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HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change
Jones, John R.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change

Semester

F1B 2011 BL

Faculty

Jones, John R. Jr.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, (HRDV emphasis), Webster University
BS (Business Adminsitration) Park University

Office Hours

Monday - Friday  0900-1700 (9am-5pm)

Daytime Phone

915.491.1119

E-Mail

john.jones05@park.edu

jjones@3n2sports.com

Semester Dates

15 Aug- 9 Oct

Class Days

Tu-Th

Class Time

7:40- 10:10

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Brown, D. (2011). An experiential approach to organizational development. (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-610689-0

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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:

Learning is centered on the student therefore all activities focus on course outcomes and the student, as the student is responsible for learning those outcomes. The instructor is responsible for presenting the course learning objectives in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on those outcomes. Further, the instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented during the course. Students will have the opportunity to articulate their knowledge of course outcomes by building a student portfolio, posting responses, participating in group discussions, and other forms of assessment.

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. Explain Corporate Culture and how it impacts an organization
  2. Describe the (5) stages of Organization Development
  3. Explain what is meant by Laboratory Learning and its desired outcome
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Grading:

Item / Assignment

Points

Class Participation/Discussion Threads (10%)

100

Homework Assignments -2 (20%)

200

Mid Term Examination-(20%)

200

Oral Presentations -2 (20%)

200

Final Examination (30%)

300

Total Points Possible

1000

 

Grading:

Letter Grades

Points

Grade

1000 - 900

A

900 - 800

B

800 - 700

C

700 - 600

D

Less than 600

F
























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:
All course assignments must be submitted on or before the dates indicated in the syllabus, to include examinations.  In the event a personal conflict interferes with the timing of the required assignment date, arrangements can be made for early submission.  Unforeseen extreme circumstances will be addressed case by case.  Exceptions are not to be presumed granted regardless of situation.

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 be an active participant in the class.Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Each absence will require a make-up assignment. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

Tuesday, Aug 16: Administrative notes

Course overview and requirements; discuss students ‘outcome expectations.

Homework Assignment (1 of 2): OD Skills Simulation 1.1, page 19: Auditioning for the Saturday Night Live Guest Host Spot. Due Date Aug 23, deposit in the respective eCompanion Dropbox. Use format on page 20, you are interviewing yourself.

Thursday, Aug 18: Read Chapter 1, pages 3-17. Organization Development and Reinventing the Organization.  

Instructions: Answer the 7 review questions on page 18 by taking notes. Be prepared to discuss them and participate in discussion at the beginning of class using only your notes.

Week 2

Tuesday, Aug 23: Read Chapter 2, pages 32-45. Organization Renewal: The Challenge of Change.

Instructions: Answer the 6 review questions on page 46 by taking notes. Be prepared to discuss them and participate in discussion at the beginning of class using only your notes.

Thursday, Aug 25: Read Chapter 3, pages 62-72. Changing the Culture and Chapter 4, pages 87-103. Role and Style of OD Practitioner.

Instructions: Be prepared to actively participate in class discussion covering these two chapters.

Week 3

Tuesday, Aug 30: Read Chapter 5, pages 116-132. The Diagnostic Process and Chapter 6, pages 144-158 Overcoming Resistance to Change.

Instructions: Be prepared to actively discuss this chapter in class. 

Assignment: Oral presentation topics submission. Each student will select a section from the McAfee Memorial Library and give a 12-17 minute presentation on it. Detailed instructions will be listed in the corresponding eCompanion Dropbox. (3-4 slides) one 3/5 index card permitted for notes. Presentations begin Sep 13 by random selection.

Thursday, Sep 1: Read Chapter 7, pages 175-184. OD Intervention Strategies and Chapter 8, pages 198-205. Process Intervention Skills.

Assignment: Mid Term Examination to be submitted via eCompanion. Mid Term will cover chapters 1-8. Test questions will be posted in corresponding Dropbox Friday, Sep 2: Due Date for submission is Midnight MST Monday, Sep 5. See additional information on test format in corresponding Dropbox.-

Week 4

Tuesday, Sep 6: Read Chapter 9, pages 223-236. Employee Empowerment and Interpersonal Interventions.

Instructions: Be prepared to actively discuss this chapter in class. 

Grades for Mid Term will be posted on eCompanion prior to class. There will be a short review of test questions and answers at the beginning of class.

Thursday, Sep 8: Read Chapter 10, pages 261-277. Team Development Interventions.

Instructions: Be prepared to actively discuss this chapter in class. 

Homework Assignment (2 of 2): OD Skills Simulation 10.1, page 279: Organization Task and Process. This will be a group assignment. Details will be outlined in the corresponding Dropbox. Due Date is Sep 13, deposit assignment in the respective eCompanion Dropbox.

Oral Presentations begin: See instructions in respective eCompanion Dropbox for specific instructions on grading criteria.

Week 5

Tuesday, Sep 13: Read Chapter 11, pages 294-304. Intergroup Development and Chapter 12, pages 319-326. Goal Setting for Effective Organizations

Instructions: Be prepared to actively participate in class discussion covering these two chapters.

Oral Presentations continue.

Week 6

Sep 20 and Sep 22 will be conducted via eCompanion. The discussion questions will come from Chapters 13 and 14, Pages 341-354 and 375-385. Work Team Development and High Performing Systems and The Learning Organization, respectively.

Week 7

Tuesday, Sep 27:

Read Chapter 16, pages 420-429. The Challenge and the Future for Organizations.

Instructions: Be prepared to actively discuss this chapter in class. 

Completion of oral presentations.

Week 8

Tuesday, Oct 4:

Recap of entire course: Be prepared to discuss: Did you accomplish your goals?

Preview Final Examination: 40 questions, open book/open notes.

Thursday, Oct 6:

Course critique.

Final Exam, Good luck!

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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 .


Attachments:
Class Rubric

HR 422 Class Rubric.docx

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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