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Unformatted text preview: 6/12/2017 Syllabus WALDEN UNIVERSITY A higher degree. A higher pmpafl. MMPA 6420/MMPA 5420/CRJS 6420/CRJS 6420J/NPMG 6420/NPMG 5420: Organizational Management and Leadership Student Support and Calendar Information So you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the following items for your reference: . This Syllabus, including the Course Schedule that is linked on this page as a PDF . Term Calendar . Student Support Credit Hours 5 quarter hours Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and by student familiarity with the delivery method and course content. Course Description Public and nonprofit leaders in all areas of public administration require a thorough understanding of the expectations of their roles as leaders and managers of diverse and complex organizations. Students use theoretical and applied perspectives from which they study the intricacies of these roles, including the distinction between leadership and management, organizational culture, change management, systems theories, and organizational development. Students gain a practical understanding of these topics through the application of principles and concepts to public and nonprofit organizational settings. Course Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course. Course Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: httpszllclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 1/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus 1. Understand and apply concepts, theories, behaviors, and best practices related to effective management and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations 2. Understand the evolution of public and nonprofit management and leadership thought 3. Analyze and evaluate public management and leadership reform initiatives 4. Analyze power and influence associated with internal and external stakeholders .01 Analyze management and leadership skills and strategies for innovation and change Analyze interactions among leaders, followers, and situational factors Analyze ethical and legal issues related to management and leadership “N93 . Analyze the implications of contracting, globalization and social change for managers and leaders Click on the following link to access the Assessment Map that corresponds to your course: . MMPA 6420 Assessment Map (PDF) - CRJS 6420 Assessment Map (PDF) - NPMG 6420 Assessment Map (PDF) Course Materials Please visit the university bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtaining the correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you receive your materials, make sure that all required items are included. Course Texts Cohen, 8., Eimicke, W., & Heikkila, T. (2013). The effective public manager: Achieving success in government organizations(5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Note: If the print edition of this book is referenced here, electronic versions also may be available and may be acceptable for use in this course. If an electronic version is listed, no print version is available. Other readings (journal articles, websites, book excerpts, etc.) are assigned throughout the course and may be found within each week. Course Readings List The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following links to access the list: - MMPA 6420 Course Readings List - CRJS 6420 Course Readings List - NPMG 6420 Course Readings List Media httpszllclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 2/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus Assigned course media elements may be found in one or more weeks of the course and are available via a streaming media player or a hyperlink to the individual item. Course Schedule For full assignment details and directions, refer to each week of the course. All assignments are due by 11 :59 pm. Mountain Time (MT) on the day assigned (which is 1:59 am. Eastern Time (ET) the next day). The time stamp in the classroom will reflect Eastern Time (ET), regardless of your time zone. As long as your submission time stamp is no later than 1:59 am. Eastern Time (ET), you have submitted on time. Click the following link to access the Course Schedule: MMPA 6420/MMPA 5420/CRJS 6420/CRJS 6420J/NPMG 6420/NPMG 5420 Course Schedule (PDF) Course Calendar A printable course calendar is located in the Term Calendar area of the course navigation menu. Course Assignments Online Discussion The exchange of ideas between colleagues engaged in scholarly inquiry is a key aspect of graduate-level learning and is a requisite activity in this course. Requirements: Discussion questions require a response to at least two other students’ postings; it should be no more than two paragraphs long. You are expected to participate at least two separate days a week in the weekly Discussion. Discussion topics/questions are provided in the Discussion area in each week. In addition, you are expected to respond to your fellow students’ postings. To count as participation, responses need to be thoughtful; that is, they must refer to the week’s readings, relevant issues in the news, information obtained from other sources, and/or ideas expressed in other class members’ postings. Where appropriate, you should use references to support your position. Unless otherwise indicated, if there is one Discussion question for the week, postings are due by Day 3, and responses are due by Day 5. If there are two Discussion questions for the week, postings to Discussion 1 are due by Day 3, and responses are due by Day 5; postings to Discussion 2 are due by Day 4, and responses are due by Day 6. It is important to adhere to the weekly time frame to allow others ample time to respond to your posting. Discussions will be evaluated using the Discussion Rubric located in the Course Information area. Application Assignments Weeks 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 each have one Application Assignment. These need to be submitted to the appropriate submission link by Day 7 of each week. Application Assignments will be evaluated according to the Application Assignment Rubric located in the Course Information area. 3/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus Final Project The Final Project is a synthesis of the elements of successful leadership covered in the weekly assignments, including any recommendations given by the Instructor and student colleagues. The Final Project, due in Week 10, will be evaluated using the Final Project Rubric located in the Course Information area. Grading Grid and Total Components of a Grade Course grades will be based on participation (Discussion postings) and completion of assignments listed below. Please refer to the Course Information area of the online classroom for specific grading criteria for each activity. Important Note: This course contains weighted grading. Assignments are weighted differently depending on their type. The total points achieved for each assignment will be weighted based on the percentage values noted in the Weighted Total (%) column of the table that follows. Participation in weekly Discussions 520 40% Weeks 1—11 (2 in Weeks 3 and 5) (13 Discussions @ 40 points each) Application Assignments 375 30% Weeks 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 (5 @ 75 points each) Week 10 (1 @ 300 points each) Grading Scale for Final Grade A = 90—100% B = 80—89% C = 70—79% F = below 70% Note: The Master of Public Administration Program does not award a grade of D. Feedback Schedule The Instructor will log on to the course Discussion areas 3—5 days a week to evaluate and respond to class Discussions. Unless there is a specific question, your Instructor will not respond to every posting from each student. However, the expectation is that the Instructor will respond individually to at least two-thirds of the students each week. The Instructor will read every posting and expects all students to read every posting, httpszllclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/bIackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 4/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus including the Instructor’s postings and classmates’ postings. Frequently, the Instructor will choose to respond to a particular posting because the response to that posting addresses important issues. Additionally, Instructors may create summary posts that integrate and synthesize the main threads in the weekly discussions. The Instructor will respond to any specific course-related questions or concerns within 48 hours of receiving them in an email or in a course posting. Questions related to the course and assignments should be posted in the Contact the Instructor area so that all class members benefit from the Instructor’s response. Application Assignments will be returned by Day 5 of the following week. Preferred Methods for Delivering Assignments You are expected to read the overall Syllabus and all materials listed under the Resources, Discussion, and Assignment areas for each week. Further, you are expected to complete all assignments by the specified due date. It is in your best interest to complete work for the current week and to not “jump ahead” to future weeks. Submitting Course Postings to the Weekly Discussion Areas Be sure that you post to the correct Discussion area each week. Do not email postings to the Instructor. For all initial Discussion postings, make sure that the first sentence of your posting reads Main Question Post. For your responses to others’ response postings, make sure that the first sentence of your response reads Response. These actions will ensure easily identifiable subject lines for your postings and responses. Submitting Application Assignments Application Assignments are named according to the week in which the Application is submitted. Directions for naming each Application Assignment are included in each week’s Assignment area. Submitted Projects Projects are named according to the week in which the Project is submitted. Directions for naming a Project are included in each week’s Project area. Emailing Your Instructor When emailing the Instructor, please use the following heading for your e-mail subject line: last name+your first initial+course number (e.g., RideS_MMPA_6420) so that your Instructor will recognize and read your e-mail. Policies on Late Assignments Discussion Postings httpsz/lclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/bIackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 5/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus No credit will be given for Discussion postings made after the week in which they are due unless prior arrangements are made with the Instructor. Exceptions will be made only for those rare situations that legitimately prevent a student from posting on time. Points will be deducted from late postings according to the Discussion Rubric, located in the Course Information area. Application and Final Project Assignments Application and Final Project assignments are due on Day 7 of the week. Failure to meet the deadline without prior approval will result in a 3-point deduction per day. Any Application or Final Project assignment submitted after Day 4 of the following week will receive zero points. Students With Disabilities Students in this course who have a disability that might prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities should contact the director of disability services at [email protected] or at 1-800-925-3368, ext. 312- 1205 and +1-612-925-3368 or for international toll-free numbers as soon as possible to initiate disability verification and discuss accommodations that may be necessary to ensure full participation in the successful completion of course requirements. Classroom Participation In accordance with US. Department of Education guidance regarding class participation, Walden University requires that all students submit at least one of their required Week 1 assignments (which includes posting to the Discussion Board) within each course(s) during the first 7 calendar days of class. For courses with two-week units, posting to the Discussion Board by Day 7 meets this requirement. The first calendar day of class is the official start date of the course as posted on your myWalden academic page. Assignments submitted prior to the official start date will not count toward your participation. Financial Aid cannot be released without class participation as defined above. Students who are taking their first class with Walden and do not submit at least one of their required Week 1 assignments (or at least one Discussion post) by the end of the 7th day will be administratively withdrawn from the university. Students who have already taken and successfully completed at least one or more class(es) with Walden, and who do not participate within the first 7 days, will be dropped from that class. If you have any questions about your assignments, or you are unable to complete your assignments, please contact your Faculty Member. Bibliography To access the Bibliography, please click on the following link: MMPA 6420/MMPA 5420/CRJS 6420/CRJS 6420J/NPMG 6420/NPMG 5420 Bibliography (PDF) httpszllclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 6/7 6/12/2017 Syllabus © 2015 Laureate Education, Inc. httpszllclass.waldenu.edu/webapps/b|ackboard/execute/content/blankPage?cmd=view&content_id=_42002266_1&course_id=_16284000_1&mode=reset 7/7 ...
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