Spring 2012


Class Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the effective academic and student affairs leader
  • Demonstrate understanding of leadership theories
  • Demonstrate understanding of leadership practice informed by theory
  • Demonstrate understanding of staff evaluation, budgeting, staff development
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical decision-making
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of grant-writing in creative, entrepreneurial leadership

Class Assignments


Class Outcomes

  • Use media information retrieval systems to obtain sufficient literature related to topics to be researched.
  • Develop a testable hypothesis with specific indication of subjects, measures, and expected results.
  • Select an appropriate sampling procedure for the research topic investigated.
  • Identify how validity, reliability and standard error of measurement are used to interpret obtained scores.
  • Select an appropriate research design to collect data to test the hypothesis.
  • Identify procedures to minimize the threats to the internal validity of the research design used to test the hypothesis.
  • Select the appropriate statistical analysis method to test the hypothesis.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of different types of scores used to interpret performance on data collection instruments.
  • Identify the appropriate research strategies and statistical analysis methods for different types of research question.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate professional format in preparation of research report.
  • Demonstrate a professional application of ethical procedures in conducting research with diverse groups of people.

Class Assignments

  • Research Assignment


Class Objectives:

  • Understand and be able to apply systems thinking concepts and systems orientation to management and organizations.
  • Utilize organization theory to better apply systems thinking.
  • Build an interactive and interdependent learning system capable of achieving both individual and program objectives.
  • Learn how to achieve an organizational fit between dynamic social and technical system.
  • Explore the promise and pitfalls of applying systems thinking in organizations given the participant’s position in the system.

Class Assignments:


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