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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 563 Leadrshp & Policy in Adult Educ.
U1P 2011 DLA
Dennis, Kay S.
Assistant Professor of Adult Education
Ed.D., NC State UniversityM.S.N., East Carolina UniversityB.S.N., University of Kentucky
Beaufort, NC (Online)
Online; anytime 8:00 – 6:00 M-F. Other times as arranged.
6 June - 31 July, 2011
ED 500, 538, 554
Textbook: There are no texts required for this course. However, you are required to purchase a $95 license for Country Navigator software. See http://www.countrynavigator.com
Additional Resources: As provided in the course.
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This course will examine individual and professional leadership development for administrators of adult education and training programs. Ethical and policy implications of Federal and local decisions on leadership and management of programs will also be explored.
Educational Philosophy: As an educator I guide, facilitate and support learning by creating a positive and interactive environment, focusing on important aspects of the course, clarifying performance expectations, encouraging reflection on your part, and assessing and acknowledging your achievements.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The course features 5 primary activities:
2. Cultural Analysis and Board Presentation (week 4)
3. InnoCentive Proposal (week 6)
4. Personal Leadership Plan (week 8)
5. Grading Scale: A = 270-300 points B = 240-269 point C = 210-239 points
1, 3, 5, 7
25 points each = 100 pts.
SWOT & PEST Analyses
25 points each = 50 pts.
Presentation of Cultural Analysis
Personal Leadership Plan
(Final Course Grade)
300 points total (available)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Due to the brevity of the term, late assignments are accepted only in emergency situations and at the discretion of the Instructor. If you encounter difficulty, please contact me at once to discuss. All approvals for late submission must be discussed prior to the assignment due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Courtesy, mutual respect, professionalism and punctuality are expected at all times. Slang and and carelessly written material are not accepted.
Topics & Outcomes
Connecting in Transformative Times
Chris Andersen on How Web Video Powers Global Innovation
Richard Baranuik on Open-Source Learning
Michael Wesch on Mediated Culture
Create LinkedIn account/profile & group
Identify classmate to introduce
Post intro. of a classmate
Post Exchange Assignment
Complete Exchange Evaluation
ILO: 2, 3, 5
Exploring Strategy and Analysis
Roch Parayre on Strategic Planning
Daniel Pink on the Science of Motivation
Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce
Review guest lectures
Complete SWOT Analysis
Complete PEST Analysis
ILO: 2, 3
Diversity in Leadership
Itay Talgam: Lead Like the Great Conductors
Fields Wicker Miurin: Learning from Leadership’s Missing Manual
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Review guest lectures
Select and complete readings
Exploring Cultural Perspectives
Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West and the Myths that Mystify
Ian Goldin: Navigating Our Global Future
Thomas Friedman on the World is Flat
Review guest lectures
(NOTE: teams for the presentation groups will be assigned by the instructor)
Submit Cultural Analysis and Action Plan (dropbox)
Present Cultural Analysis to team
Charles Leadbeater on Innovation
Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv
Steve Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From
Post InnoCentive Project selection
Post Exchange Evaluation
Creativity and innovation
Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto
Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Children
Identify InnoCentive Project
Post InnoCentive Proposal
Peer Review of InnoCentive Project
Emily Pilloton: Teaching Design for Change
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution
Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education
Review guest lecturers
ILO: 3, 5
Integrity, Humanity, and Meaning
Chris Abani muses on Humanity
Krista Tippett on Reconnecting with Compassion
Rich Warren: On a Life of Purpose
Review guest lecturers
Complete Personal Leadership Plan
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24
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 .
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