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CA 492 Capstone:Organizational Ldrshp
Heckman, Caroline


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Course

CA 492 Capstone:Organizational Ldrshp

Semester

F2T 2012 DL

Faculty

Heckman, Caroline

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA- Western Illinois University
BA-Truman State University

Office Hours

MW 9:30-11:00 F 9:30-11:00 & 2:00-4:00

Daytime Phone

816-679-8628

E-Mail

caroline.heckman02@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 22- December 16, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

  • Hackman, M. Z. & Johnson, C. E. (2009). Leadership: A communication perspective (5th ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. ISBN 1577665791
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Sarr, R.Z. (1996). The art of framing: Managing the language of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0-7879-0181-4
  • American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0562-2

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Course Description:
CA492 Capstone:Organizational Leadership; pre-req are CA233,CA235, CA490F: A course that explores contemporary organizations and the percasiveness of communiation in all aspects of organizational life. It will emphaize the role of the leader in problem solving and decision making. 3:0:3

Class Assessment:
Grading:

500 points roughly divided into the following areas:

Comprehensive essay exam— 100 points (20%) Participation/Homework 200 points (40%)

Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.

Personal Leadership Model Paper--- 100 points (20%)

The personal leadership model paper will include a review of the literature on one theory or model of leadership that the student believes best demonstrates his or her own personal leadership. Following the lit review will be an outline of the student’s own personal philosophy of leadership with references back to the model/theory in the literature review. The final section of the paper should demonstrate an application of concepts from the theory or model of choice within the context of the students chosen field. For example a student majoring in education may write a paper on how their personal leadership model/theory, based upon the theory of transformational leadership, will be implemented with regard to issues such as curricular reform at the local level. Students majoring in business might develop a personal model, based upon servant leadership theory, on how to manage a career that acknowledges the importance of thoughtful citizenship while promoting consumption. The paper will be approximately 10-15 double-spaced pages in length.

Intercultural Leadership Presentation--- 100 points (20%)

The goal of this assignment is to extend the internationalization of the minor. The presentation will focus on leadership in an international (or American co-cultural) setting. The presentations should include biographical information about one leader and his/her public communication and leadership characteristics, how the culture and political climate of a region affects this leader, and an evaluation of the leader’s likely success and adaptation should he/she become a leader in the United States. In a group of two to four, develop a multi-media presentation (Power Point or something similar) with accompanying narration that lasts about 10 minutes. The group must also develop handouts summarizing the information in your presentation.

Grading scale:

450-500 points = A; 400-449 points = B; 350-399 points = C; 300- 349 points D; below 300 points = failing

 
Criteria Points
Comprehensive essay exam- 20% 100
Participation/Homework- 40% (Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.)

  • Defining
200
Personal Leadership Model, Literature Review & Presentation-20% 100
Intercultural Leadership Presentation-1(20%) 100
Total 500
Grading Scale

A = 100-90% = 500 - 450 points
B = 89-80% = 449 - 400 points
C = 79-70% = 399 - 350 points
D = 69-60% = 349 - 300 points
F = less than 60% = less than 300 points

Course Policies 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 .

Online Etiquette

All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Netiquette is a set of guidelines for how individuals communicate over the Internet. The important concept here is that students respect one another. http://www.albion.com/netiquette/

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 Graduate Catalog

Plagiarism

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 Graduate Catalog

Attendance

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 Graduate Catalog

  • Emergency room, hospital stay, and death of immediate family ( e.g., father, mother, siblings, grandparents) are only exceptions of the point deduction and the three absences rule that are explained above. Adequate documentation of the event must be provided at the next class session to the instructor’s satisfaction.

Grading:
Grading:

500 points roughly divided into the following areas:

Comprehensive essay exam— 100 points (20%) Participation/Homework 200 points (40%)

Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.

Personal Leadership Model Paper--- 100 points (20%)

The personal leadership model paper will include a review of the literature on one theory or model of leadership that the student believes best demonstrates his or her own personal leadership. Following the lit review will be an outline of the student’s own personal philosophy of leadership with references back to the model/theory in the literature review. The final section of the paper should demonstrate an application of concepts from the theory or model of choice within the context of the students chosen field. For example a student majoring in education may write a paper on how their personal leadership model/theory, based upon the theory of transformational leadership, will be implemented with regard to issues such as curricular reform at the local level. Students majoring in business might develop a personal model, based upon servant leadership theory, on how to manage a career that acknowledges the importance of thoughtful citizenship while promoting consumption. The paper will be approximately 10-15 double-spaced pages in length.

Intercultural Leadership Presentation--- 100 points (20%)

The goal of this assignment is to extend the internationalization of the minor. The presentation will focus on leadership in an international (or American co-cultural) setting. The presentations should include biographical information about one leader and his/her public communication and leadership characteristics, how the culture and political climate of a region affects this leader, and an evaluation of the leader’s likely success and adaptation should he/she become a leader in the United States. In a group of two to four, develop a multi-media presentation (Power Point or something similar) with accompanying narration that lasts about 10 minutes. The group must also develop handouts summarizing the information in your presentation.

Grading scale:

450-500 points = A; 400-449 points = B; 350-399 points = C; 300- 349 points D; below 300 points = failing

Point Distribution and Grading Scale
Criteria Points
Comprehensive essay exam- 20% 100
Participation/Homework- 40% (Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.)

  • Defining Leadership
  • Leadership Evaluation
  • Defending definitions debate
  • Leadership in the Movies Paper
  • Paper Proposal
  • Literature Review Draft
  • Lit Review Peer Editing
  • Personal Connection Paper
  • Personal Connection Peer Editing
  • Application Paper
  • Rough Draft Personal Leadership Paper
  • Application Paper peer editing
200
Personal Leadership Model, Literature Review & Presentation-20% 100
Intercultural Leadership Presentation-1(20%) 100
Total
Grading Scale

A = 100-90% = 500 - 450 points
B = 89-80% = 449 - 400 points
C = 79-70% = 399 - 350 points
D = 69-60% = 349 - 300 points
F = less than 60% = less than 300 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments will not be accepted past the due date/time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Etiquette

All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Netiquette is a set of guidelines for how individuals communicate over the Internet. The important concept here is that students respect one another. http://www.albion.com/netiquette/

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One: Introduction to leadership

READ— Hackman and Johnson chaps. 1 and 12
Thayer, L. (1988). Leadership/Communication: A critical review and a modest proposal. In G.M. Goldhaber & G. A. Barnett (Eds.) Handbook of organizational communication (pp. 231-263). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
DUE—Leadership self-evaluation, Defining leadership paper, Select international leadership report group and leader, Discussion, Watch a leadership movie for discussion next week

Week Two: Theories of leadership

DUE—Leadership in the movies paper, Discussion
READ—Hackman and Johnson chaps. 2-4

Week Three: Leading through communication-- Framing

DUE—Paper proposal; Discussion
READ—Fairhurst & Sarr, Chaps. 1-5 AND Framing article from examples

Week Four: Leading through communication-- Framing

DUE— Literature review for Personal Leadership paper; Discussion
READ— Fairhurst & Sarr, Chaps. 6- epilog

Week Five: Leadership in context: Leading organizations, groups and the public

DUE—Personal Connection section of Personal Leadership paper; Discussion
READ— Hackman and Johnson chaps. 7-9, 13

Week Six: Intercultural leadership presentations

DUE—Application section of Personal Leadership paper, group presentations, Discussion
READ— student handouts/presentations

Week Seven: Issues in leadership—power, ethics, and diversity

DUE—Rough draft of personal leadership paper; peer editing; ethics paper; Discussion
READ—Hackman and Johnson chaps. 5-6 and 10-11

Week Eight: Conclusions

DUE— Final Exam; Discussion; Personal Leadership Paper
READ—Clutterbuck, D. & Hirst, S. (2002). Leadership communication: A status report. Journal of Communication Management, 6, 351-5.

Point Distribution and Grading Scale
Criteria Points
Comprehensive essay exam- 20% 100
Participation/Homework- 40% (Weekly assignments/discussions/activities worth 10 points each.)

  • Defining Leadership
  • Leadership Evaluation
  • Defending definitions debate
  • Leadership in the Movies Paper
  • Paper Proposal
  • Literature Review Draft
  • Lit Review Peer Editing
  • Personal Connection Paper
  • Personal Connection Peer Editing
  • Application Paper
  • Rough Draft Personal Leadership Paper
  • Application Paper peer editing
200
Personal Leadership Model, Literature Review & Presentation-20% 100
Intercultural Leadership Presentation-1(20%) 100
Total

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 95-96

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 95

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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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