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CA 670 Measuring Leadership
McElroy, Diana Boyd


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 2009 DL

Faculty

McElroy, Diana Boyd

Title

Part-time Instructor, Master of Arts in Communication & Leadership Program; Dean of Student Life

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Adult and Higher Education Administration
Certified Instructor, Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies
M.Ed. Higher Education Administration

Office Location

2nd Floor Thompson Student Center

Office Hours

Variable - days and evenings

Daytime Phone

(816)584-6465

E-Mail

Diana.McElroy@Park.edu

Semester Dates

March 16 – May 10, 2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 1.  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.  Apparently, this is not in print anymore, so you may want to find a used copy or buy the pieces individually.  If I learn of another resource – I’ll let the students know.

2.  Hackman, M. Z. & Johnson, C. E. (2004). Leadership: A communication perspective (4th ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. (ISBN 1577662849)

3. Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
 
 Recommended:  American Psychological Association (2005). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (ISBN 1557987912)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
http://www.jimcollins.com/ and additional websites/audio clips/video clips for discussion each week

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:
CA 670 Measuring Leadership: 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. An additional fee is charged.

Educational Philosophy:
Student/Teacher Responsibilities: As a graduate student it’s my expectation that you will accept responsibility for your role in this class – preparing in advance, reading with thought, completing assignments as outlined, and contributing to class discussions. My responsibility is to create a positive learning environment, provide interesting information and experiences, encourage you to develop your own perspective and expertise, and to challenge you. It takes work from both of us to make this a worthwhile experience. In addition, some of our discussions may be controversial and others in the “classroom” may disagree with you. While we each have a right to our own opinions, we must also be respectful of one another. Remember, this is an academic discussion; professionalism is the key. No personal attacks – just a lively interchange! It’s also important to provide documentation when possible – an academic link to “back-up” your perspective. As graduate students, it’s important to realize that your “feelings” are important, but providing academic references in support of your stance is essential! If discussions move out of the academic and someone makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately. Please send me an e-mail or give me a call when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. And, remember - It’s much more productive to have that discussion BEFORE the assignment is due! 

Class Assessment:

40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):

  • LPI printout in electronic form (Written) 50 points
  • LPI plan (Written) 50 points (Must submit the LPI printout in electronic form first.)
  • Hackman & Johnson Measures (Written) 100 points
  • LPI synthesis of results (Written) 200 points

50% Participation - Learning Activities (Discuss/Post):

  • Exemplary Leader Interview summary and oral presentation  50 points
  • Reflection 100 points
  • Weekly assignments, knowledge question presentation, online discussion, video discussion, and class discussion board interaction  350 points

10% Final exam 100 points (No proctor needed)

SUBMIT PART C-- CORE ASSESSMENT LPI Results (Synthesis of work to date) Week 6

Put together everything you have so far in one electronic file (scan documents as needed, plus Word or pdf documents)

Your core assessment project needs the following:

  • Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to Kouzes and Posner definitions.  This element should contain all previously submitted work integrated together into a whole.
  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)
  • Plan and implementation.
  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures.
  • Completed Planner.
  • Completed Workbook.
  • References.
  • Project from Collins book.

Grading:
 40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):

  • LPI printout in electronic form (Written) 50 points
  • LPI plan (Written) 50 points (Must submit the LPI printout in electronic form first.)
  • Hackman & Johnson Measures (Written) 100 points
  • LPI synthesis of results (Written) 200 points

50% Participation - Learning Activities (Discuss/Post):

  • Exemplary Leader Interview summary and oral presentation  50 points
  • Reflection 100 points
  • Weekly assignments, knowledge question presentation, online discussion, video discussion, and class discussion board interaction  350 points

10% Final exam 100 points (No proctor needed)

SUBMIT PART C-- CORE ASSESSMENT LPI Results (Synthesis of work to date) Week 6

Put together everything you have so far in one electronic file (scan documents as needed, plus Word or pdf documents)

Your core assessment project needs the following:

  • Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to Kouzes and Posner definitions.  This element should contain all previously submitted work integrated together into a whole.
  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)
  • Plan and implementation.
  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures.
  • Completed Planner.
  • Completed Workbook.
  • References.
  • Project from Collins book.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 Late Work: It’s my expectation that all course work will be submitted by the due date, by 5:00 pm CST. If you know you will not be able to participate during a particular period, please send me an e-mail in advance. Please plan ahead and start early. You must contact me and make arrangements 24 hours BEFORE the due date. All late work must be completed within one week of the original assignment unless special permission is granted. All late work will be penalized 10%.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be respectful of one another and engage in professional, educational discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
     

Quick Overview for Each Week

Read / Review this week's course materials before going to the discussion board. 

Preparation

Come to the discussion board prepared!

Participation Assignments

LPI Reports Due (Core Assessment)

 See "Assignments" link in lower left of eCollege screen. 

Week 1

Measurement

Week 1 Readings:

 (a) read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 1 Leadership and Communication Chapter 2 Leadership and Followership Communication Styles,

(b) Read chapters 1-3 of Collins book and (c) skim the Kouzes and Posner materials. 

 __ Obtain and begin to complete leadership measure for your core assessment (Self).

__ Distribute and collect 20 Observer Inventories about you from other people. 

 __ Begin this assignment immediately!  Make an appointment with someone who is an exemplary leader.  Interview the person (use a structured interview), then observe the person in an active leadership role.  Assignment details online. 

Due Week 3.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

Jim Collins website: audio & discussion.

Week 2

 

5 Principles

Week 2 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 1 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 3 Traits, Situational, and Functional Leadership and Chapter 4 Transformational and Charismatic Leadership
__ Read Chapters 4-6 of Collins Book

Begin Collins Project (details in “assignment” section.

__ Conduct leadership interview and observation this week, which you will submit and present week 3.
 __ ASAP enter the information into the LPI software, look at your printout, and begin your plan for change.

__ Begin communication and leadership measure(s) in Hackman and Johnson.  Quiz

__ Discussion board

Discuss / Post for first two weeks must be completed by Sunday of week 2.  Access will close at midnight.

Jim Collins website: audio & discussion.

Week 3

Model the Way

Week 3 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read and discuss chapters 7-9 of Collins Book.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 5 Leadership and Power and Chapter 6 Leadership and Influence

__ Work on LPI analysis, workbook, planning.

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


 

__ Submit executive summary of Exemplary Leader Interview, Observation Due Week 3

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students.

__Jim Collins website: audio & discussion.

Week 4

Inspire a Vision

Week 4 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 7 Leadership in Groups and Teams and Chapter 8 Leadership in Organizations

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

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

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board

__ Good to Great project: details in e-College.

__ Submit LPI Software Printout in Electronic Form.  This assignments is required before proceeding in this course.

Week 5

Challenge the Process

Week 5 Readings:

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

__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 9 Public Leadership, and Chapter 10 Leadership and Diversity

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

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

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board

__ Finalize and submit Jim Collins Project – details on e-College.

__ Submit LPI Plan.

Week 6

Enable Others to Act

Week 6 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 5 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 11 Ethical Leadership and Followership



 

__ Work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Review final exam study guide.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board

__ LPI Core Assessment Due

1. Narrative overview.
2. LPI Printout in Electronic Form.
3. Plan and implementation.
4. Synthesis of Hackman and Johnson measures
5. Completed Planner.
6. Completed Workbook.
7. References

8. Project from Collins book.

Week 7

Encourage the Heart

Week 7 Readings:

__ Read Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6 and 7 work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.
__ Read or review course notes on Hackman and Johnson, Chapter 12

_ Prepare reflection presentation:  Review course learning outcomes and practice an oral explanation of how you demonstrated that you met each outcome. 

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board

Week 8

Everyone as Leader

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

__ Self-Check Quiz

__ Discussion board for online students if needed for extra credit.

__ Reflection.  Present 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:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 25

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 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 25


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 for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 29

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:2/26/2009 11:06:32 PM