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ED 514 Foundations of Educational Admin
Emery, Ramona Ann


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.

School For Education Mission Statement
The School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.



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.

School For Education Vision Statement
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.

Park University School for Education  Conceptual Framework


Course

ED 514 Foundations of Educational Admin

Semester

F1P 2012 EDX

Faculty

Emery, Ramona Ann

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS, Social Work, Kanas State University
M.ED, University of Oklahoma
Ed.D.(c) University of Phoenix

Office Hours

by request

Daytime Phone

816-225-0787

Other Phone

816-532-8997

E-Mail

ramona.emery@park.edu

emeryr@smithville.k12.mo.us

ramonaemery@gmail.com

Class Days

TBD

Class Time

TBD

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Green, R. (2009). Practicing the art of leadership: A problem-based approach to implementing the ISLLC standards (3rd ed.). Pearson Education Inc. ISBN:13:978-0-13-159973-4

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:
ED 514 Foundations of Educational Administration: Designed to give the prospective school leader a historical perspective of the evolution of educational systems and governance and the role of the principal in guiding schools through the political, social, cultural and economic processes which impact American education. (A 10 hour field experience component is required.)

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical perspective of education in the United States and its role in developing and preserving a democratic society.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical laws, statues, and policies and their effects on education.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various political, social, cultural, and economic systems as they affect public education.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of local, state, national, and global issues in the educational systems and their application to the process of teaching and learning.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of education for all people in a democratic society and the significance of diversity, equity, and access to a free public education.
  6. Analyze models of organizational structure, including the classical, bureaucratic, and participatory management, and explain how the social systems model can be applied to educational organizations.
  7. Analyze different leadership styles; evaluate their own leadership skills, abilities and attributes; and articulate a personal leadership style.
  8. Demonstrate an effective decision making process.
  9. Demonstrate effective communication practices.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment - Individual Report/Presentations -The student will write a 8-10 page paper related to an educational leadership issue of his/her choice. The student will also present the paper orally to the class (15 - 20 minutes). The paper, including a References page with a minimum of 5 sources, will be due at the end of the class period following the oral presentation (weeks six through eight). The paper, in addition to reference information, should include a discussion of the issue and the student’s personal reactions. An outline of the presentation should be provided to other course participants. (150 points)

·        Outline of Topic (Organization, Development, Structure) – 5 points

·        Discussion of the Issue (Identification of the issue; the reason for its importance; pros, cons, opposing viewpoints; historical perspectives and related policies; democratic principles involved; political, social, cultural, and economic relationships; equity and diversity issues, organizational concerns and issues, etc.) – 65 points (Outcomes 1-6)

·        Delivery Quality (Clarity of ideas; presentation techniques, i.e. eye contact, interactivity with the audience; posture; voice projection/clarity; reliance on written sources; etc.) – 20 points (Outcome 9)

·        Personal Reaction/Reflection - 30 points  (Outcomes 7 and 9)

·        References (Should be from recognized journals or publications) – 10 points

·        Writing Mechanics/Adherence to APA Guidelines – 20 points (Outcome 9)

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Class Assignments/Activities - Each student will be assigned six reflective assignments that involve reflective thought, reading, writing, and discussion.

21st Century "Quality" Leader Final Paper - Each student will write a 5-7 page paper (typed double-spaced) in answering the questions... What are the challenges a educational leader faces in the 21st century and What is a 21st century "quality" leader? The student will be expected to utilize the experiences and knowledge gained throughout the course to use in support of what he/she believes to be a "quality" leader. 

Grading:

Class Assignments - Six Scenario Reflective Questions 60 (10 points each)

21st Century Quality Leader Final Paper                             40

Total     100 Pts.

Scale

100 - 90 – A

89 - 80 – B

79 - 70– C

69 - 60 – D

59 - 0 – F

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This course is designed to emphasize the application of knowledge and dispositions through structured performances requiring the student to read, analyze, and respond to a variety of educational situations. The articulation of ideas through verbal and written discourse is paramount in maximizing learning outcomes. Hence, all assigned work is expected to be completed in a timely fashion. A grade reduction of 20% will be assigned for late work. The instructor may make modifications to these requirements for unique and/or extenuating circumstances

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A student whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness, and excessive absences.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Session (1) – August 20

·         Introductions – Mapping our career paths

·         Warm Up Traits Activity

·         Review of course syllabus

·         ISSLC standards

·         Historical and modern thoughts related to leadership and education

·         No Child Left Behind Implications

·         Leadership Spectrum

·         Leadership Traits and Characteristics

·         Transformational Leadership

·         Situational Leadership Theories

Assignment – Assigned Scenario Reflections (textbook p.46-55)

                        Read Chapter 3

Session (2) – August 27

·         Group Discussion – Scenario Reflections

·         Developing a Collaborative Culture

·         Professional Learning Communities

·         Professional Norms for Learning Communities

·         Principles of Learning and Implications for Leadership

·         Highly Effective Teams

Assignment – Practical Application

                         Read Chapter 4 and 5

Session (3) – September 3

  • Group Discussion – Practical Application Scenario
  • Creating and effective Learning Organization for Teaching and Learning
  • Effective Communication
  • Barriers for Communication
  • Approaches for Decision Making

Assignment – Educational Article Reflection

                         Read Chapter 6

Session (4) – September 10

·         Educational Article Reflection Presentations and Discussion

·         Conflict in Schools

·         Developing a Personal Vision Statement (Due Sept 27)

Assignment – “Good” Principal Project and Paper (Due Sept 20)

Session 5 – September 17

·         Independent Research Work – “Good” Principal Project & Personal Vision Statement

Session 6 – September 24

·         “Good” Principal Project Presentations

·         Characteristics of highly effective schools

·         Quality 21st Century School Challenges

·         Personal Vision Statement Thoughts

 Assignment – Personal Vision Statement

                          Read Chapter 7

Session 7 – October 1

·         Personal Vision Statement Presentations

·         Instructional Leadership

·         Change

·         21st Century Quality Leader

Assignment – Core Assessment – 21st Century Quality Leader Paper

Session 8 – October 8

·         21st Century Quality Leader

·         Field Experience Reflection and Documentation

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21


Attendance Policy:

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Cognitive Skills  1.Content 2.Analysis 3.Synthesis 4.Evaluation 5.Application 6.Interpretation                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1-6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The student will write an 8-10 page paper related to an educational leadership issue of his/her choice.  An outline of the presentation should be provided to other course participants.


Exceeds expectations – The paper will include at a minimum a clear and concise statement identifying the issue; the reason for its importance; pros, cons, opposing viewpoints; historical perspectives and related policies; democratic principles involved; political, social, cultural, and economic relationships involved; related equity and diversity issues; and organizational concerns and issues. 
The student will write an 8-10 page paper related to an educational leadership issue of his/her choice.  An outline of the presentation should be provided to other course participants.


Meets expectations – The paper includes from five to seven of the issues described under exceeds expectation. 
The student will write an 8-10 page paper related to an educational leadership issue of his/her choice.  An outline of the presentation should be provided to other course participants.


Does not meet expectations The paper includes three of four of  the issues described under exceeds expectation. 
The student will write an 8-10 page paper related to an educational leadership issue of his/her choice.  An outline of the presentation should be provided to other course participants.


Shows no evidence of meeting expectations – The paper includes less than three of the issues described under exceeds expectations or the issues are not discusses thoroughly and in depth. 
Technical/ Professional Skills 1.Research skills                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The paper, as described above, includes a References page with a minimum of 5 reputable sources.


Exceeds expectations – More than five references from recognized and reputable sources are included. 
The paper, as described above, includes a References page with a minimum of 5 reputable sources.


Meets expectations - Five references from recognized and reputable sources are included. 
The paper, as described above, includes a References page with a minimum of 5 reputable sources.


Does not meet expectations – From 1 to four references from recognized and reputable sources are included. 
The paper, as described above, includes a References page with a minimum of 5 reputable sources.


0. Shows no evidence of meeting expectations – Uses no references or the references used are not from recognized and reputable sources. 
Technical/ Professional Skills 2. Professional writing skills                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The paper, as described above, will adhere to APA guidelines related to writing mechanics and format


Exceeds expectations – Zero errors. 
The paper, as described above, will adhere to APA guidelines related to writing mechanics and format


Meets expectations One to five errors 
The paper, as described above, will adhere to APA guidelines related to writing mechanics and format


Does not meet expectations – Six to ten errors. 
The paper, as described above, will adhere to APA guidelines related to writing mechanics and format


Shows no evidence of meeting expectations – More than ten errors. 
Technical/ Professional Skills 3.Oral Communication skills                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The student will present the paper orally to the class (15 - 20 minutes).


Exceeds expectation – The presentation includes clarity of ideas and sound presentation techniques, i.e. eye contact, interactivity with the audience, posture, voice projection/clarity. 
The student will present the paper orally to the class (15 - 20 minutes).


Meets expectation - The presentation includes clarity of ideas and some, but not all, sound presentation techniques, i.e. eye contact, interactivity with the audience, posture, voice projection/clarity. 
The student will present the paper orally to the class (15 - 20 minutes).


Does not meet expectation - The presentation includes clarity of ideas or sound presentation techniques, i.e. eye contact, interactivity with the audience, posture, voice projection/clarity, but not both. 
The student will present the paper orally to the class (15 - 20 minutes).


Shows no evidence of meeting expectation  -The presentation includes neither clarity of ideas nor sound presentation techniques, i.e. eye contact, interactivity with the audience, posture, voice projection/clarity. 
Professional Disposition 1.Ability to reflect on personal strengths, weaknesses, and professional dispositions                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The paper, as described above, will include a personal reflection and analysis section


Exceeds expectations – The paper includes an analysis of leadership styles in relation to the students own leadership skills, abilities, and dispositions.  An analysis of individual strengths and weakness is included. 
The paper, as described above, will include a personal reflection and analysis section


Meets expectations - The paper includes an analysis of leadership styles in relation to the students own leadership skills, abilities, and dispositions.  An analysis of individual strengths and weakness is not included. 
The paper, as described above, will include a personal reflection and analysis section


Does not meet expectations - The paper includes an analysis of leadership styles but fails to reflect on his/her own leadership skills, abilities, and dispositions.  An analysis of individual strengths and weakness is not included. 
The paper, as described above, will include a personal reflection and analysis section


Shows no evidence of meeting expectations – The paper fails to include any of the criteria identified under exceeds expectation. 

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