CA 520 Seminar in Organizational Change
F1P 2012 MCX
Ph.D. University of Kansas, Communication StudiesMasters University of Missouri-Kansas City Communication StudiesUndergraduate University of Missouri-Kansas City Communication Studies
11-12 T Th
Aug. 18-Oct. 12, 2008
American Psychological Association (2005). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (ISBN 1557987912)
Bolman, L. G. & Deal, T. E. (2003). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. San Fransico: Jossey Bass. ISBN 0787964271
Cawsey, T. F. & Deszca, G. (2007). Toolkit for Organizational Change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN: 9781412941068
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that students have differing styles of learning. It important
that today's graduate students are taught to achieve in their discipline
with several learning tools. Aside from the traditional use of texts and
articles I find that students need to be motivated to learn with more
diverse activities. Therefore, along with traditional methods I
incorporate discussion, case studies, presentations, and visual
activities. These are also implemented with a strong emphasis on
writing, reading and lecture materials.
You will demonstrate that you have mastered the learner outcomes through: discussion, homework, and writing.
Grading: Grading plan:
500 points divided into the following areas:
Papers/Presentations: 225 points
Participation/Homework: 140 points
Weekly discussion worth 10 points each (80 points)
Article summaries 3@ 20 points each (60 points)
450-500 points = A; 400-449 points = B; 350-399 points = C; 300- 349 points D; below 300 points = failing
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work must be completed and submitted to the dropbox by midnight Sunday. If it is late 10% of the grade will be deducted for each day that work is turned in after the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Writing: All work must be typed or word-processed. Make sure all written work has been proof read and spell checked. Spelling and grammatical errors hurt your credibility and reduce the possibility of effective communication. I believe that writing is a means to learning; that there is a correlation between reading and writing; and that writing helps one discover, clarify, examine, and synthesize information. Writing is, therefore, integral to this course and will be evaluated on its form as well as its content. All papers should be typed, double-spaced, left justified, and use a 10-12 pt font. Margins should be no larger than one inch. NOTE: While computers make writing easier, you must realize that technology can cause problems. Keep hard copies of papers you have submitted and save work in multiple places should we experience computer failure.
What is change and why does it fail?
Bolman and Deal, Chaps. 1-2
Cawsey and Deszca, Chap. 1
Article review 1 due
Structural and human resource frames
Bolman and Deal, Chaps. 3-8
Article review 2 due
Political and symbolic frames
Bolman and Deal, Chaps. 9-12, and 14
Article review 3 due
Frames, leadership, and change
Bolman and Deal, Chaps. 15-21 Integrative paper due
Strategies for change
Cawsey and Deszca, Chap. 6
Cawsey and Deszca, Chap. 7
Book reports due
Other views of organizational change
Listen to all fellow student book reports
Case analysis due
Pulling it all together
Read student cases
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