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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

F2P 2007 MC

Faculty

Dr. Joan E. Aitken

Title

Professor, Communication Arts

Degrees/Certificates

EdD Higher Education, with academic emphasis in Communication
MA Speech, MA Curriculum and Leadership
BA Communication Theory

Office Location

229 Copley

Office Hours

Before class and as posted on door.

Daytime Phone

ext 6785

E-Mail

joan.aitken@park.edu

Web Page

http://onlineacademics.org/CA670/

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

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.  You can make this work with a used copy.
 
Bryce, R.  (2004).  Pipe dreams:  Greed, ego, and the death of Enron.  New York:  PublicAffairs.

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.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
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. 

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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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 1940's and concluding with current methods. 3:0:3
 
The focus is on exemplary leadership practices as defined by Kouzes and Posner and other peer-reviewed research.

Educational Philosophy:
http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#PHILOSOPHY

Class Assessment:

LPI Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):  59 points or 59%

  • Hackman & Johnson Measures  5

  • LPI printout  10

  • LPI plan  10

  • LPI results 24

  • LPI and Course Reflection  10

Learning Activities:   41 points or 41%

  • Interview summary (Exemplary Leader)  5

  • Film presentation about leadership 5

  • Weekly quiz & class participation.  31

Extra Credit:  9 points (9%)  Final exam

Grading:

There are 100 points possible in the course, plus extra credit points. 
 
90-100 = A
80-89.99 = B
70-79.99 = C
60-69.99 = D
Below 60 = F

Please revise within a week to meet 90% competency level = R

Late Submission of Course Materials:
http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Quick Overview

Read / Review

Post / Discuss

Video

Preparation

Submit

Onground due as hardcopy at beginning of class meeting.

Week 1

Week 1 Readings:

 

__ If you have your books, (a) read or review Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Chapter 2 Leadership and Followership Communication Styles, (b) begin the Bryce book on Enron, and (c) skim the Kouzes and Posner materials. 

 

 

I highly recommend watching the film “Smartest Guys in the Room.”    This research based film about Enron will help clarify the complicated years of the company’s destruction and bring to life the key people involved.  You can rent it from your local library for free or your local video store.  Take notes and you’ll have enough information to talk about Enron all term.  Even if you plan to read the Bryce book, you’ll like this film.

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 3.

 

Week 2

Week 2 Readings:

__ 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.

__ Discuss readings and measures.

 

__ 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

Week 3

Week 3 Readings:

__ 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

__ Discuss readings and measures.
 

 

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

__ Submit executive summary of  interview and observation hours of a K & P exemplary leader:  Due this week. 
__ Quiz

Week 4

Week 4 Readings:

__ 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

__ Discuss readings and measures.

 

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

__ Submit LPI Printout.
__ Quiz 

Week 5

Week 5 Readings:

__ 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

__ Discuss readings and measures.

 

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

__ Submit LPI Plan.

__ Quiz

 

Week 6

Week 6 Readings:

__ 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.

 

__ Discuss readings and measures.

 



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

__ LPI Results--synthesis of work to date--due.
__ Quiz

Week 7

Week 7 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6 and 7 work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read: Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 12

Extra Credit:
__ Discuss readings and measures.

 

Revise your core assessment if needed.

__ Final Exam.

Week 8

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

Extra Credit:
__ Discuss readings and measures.

 

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


__ Submit course and LPI reflection on how you measure up to the Kouzes and Posner leadership model. Use all 8 weeks to work, so do not submit early!

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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26

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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28

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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Last Updated:10/9/2007 4:40:23 PM