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CA 670 Measuring Leadership
Aitken, Joan E.


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.

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.

Course

CA 670 Measuring Leadership

Semester

S1P 2013 DL

Faculty

Joan E. Aitken

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Please see the course information inside eCollege before you buy anything.  There are a variety of options and enough material to get you started the first week already inside the course.

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-Deluxe Facilitator's Guide Pkg
3rd Edition (Loose-leaf, with CD-ROM Scoring Software, Self/Observer, Workbk, Planner & Leadership Challenge book, 4th Edition)
by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
September 2007, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-470-25943-6
 
APA (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
CA 670 Measuring Leadership: This course analyzes the methods used by scholars and practitioners to understand leadership. Starting with the landmark leadership studies at Ohio State, numerous attempts have been made to identify the essential elements involved in leading others. This course examines assessments starting with the 1940s and concluding with current methods. An additional fee is charged.

Educational Philosophy:

Example philosophy: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#PHILOSOPHY
 

Class Assessment:

ONLINE students see assignment details for each week and dropbox information in the "Assignments" link at the lower left of the eCollege screen.  There are also weekly Announcements that explain assignments.

 ASSIGNMENT WEIGHT (See eCollege gradebook for updates)

See exact weight in eCollege gradebook or talk to your professor.  Weekly participation cannot be made-up late.  You can only revise an assignment for a higher grade if you submit a draft by the original due date.  Students cannot submit any assignment for a grade after the Friday of theeighth week.  Typically, there are no incompletes.

 

40% Individual Leadership Analysis, Plan, and Results (Core Assessment):

  • LPI printout  in electronic form (Written) 5 (Cannot be submitted late.)

  • LPI plan (Written)  5 (Cannot be submitted without previously submitting the LPI printout in electronic form.)

  • Hackman & Johnson Measures (Written) 6

  • LPI synthesis of results (Written) 24

50% Participation - Learning Activities (Discuss/Post):

  • Exemplary Leader Interview summary and oral presentation  5

  • Reflection.  Extra credit canNOT be used to replace this assignment.  10

  • Weekly assignments, knowledge question presentation, online discussion, video discussion, and class discussion board interaction.  35

10% Final exam--No proctor needed.


CORE ASSESSMENT LPI Results (Synthesis of work to date) Week 6

See "Assignment" link

Put together everything you have so far in one document.  Online students will need to create an electronic file by scanning documents or typing the information beyond of the LPI printout in electronic form.  I prefer .pdf.  Your Microsoft program may allow you to save to .pdf through the print function, for example.  You may use txt, rft, pdf, or doc.  Your core assessment project needs the following:

  • Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to K & P definitions.  This element should contain all previously submitted work integrated together into a whole.

  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)

  • Plan and implementation.

  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures of your choice.

  • Completed Planner.

  • Completed Workbook.

  • References.

PART C LPI Results of all work to date.  Grading Rubric

Definition for "Exceeds Expectations"

Definition for "Meets Expectations

"Does Not Meet Expectations" requires revision for mastery.

Criteria

Score

I. Cognitive Skills

 Outcomes 1 & 2

  1. Analyze LPI from 20 others and self

  2. Complete and synthesize 10-12 measures from Hackman and Johnson.

  3. Complete all planner documentation.

  4. Complete all workbook documentation.

  1. Measure current exemplary leadership attitudes, knowledge, skills, and values through self-analysis and feedback from others through a self and 20 other measures.

  2. Contains the following items:

  • LPI Printout in Electronic Form. (Revised to include at least 20 observers)

  • Plan and implementation.

  • Synthesis overview of your results and implications from several Hackman and Johnson measures of your choice.

  • Completed Planner.

  • Completed Workbook.

  • References.


 

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

or

Lacks all required elements of the project.

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

II. Technical or Professional  skills

Outcomes 2-7

  

  1. Apply communication and leadership research to personal and professional life employed over one month.

  1. Write a technically correct report using APA style, which demonstrates mastery of course learning outcomes.

  2. Provide a presentation reflecting on exemplary leadership.

  3. Submit report on time in dropbox in electronic format is .pdf, .doc, .rtf, or .txt.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

III.  Professional Disposition

Outcomes 3 & 4

  1. Gear plan to the results of the measures used.

  2. After analyzing the inventories, create plan to change 30 specific behaviors  leadership and communication skills.

  1. Narrative overview that synthesizes your work to become an exemplary leader according to K & P definitions.

  2. Create and implement a plan to change leadership behavior by building on strengths and skill building to respond to needs.

  3. Analyze the effectiveness of exemplary leadership practices.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

IV.  Exemplary Leadership Skills of Kouzes and Posner Model

Outcomes 5, 6, 7

  1. Demonstrate implementation of change, which improved 12 communication and leadership behaviors.

  1. Conduct, read, analyze, evaluate, and apply research-based theories and principles of exemplary leadership, organizational culture, decision-making.

  2. Collaborate with others in the measurement, planning, and analysis of exemplary leadership knowledge, skills, and values.

  3. Anticipate ethical or communication issues of leadership and followership across cultures.

Fails to master learning outcome(s) at 90% competency level.

or

Late submission.

or

Could have been written without knowledge of course content.

 

6 Exceeds expectations

5.4 Meets expectations

Below 5.4 Does not meet expectations at a 90% competency level.

 0 Fails to submit in required format by original due date or shows no evidence of  meeting expectations

 

 

Grading:

Grades are available in eCollege http://parkonline.org/ 
http://ourwayit.com/Guidelines.html#GRADING

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Be on time.  According to your professor, a late core assessment project may have grade docked, cannot be revised, and require an additional assignment.  See details here:  http://ourwayit.com/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Expectations for students http://ourwayit.com/Guidelines.html

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

CA 670

Example Tentative Schedule

Read / Review this week's course materials before going to the discussion board.

Online students: Because links constantly move, I recommend using a video search engine to find the video or a comparable one you can discuss.

Prepare

IN ADVANCE

Come to discussion prepared!

Weekly Participation

Major Assignments Due

Onground Students: Hardcopy due at beginning of class meetings.

Online Students: Assignments due Sunday night of week indicated below.

Week 1

Measurement

Week 1 Readings:

Week's Lecture.

__ If you have your LPI materials, read them.

READ and KNOW American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Requirements for this program:

Expectations of ethical behaviors pp. 11-20.
Compliance checklist p. 20.
Complying With Ethical, Legal, and Policy Requirements, p. 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism, pp. 16, 29, 170.

__Read Bryce chapters preface-chapter 10. Student led discussion.

Smartest Guys in the Room. This research based film about Enron will help clarify the complicated years of the company’s destruction and bring to life the key people involved. You can rent it from your local library for free or your local video store. You may be able to find it on YouTube Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Take notes and you’ll have enough information to talk about Enron all term.

You may be able to find this film online, click here.

__ Obtain and begin to complete leadership measure for your core assessment (Self).

__ Distribute 40 LPI to people who will complete them about you.

__ Begin this assignment immediately! Make an appointment with someone who is an LPI exemplary leader. Interview the person (use a structured interview, such as the LPI measure). If possible, observe the person in an active leadership role.

__ Discussion board for online students (post by the end of week 2)

Nothing needs to be submitted until week 2 so everyone can figure things out.

Complete 8-10 measures that will give you information you need to know. Select any appropriate scholarly source, such as here http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/

Week 2

5 Principles

Week 2 Readings:

Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 1 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

__Read Bryce chapters chapters 11-20. Student led discussion.

Andy Grove (Intel) is known for his leadership through adaptation and change. Find, watch, and discuss a video with him on the Internet. You may be able to access this one on iinnovate, click here.

__ ASAP enter the information you receive into the LPI software, look at your printout, write an analysis of yourself, and begin your plan for change.

Discuss / Post for first two weeks must be completed by Sunday of week 2. Access will close at midnight.

If you have not obtained all the course materials and begun collecting and analyzing data, you need to make arrangements with the course professor on how to proceed.

Week 3

Model the Way

Week 3 Readings:

Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 2 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

__Read Bryce chapters chapters 21-30. Student led discussion.

View and discuss Enron, Skilling, or Martha Stewart. Charlie Rose, click here.

__ Work on LPI analysis, LPI Workbook, LPI Planner.


__ Discussion

Submit executive summary of Exemplary Leader Interview, Observation Due Week 3 in the Discussion Board.

Week 4

Inspire a Vision

Week 4 Readings:

Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 3 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

__Read Bryce chapters chapters 31-40. Student led discussion.

lE-Dreams:Kozmo.com

__ Write a self-analysis based on the LPI Report and begin changing your behaviors.

__ Discussion

Self-Analysis Due

Make sure you have 20 LPI measures to input for the LPI software analysis. Enter the data, run it, then study and interpret the results.

Write a self-analysis and include part of the LPI Report. See week 4 grading rubric.

This assignments is required before proceeding in this course.

Week 5

Challenge the Process

Week 5 Readings:

__ Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 4 and work in appropriate Planner and Workbook sections.

__ Read Bryce chapters chapters 41-end. Student led discussion.

View and discuss Secretary McNamara's leadership of Fog of War

Making mistakes.

Charlie Rose Interview.

__ Based on your self analysis, work on leadership behavior changes based on LPI.

__ Discussion

Submit Plan of Action

Based on your LPI report and self analysis, submit your plan of change.

Week 6

Enable Others to Act

Week 6 Readings:

__ Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 5.

View a video and discuss Trump's leadership in real estate and entertainment. How does he enable others to act?

Donald Trump

Apprentice



__ Update and finalize your Core Assessment Project.

No Graded Discussion

Core Assessent Due

Submit LPI Core Project

1. Narrative overview with self-analysis.
2. LPI Printout in Electronic Form.
3. Plan and implementation.
4. Synthesis of Hackman and Johnson measures
5. Completed Planner.
6. Completed Workbook.
7. References (LPI and all measures used in your self-analysis)

Week 7

Encourage the Heart

Week 7 Readings:

__ Week's Lecture.

__ Focus on Kouzes & Posner, Leadership Challenge, Part 6.


Discuss the leadership of Gates or Buffet or the two working together. View Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Go to School or

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet

Revise your core assessment if needed.

__ Prepare reflection presentation: Review course learning outcomes and practice an oral explanation of how you demonstrated that you met each outcome.

No Graded Discussion

Hardcopy version of LPI Core Assessment Due by Tuesday, 5:30 PM in CO 229 or postmarked.

Department of Arts & Communication, 229 Copley, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Park University, Parkville, MO 64152

Include a self-addressed label if you want your materials returned.

Week 8

Everyone as Leader

Week 8 Readings:

__ Course closure.

N/A

No Graded Discussion

__ Reflection Due. Submit your Reflection (Final Exam) in Discussion section on FRIDAY. Present course and LPI reflection on how you measure up to the Kouzes and Posner leadership model. Use all 8 weeks to work, so do not submit early!

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


Academic Honesty and Plagiarism:

Use your own words in everything. If the idea is someone else's, cite and reference the source of information.  In the rare case you use someone else's words, use quotation marks, and cite, and reference in APA style.  

Any student who duplicates content--as identified by Turnitin software--without direct quotation marks and APA compliance should expect an "F."

READ and KNOW American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Requirements for this program:

Expectations of ethical behaviors pp. 11-20.
Compliance checklist p. 20.
Complying With Ethical, Legal, and Policy Requirements, p. 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism, pp. 16, 29, 170.

For additional information about ethical expectations, see http://onlineacademics.org/Grad/Ethics.htm

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 .

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