ED563 Leadrshp & Policy in Adult Educ.

for U1P 2011

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The School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

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ED 563 Leadrshp & Policy in Adult Educ.


U1P 2011 DLA


Dennis, Kay S.


Assistant Professor of Adult Education


Ed.D., NC State University
M.S.N., East Carolina  University
B.S.N., University of Kentucky

Office Location

Beaufort, NC (Online)

Office Hours

Online; anytime 8:00 – 6:00 M-F. Other times as arranged.

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

skype  kdennis



Semester Dates

6 June - 31 July, 2011

Class Days


Class Time



ED 500, 538, 554

Credit Hours


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.

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/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

Course Description:

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

  1. Identify a personal leadership style;
  2. Develop a personal leadership improvement plan;
  3. Define ethics and policy as it relates to adult education and training;
  4. Identify the key stakeholders in an organization;
  5. Conduct an environmental scan to determine policy development;
  6. Identify local and national officials which affect ones program

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 The course features 5 primary activities

 Exchange Assignments (weeks 1,3,5,7)

 SWOT and PEST Analysis (week 2)

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



Learning Activity



Week Assigned


Point Value



1, 3, 5, 7

25 points each = 100 pts.

SWOT & PEST Analyses


25 points each = 50 pts.

Presentation of Cultural Analysis


50 points

InnoCentive Proposal


50 points

Personal Leadership Plan


50 points

(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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Topics & Outcomes


Guest Speakers

Due Tuesday

Due Thursday

Due Sunday

Week 1

Outcome 1:

Connecting in Transformative Times

ILO: 3,4


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

Week 2

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

Select readings

Complete SWOT Analysis

Complete PEST Analysis

Week 3

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

Post Exchange

Complete Exchange Evaluation

Week 4

ILO: 3,4,5


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

Midterm Evaluation

Week 5

ILO: 1,2

Rethinking Innovation

Charles Leadbeater on Innovation

Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv

Steve Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From

Review guest lectures

Select readings

Post Exchange

Post InnoCentive Project selection

Post Exchange Evaluation

Week 6

ILO: 5

Creativity and innovation


Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto

Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Children

Review guest lectures

Identify InnoCentive Project

Post InnoCentive Proposal

Peer Review of InnoCentive Project

Week 7

ILO: 2

Educational Innovations


Emily Pilloton: Teaching Design for Change

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution

Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education

Review guest lecturers

Select readings

Post Exchange

Post Exchange Evaluation

Post Reflection

Week 8

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

Course Evaluation

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

Attendance Policy:

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 .

Additional Information:

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