Organization and Leadership Courses

O_L  614 - Introduction to Organization and Leadership (3)

Explorations of theory, research and practice on how individuals make career choices and adjust to work. Focus on the implications of individual development for organizational and counseling practice in a wide range of settings and with diverse populations.
Restricted to Organization and Leadership majors

O_L  615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communications of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for word processing or other tasks.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  624 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  645 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs I (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O_L  647 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs III (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O_L  648 - Field Experience I (3)

Supervised, planned opportunities to relate and apply concepts of the Administrative Credential Services program and its seven conceptual areas - Educational Leadership, Program Improvement, Educational Management, Governance and Community, Educational Finance, Educational Law, and Information Management - to school practice. Plans are developed jointly with a member of the faculty and a field site supervisor. Students maintain reflective portfolios. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience II. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  649 - Field Experience II (3)

Continuation and evaluation of Field Experience I. Students must register for both Field Experience I and Field Experience II before the joint evaluation by assigned faculty and field supervisor of their competencies. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience I. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  650 - Instructional Leadership Capstone (3)

This course requires candidates to integrate course content and field experience learning from previous coursework and emphasizes how instructional leaders create school cultures that promote collaboration, community and shared responsibility for student learning. Specific methods of communication, problem solving, and data based decision-making are explored throughout the course. Candidates will complete their capstone at their school site under the guidance of their site supervisor and university mentor. They will identify a targeted group of students at the school site as well as work to provide leadership and guidance for teachers, parents and stakeholders in the community to develop and implement strategies to increase the achievement for the identified group of students.

O_L  654 - Schools, Community and Society (3)

This course examines the relationships among schools, communities, and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Concepts of authority, power, and influence in a global society provide a basis for learning that cuts across communities and organizations.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  655 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Organization and Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

O_L  662 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O_L  670 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity sciences - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

O_L  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  715 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communication of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for work processing or other tasks.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  724 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  733 - Professional Practice of Educational Leadership (1)

Field-based applications of research, knowledge and skills developed as part of the individualized induction plan organized to address principles and concepts of administrative practice centered on the themes of a) organizational and cultural environment, b) dynamics of strategic issues management, c) ethical and reflective leadership, d) analysis and development of public policy, e) management of information systems, and f) management of human and fiscal resources. Includes maintenance of a journal containing observation, documentation and analysis of current issues and reflections on professional practice and personal growth. Enrollment is limited to students in the Clear Credential program.

O_L  734 - Professional Practice of Educational Leadership (1)

Continuation of field-based applications of research, knowledge and skills developed as part of the individualized induction plan organized to address principles and concepts of administrative practice centered on the themes of a) organizational and cultural environment, b) dynamics of strategic issues management, c) ethical and reflective leadership, d) analysis and development of public policy, e) management of information systems, and f) management of human and fiscal resources. Includes maintenance of a journal containing observation, documentation and analysis of current issues and reflections on professional practice and personal growth. Academic coursework may be substituted as approved in the Professional Credential Induction Seminar. Enrollment is limited to students in the Clear Credential program.

O_L  741 - American Institutions in Higher Education (3)

A survey of the missions, organizational structures, governance, and administration of various types of postsecondary and higher education institutions in America.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  743 - Program and Faculty Development (3)

Current approaches to higher education needs assessment and program development with the integration of post secondary teaching styles for institutions in a rapidly changing environment. Class participants will investigate the tensions between traditional standards and new competitive and market driven forces.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  744 - Academic and Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)

Contemporary problems, issues, and trends in the administration of curricula, instructional programs, student development programs, and student support services are examined in relation to both conceptual models and actual institutional settings.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  750 - Organizational Theory: Applications and Implications (3)

Exploration of theories of human organizations and how they function. Emphasis is on critical analysis of organizational settings with which the students are familiar and applications of theory for improvement and change.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  754 - School, Community and Society (3)

Examination of the relationships among schools, communities and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Selected cultural areas are presented for context-based study of learning imperatives that cut across communities and organizations.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  762 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O_L  770 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity science - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.
College restricted to School of Education.