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Syllabus%20Fall%202011[1] - ALDR 3900 Syllabus Fall 2011...

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ALDR 3900 Syllabus Fall 2011 Leadership and Service Agricultural Leadership 3900 601 Aderhold The Course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary. Description This course serves as an opportunity for students to have a greater understanding of leadership as it pertains to their lives. We will explore leadership models, roles of leaders and followers, concepts of effective leadership, and ethical issues, with special focus on leadership as service in teams, organizations, communities, and society. The course is also intended to assist students in identifying and defining leadership on a personal level. Students will learn through reading, observing, applying, creating, and evaluating leadership in an organizational context. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course students will be able to : 1. Define leadership in the context of organizations and individuals 2. Identify leadership abilities and talents or strengths in self and others 3. Identify, define and develop a personal vision 4. Lead by example 5. Apply leadership theory and practice in a volunteer/service capacity 6. Identify and apply the five practices to personal experiences 7. Explain strengths-based leadership development. Policies Absence policy : Students who miss class for any reason assume complete responsibility for all information missed. Further, absence is not an excuse for not submitting assignments on time. Please note that attendance is taken each class period and is factored in to your overall class participation grade. Also, arriving late to class without prior approval of the instructor will result in a deduction of participation points for that class period. Late assignments: All assignments not received by the instructor on the specified date (as noted on the syllabus or in class), will be deducted 5 points from the student’s total score for each day past the assignment due date. Policy for missed assignments and exams : For missed assignments and exams without student- initiated communication to the instructor, the assignment will receive a grade of zero; exceptions may be made in cases of demonstrated, appropriate, and verifiable emergencies or tragedies or where the student has prior approval from or communicated in a timely manner with the instructor. In cases of missed exams excused by the instructor, a make-up exam will be rescheduled at the convenience of the instructor. Technology: Cell phones should be turned to silent for the duration of the class period. If you are expecting a call during class that you must take, please notify the instructor prior to class and sit near the exit with your phone on vibrate to take the call in the hallway. Laptop use during class is permissible, provided a word processor is the sole function opened during lecture. If notes are
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