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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ADE7261

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1578 2008-04-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Adult Career and Higher Ed, College of Education, ED 17310000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William H. Young 9741861

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ADE 7261 Leadership in Adult Continuing Education and HRD

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Leadership in ACE and HRD
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    This course is a study of leadership theory, public policy analysis, best practices and related leadership research in adult continuing education and human resource development.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Most of our doctoral students take leadership positions in the field; therefore, it becomes apparent that a leadership course in the fields of adult continuing educaiton and human resource development is necessary.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Students and alumni have requested that a leadership course be developed

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Faculty must have a doctorate in adult education or a closely related field of study.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    •Critically evaluate both the organizational and individual implications of a variety of leadership styles and approaches that relate to adult education, continuing education and human resource development;

    •Compare and contrast the major research approaches to the study of leadership in adult education, continuing education and human resource development;

    •Identify and analyze the major adult education, continuing education and human resource development leadership paradigms within the literature including functionalist, radical humanist and postmodern paradigms;

    •Develop a personal statement of leadership for use in the field;

    •Identify and analyze common ethical dilemmas that adult education, continuing education and human resource development leaders face;

    •Develop cultures for tomorrow’s adult education, continuing education and human resource development workplace as a leadership strategy; and

    •Develop new capabilities, competency models and planning strategies for leadership in the field.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Requirements include:

    •Attendance and Active Participation

    •Design and Delivery of a Presentation

    •Completion of a Research Project

    •Site Visit with a leader in the field and subsequent written report

    •Completion of a Course Portfolio

    C. Major Topics

    Topics include:

    •Ethical Judgments and Considerations in Education and Business;

    •A Mentorship Model of Leadership for the Field; Symbolic Leadership;

    •Creating a Learning Organization in an Adult Education, Continuing Education or Human Resource Development Unit;

    •Leadership and Staff Development in Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development;

    •Leadership and the Future of Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development; Visioning and Strategic Planning Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development;

    •Transformational Leadership;

    •Executive Characteristics for Leadership in the Field;

    •Leadership in Using Information Technology;

    •Using Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development Best Practices and Trends;

    •Mastering Change; Team Building as a Leadership Strategy;

    •Leadership in Creating New Marketing and Finance Systems in Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development;

    •Using Annual Reports Effectively; and

    •Global Leadership in the Field

    D. Textbooks


    •Cynthia C. Jones Shoemaker, (1998). Leadership in continuing education and distance education in higher education, Allyn and Bacon.

    •Sarita Chawla and John Renesch, Eds. (1995), Learning organizations: Developing cultures for tomorrow’s workplace, Productivity Press.

    •Roth, K. K.(2004). Executive leadership attributes relating to transformational organizational human resource services, Dissertation.Com, Boca Raton, FL.

    •Best Practices, Adult learning, (2004), Volume 15, Number 2, Spring.

    •Edelson, P. J., Ed., (1992). Rethinking leadership in adult and continuing education, N

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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