HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change
F1T 2009 DLA
Masters in Human Resources DevelopmentMasters in ManagementBS in Social Sciences
9AM - 6 PM
08/17/2009 to 10/11/2009
Online Weekly As Required by University Policy
Textbook: Harvey, Don & Brown, Donald R. An Experiential Approach to Organizational Development, Prentice Hall, INC., 2006, 7th Edition, New York (ISBN: 013144168X)
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Educational Philosophy: Welcome to Organizational Development and Change (HR 422). The goal of the course is to provide you with some practical knowledge and common sense approaches to organizational development and change. As Harvey and Brown, note: "Change is avalanching down upon our heads and most people are utterly unprepared to cope with it."
We will approach our course with lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites and writings. My goal is to engage each learner in what is referred to as disputations learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. At the end of our time together, I hope we have met all of your expectations and more.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: In addition to the mid term and final examinations, students are required to prepare a research paper and write the solution to three cases. It is recommended that the topic selected for the term paper be related to topics in the course. This effort must be an original for the course. The subject must be chosen no later than the second week of class. The written project should be at least ten pages in length, double-spaced in Micosoft Word. The paper needs to be grammatically correct and in accordance with APA publication style. The paper should have footnotes, or end notes, to show the references used. The paper is due in the 7th week of the course. The cases will be written and turned in on the dates assigned by your instructor.
Grading: Discussion 21 points
Group Work 3 points
Quizzes 16 points
Midterm 10 points
Research Paper 20
Final Exam 30 points
TOTAL POINTS: 100 Points possible
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: It is important to remember that taking courses in an online environment pose special problems in communication of ideas and through use of terminology that may be unfamiliar to your classmates. Statements can be taken out of context and may result in conflicts that could hinder a student's ability to successfully complete the course, or alter their desire to continue taking online courses. Therefore, it is critical that all students abide by the rules of online etiquette when posting to questions or other student responses. The use of acronyms or online "slang" is not considered appropriate for this forum. The student is expected to express themselves in a scholarly, intelligent, and professional manner at all times. Professional conduct is expected by all students at all times, as well as, a tolerance and acceptance of other ideas and beliefs. We will respect and treat each other as we would want to be treated. We will adhere to all University Policy regarding proper conduct, to include honesty/plagiarism.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Course Schedule:
Week Chapters Assignments/Assessments Due Dates
1 1-2-3 Homework Sunday
2 4-5-6 Homework Sunday
3 7-8 Homework Sunday
4 - Mid Term Sunday
5 9-10 Homework Sunday
6 11-12-13 Homework Sunday
7 14-15-16 Homework Sunday
8 Final Scheduled with Proctor
NOTES: Instructor reserves the right to adjust this schedule as necessary. Case Studies will be assigned. Topic for Term paper is due NLT 2nd week of class. Papers are due NLT 7th Week of class.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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Last Updated:8/9/2009 11:50:04 PM