Information:

    This course is onine.

     

    See details and updates of the tenative syllabus, schedule, and course information on the course webpage:  http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

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    Last Updated:3/3/2007 8:02:43 PM