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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
Aubrey, John W.


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HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
John Aubrey, PHR

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 Development and Change MN
Semester Summer 2005
Faculty John Aubrey, PHR
Title Adjunct Faculty Instructor
Degrees/Certificates Master of Administration, Central Michigan
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York
Certified Human Resource Professional
Certified BAT and BAT Trainer
Certified Collector and Collector Trainer
Daytime Phone (701) 857-6018
Other Phone (701) 852-2036
E-Mail mbc@minot.com


Semester Dates June 6, 2005 to July 31, 2005
Class Days Thursdays
Class Time 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Organizations: behavior, structure, process; Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, Konopaske; 12th Edition; ISBN 0-07-2987170
Textbooks can be purchased though the Minot AFB Office

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: private and public sector organizations.
Educational Philosophy:
Student will find a variety of instructional techniques used by the instructor: text, videos, lecture, PowerPoint presentations, classroom exercises, discussion, student presentations, and examinations concerning Organizational Development and Change. All students are expected to participate during classroom discussion, current events research, and other classroom activities. Students are expected to attend all classes since many of the “real life” examples will assist in the retention of information.
Learning Outcomes:
1.Define the term “organization development” and explain what changing conditions require organization change and renewal.
2.Describe organization culture as it relates to development and core values and explain how it affects the behavior of individuals.
3.Describe the stages of organization development.
4.Identify the ways groups/teams cope with change.
5.List three ways interpersonal, team, and other group 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.
Course Assessment:
A. Four or five written tests
B. Written Papers/Class Presentations – short and long
C. Classroom Participation

This is a course encompassing the topic of organizational development and change. It is extremely important for students to share ideas and experiences from their work and personal lives in order to enhance the learning environment. Some of the information shared may be sensitive and for this reason, there should be a high degree of confidentiality. Additionally, the papers and presentations represent a major portion of the course grade and every effort should be made to research, format, and present quality and accurate information. Short papers and presentation will encompass specific areas of discussion as we go through the text. Current Events weekly will be solicited regarding Organization Development issues.
Grading:
Exam – 100 points per Exam
Short Papers/ Exercises – 25 points each
Short Presentations – 25 points each
Major Paper – 100 points each
Major Presentation - 100 points each
Class Participation – 10 points per week

Grading Scale:

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 59 and below or 3 unexcused absences
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All efforts must be made by the student to ensure that assignments are submitted on time. If a student expects to be absent, contact with the instructor must be made in order for the assignment to receive full credit. If a late submission is expected, contact the instructor as soon as possible. Unexecused late assignment submissions may be accepted, however, a 10% reduction per day will be assessed.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Thursday, 9 June 2005
Introductions/Syllabus/Orientation
Chapters 1 & 2

Week 2 – Thursday, 16 June 2005
Chapters 3 - 5

Week 3 – Thursday, 23 June 2005
Chapters 6 - 8
Test Chapters 1 – 4
Week 4 – Thursday, 30 June 2005
Chapters 9 -11

Week 5 – Thursday, 7 July 2005
Chapters 12 & 13
Test Chapters 5 - 8
Week 6 – Thursday, 14 July 2005
Chapters 14 & 15
Test Chapters 9 - 12
Week 7 – Thursday, 21 July 2005
Chapters 16 & 17
Test Chapters 13 - 17
Week 8 – Thursday, 28 July 2005
Major Papers and 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
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 term of enrollment.
2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the 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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