FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
3 Credit Hours
Sidney Carter, Ed.D. Professor
4205 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Office Phone (405) 962 1620
Home Phone (405) 722 2506
Fax (405) 962 1621
Professor’s Phone (405) 962 1633
Professor’s e-mail Sid8950@yahoo.com
of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development. Gardner, John; Jewler,
A. Jerome; Barefoot, Betsy; Daft, Richard and Krause, Dr. Lois, Thomason 2008, ISBN; 0-49542648-6; Tripod.com; WebCt
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES
This course is an introduction
to the Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science Program. Essential components
will include; overview of program expectations; principles of adult learning and leadership; resources for success including
library, campus, online resources and mentoring relationships; personal wellness/stress and time management techniques; study
and test-taking skills and basic computer skills for working in an online environment.
The following participation,
exams discussions and assignments will meet all COMPETENCIES/STANDARDS/GOALS of this class.
Written Research/Oral Presentation: The research paper will be submitted
with correct grammar in Work format. The paper must also be in proper APA format
and readable font (12 pt.). The paper will be graded on completeness, content
focus, written presentation, and presentation. In-dept instructions for completing
the research paper is included in this syllabus under title Research Project Rubic Total Point = 100 points.
TOPIC ORGANIZATIONS: Wal Mart, Home Depot, Microsoft, Cox Communications,
Board of Veterans Appeals, Target, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or any other topic we discuss during the Course
(Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Leadership Styles, Note Taking, Effective Speaking/ Writing, etc).
Exams: Two timed, online, or in class open book exams will be given
during the course of the semester. The exams, worth 100 points each, will consist
of true / false, multiple choice, and/or short answer questions. (A maximum of
200 points can be acquired if both tests are taken). 70 minutes limit on each
End Chapter Assignment/Participation: A minimum of three end of Chapter
Assignment/Participations will be required during the course of the semester. The
exercises worth 25 points will consist of group and individual work. Please refer
to End Chapter Assignment/Participation rubic for additional grading details. Total
points = 25 points.
Participation: These points will come from your Class participation
and end Chapter assignments. Total Points = 25 points.
EVALUATION AND GRADING: Grade in Course will be based on the following
Mid- Term Exam
End Chapter Assignments/Participation
of Research Paper 25/75
Your grades are based on
a grading scale with point breakdown listed below.
360-400 points = A
320-359 points = B
280-319 points = C
240-279 points = D 239 points and Below = F
SERVICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Any student needing academic
accommodations for a physical, mental or learning disability should contact the Dean of Student Services personally, within
the first two weeks of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be made.
UNIVERSITY: VISION STATEMENT
Langston University, a land grant historically Black institution of higher learning, will continue its rich tradition
of developing leaders from a diverse, multi-cultural student body through excellent teaching, research, community service
and public and private sector partnerships. As Langston University
moves from Excellence to Greatness, it will be recognized for providing solutions to problems facing underserved populations
in Oklahoma the nation, and the world.
LANGSTON UNIVERSITY CORE
- The instructor will take appropriate academic disciplinary
action which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course
- The instructor will make a report of the incident and
of action taken, if any, to the departmental chair, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs,
and the student.
- The Student Disciplinary committee may review the incident
and impose conduct discipline, including probation and suspension.
- The student may, if he/she so desires, discuss the matter
with the Student Disciplinary Committee and/or the Student
POLICY ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE
electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, palm pilots, beeper watches) are considered unnecessary distractions and are
to be turned off and (with the exceptions of watches) concealed during that time. Thus
interacting with these devices during class will not be tolerated. Instructor
may make exceptions for instructional purposes. A student who anticipates an
emergency and expects to be contacted in class by an outside source must go directly through the emergency dispatch system
identified on each of the respective campuses. The emergency dispatcher will
take the message and deliver it to the instructor.
who fails to comply with this policy will be initially dismissed from the class and (per the Instructor’s discretion)
may be counted absent. Points may be deducted for work missed during that time. A student who violates this policy a second time will be dropped from the course for
disruptive behavior. A student whose electronic device is activated during an
exam will be dismissed from the class and denied the opportunity to complete or take that exam. An instructor may elect not to grad that exam.
Langston University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil
Rights Acts of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
age religion, handicap or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.
Foundations of Leadership Research Project Rubic
Project Introduction & Thesis 2 ½ % of the paper grade
- Introduction brief with a thesis introduction to the rest of the project
- Thesis should present how your research will be presented in a logical and organized manner
Research Topic Information - 2 ½ % of the paper grade
The paper should identifies/formulates, any problems, issues and trends for industry
or research company(s).
- Accurately presents industry or requested company(s) History information and viewpoints
- Has solid Leadership information with supporting evidence
The Development of the paper
- Builds ideas on one another; the connection between ideas should be smooth.
- Connect sentences & paragraphs logically with one another.
Support of the paper’s thesis
- Offers substantial proof of the thesis in an orderly way.
- Uses Leadership research and text book information to support the logical progression
of ideas presented.
Readability - 5% of the paper
- Indicates how the paper is organized (thesis)
- Contains a complete presentation of information, discussion and support.
- Includes a topic sentence & develops one main idea
- Develop paragraphs fully, 1-3 lines rarely make a paragraph.
- Recaps the thesis statement and the paper’s main point
- Presents a closing statement of the writer’s position.
Organization – 5% of the paper grade
The entire composition
Grammar/Spelling/Mechanics – 5% of the paper
- Is concise and free of grammatical mistakes
Format – 5% of the paper
- Paper and bibliography set up in APA style
- Integrate quoted material according to accepted form.
Oral Presentation – 75% of the paper grade
- See Oral Presentation Rubic for additional information
Foundations of Leadership – Oral Presentation Rubic
O & A
Use note cards
Foundation of Leadership – End Chapter Assignment/Participation
End Chapter Assignment Participation: End Chapter Assignment participation is an important component of your educational
experience. Superior participation grades will be given to active students, those
that exchange ideas in a thoughtful manner that reflect preparation as well as personal opinions, while exercising the courtesies
Your active participation is absolutely essential to your learning
process. You will be evaluated on criteria such as the following: (a) evidence
of having read/understood the material, (b), attempts to relate text or lecture ideas on a personal level.
The purpose of
the End Chapter Assignment is to provide you with interaction with your fellow classmates.
Read the questions, short assignment, exercise or case study; read what the text or lectures has to say about the topic,
and then provide an answer based on the text, other sources you might use and your opinion.
I encourage you to add your opinion, but the overriding emphasis should be on what the text or other professional sources state. Keep
in mind that many of the questions have no absolute right or wrong answer, but you do need to explain your position in such
a way as to convince readers that your position is valid. Answer to the end chapter questions should be well thought-out. In other words, everyone should participate in the formulation of your answers.
Since this is a subjective
evaluation, I do not pin down the exact number of End Chapter Assignment/Exercises you will be asked to complete or participate in. and length
per Exercise, but you should expect to complete at a minimum three exercises
during this course. However, just
answering the End Chapter Assignment/Exercise Questions(s) and not interacting substantively will not earn you full credit
for this portion of your course grade.
End Chapter Assignment/Participation is worth 25 pts. You
will be evaluated on.
Excellent Good Fair
Relate to reading
With correct URLs,
Intelligently to an
Adequate amount of
25-20 19-15 14-12 11-10