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HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change
Robinson, Lillian R.


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.

Course

HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change

Semester

F2U 2009 LU

Faculty

Robinson, Lillian R.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M. A. Human Resources
B. S. Occupational Education

Office Location

Goodyear, Arizona

Office Hours

8:00 a. m.  - 5:00 p. m.

Daytime Phone

602-417-9218

Other Phone

623-297-1610

E-Mail

lillian.robinson@park.edu

lrobinson42@cox.net

lillian.robinson@blm.gov

Semester Dates

October 19 - December 13, 2009

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

4:50 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

Hr 353, Hr 422a

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

An Experiential Approach to Orgranization Development (7th ed)
 
Donal R. Brown and Don Harvey
 
ISBN:  0-13-144168-X

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
HR 422 Organizational Development and Change: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basis 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. Prerequisites: HR353, HR421and MG 365

Educational Philosophy:
To actively engage students in the learning process through guided dicusssions, scenarios, research, role-playing and critical thinking exercises, group projects, and real-life human resources issues.  The instructor will create every opportunity for students to conceptualize and effectively approach an organization's development.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  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 inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.
  6. Describe the (5) major forces in the change process.
  7. Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.
  8. Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the how organization can overcome resistance to change
  2. Describe how organization can diagnose the problems of an organization
  3. Goal Setting for effective organizations
  4. Team development and understanding the team concept
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Students are required to read all assigned  material and be prepared to discuss review questions and exercises as they relate to the text and special projects.  Students will select a topic related to the course and write a y page paper (APA) and present a 10 minute oral presentation of its content and explain the effects/impacts as it relates to the development of an organization.  In addition, to the mid-term (open book) and final exams (closed book), students will bring a relevant article each week to be discussed in class. 

Grading:

Gradews will be determined by a total point system.  Students can earn a total of 100 points for the course.  There will be no make-up work for this class.  Assignments are due on the due date.  No assignment will be accepted after the course ends.
 
90.- 100  A
 
89 - 80   B
 
79 - 70   C
 
69 - 60   D
 
59 and below is failing
Mid - Term (closed book) 30 points
Final Exam (open book) 30 points
Oral/Written Presentation 20 points
Articles       10 points
Class participation 10 points
 
 
 
 

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course work submitted after the due date is late.  Submission of late course work will result in a 10 point deduction of each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade.  Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to actively participate in discussions.  Student's participation will be reflected in the final grade.  Attendance will be taken and is a part of student's final grade.  Students must notify the instructor in advance and make arrangements for being absent and missing assignments.  Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office.  If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact instructor at either of the telephone numbers or email addresses.  Students are expected to show mutual respect for the instructor and other students' opinions throughout the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


October 21,
Introductions
 
Chapter 1, Organization Development and Reinventing the Organization
Chapter 2, Organization Renewal:  The Challenge of Change
 
October 28,  
Chapter 3, Changing the Culture
Chapter 4, Role and Style of the OD Practitioner
Articles are due
Topics for paper are due
 
November 4,
Chapter 5, The Diagnostic Process
Chapter 6, Overcoming Resistance to Change
Articles are due
 
November 11,
Chapter 7,  Process Intervention Skills
Chapter 8, OD Intervention Strategies
Articles are due
 
November 18,
Chapter 9, Employee Empowerment Interventions
Chapter 10, Team Development Interventions
Mid-Terms handed out
 
November 25,
Chapter 11, Intergroup Development Interventions
Chapter 12, Goal Setting for Effective Organizations
 
 
December 2,
Chapter 13, Work Team Development
Chapter 14, High-Performing Systems and the Learning Organization
Chapter 15, Organization Transformation and Strategic Change
Chapter 16, The Challenge and the Future for Organizations
Oral Presentation are due
 
December 9,
Final Exam
 
 
 

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.

  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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Presents comparisons and contrasts more than three OD consultant styles and explains the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Presents a comparison of three basic styles and contrasts the respective styles methods of intervention Presents a comparison of less than three basic styles and/or fails to completely contrast the respective styles methods of intervention, or provides inaccurate information. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in organizations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Submits a description and explanation as described in the textbook, but then expands on the definition to include examples and/or alternate views. Submits a description and explanation as described in the textbook. Submits an inaccurate or incomplete description and/or explanation as described in the textbook. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Provides a list of three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and gives examples to support each method's use.

 
Provides a list of three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.

 
Provides a list of less than three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program or presents wrong or inaccurate information.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Define the term “organization development” and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Defines the term “organization development” and describes conditions that require organization change and renewal, using the information from the textbook, but then presenting examples and alternate definitions or viewpoints about conditions.

 
Based on the textbook's information, defines the term “organization development” and describes conditions that require organization change and renewal.

 
Fails to define the term “organization development” and/or describe conditions that require organization change and renewal accurately or completely.
 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe the (5) major forces in the change process                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Describes the (5) major forces in the change process and expands the description to include alternate outcomes, and/or surrounding conditions.

 
Describes the (5) major forces in the change process

 
Describes less than the (5) major forces in the change process or provides wrong or inaccurate description.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Identifies the three basic Organization Development intervention techniques and then expands on each techniques approach to identify the strengths and weaknesses to each technique.

 
Identifies three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.

 
Identifies less than three basic Organization Development intervention techniques or provides wrong or inaccurate data.

 
No significant answer or unrelated material 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Lists three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and describes how each way may be used in different situations.

 
Lists three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.

 
Lists less than three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program and/or provides wrong or inaccurate data.


 
No significant answer or unrelated material 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Identify the ways groups cope with change.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Identifies three or more ways groups cope with change and describes long term outcomes of each method.

 
Identifies three ways groups cope with change.

 
Identifies less than three ways groups cope with change and/or provides wrong or inaccurate data.


 
No significant answer or unrelated material 

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