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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Hipsher, John


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.
CourseHR 422 Organizational Development and Change
SemesterF2Z2004
FacultyHipsher, John
TitleCenter Academic Director
Daytime Phone1-406-727-5915
Other Phone761-7540
E-Mailjohn.hipsher@park.edu
hootlee@imt.net
Semester Dates18 October - 17 December
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
"Organization Development & Change", Cummings & Worley, 7th Edition; Southwestern Publishing Co. ; Copyright 2001.

ISBN   0-324-01987-4

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic 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

Learning Outcomes:
After completion of the course the student will be able
1. Define the term "organization development" and describe
conditions that require organization change and renewal.
2. Describe organization culture and explain how culture effects 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 intergroup techniques contribute to an OD program.
6. Explain how team development is part of an OD program
7. Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.
8. list values underlying underlying ethical OD practices
9. To research, write a paper, and make an oral presentation on an OD related topic.

Course Assessment:
Course assessment will include a mid-term exam, final exam,
homework assignments, as well as one paper and presentation
of the paper. Classroom discussion over the reading assignments and participation in assigned activities will be the basis of the class attendance/participation grade

Grading:
GRADING :  
Midterm Exam           20%
Final Exam             20%
Assignments            20%
Paper                  25%
Participation/Atten    15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments will result in 5 pts for each class date late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class attendance and participation are required and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Attendance will be
taken each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate
reasons are excuseable; however, students must inform the
instructor prior to the absence and make up missed course
work. Students are required to read all assigned material
prior to class and be prepared to discuss the material.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  19 Oct   Chapter 1
21 Oct   Chapter 2,3 Assign # 1
26 Oct   Chapter 4,5,
28 Oct   Chapter 6,7,8
 2 Nov   Chapter 9, 10,11 Assign # 2  
  4 Nov   Review
 9 Nov   Midterm Exam
11 Nov   Chapter 12,13 Assign # 3
16 Nov   Chapter 14
18 Nov   Chapter 15,16
23 Nov   Chapter 17,18 Assign # 4
25 Nov   Chapter 19, 20
30 Nov   Chapter 21,22, 23
 2 Dec   Review
 7 Dec   Final Exam
 9 Dec   Presentations
14 Dec   Presentations
16 Dec   Presentations
               

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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