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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PAD6335
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-20
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change title to: Strategic Planning and Social Innovation for Public and Nonprofit Organizations Change description to: addresses strategic planning and social innovation. Emphasizes methods of strategic planning and the principles of social innovation as practiced by the public and nonprofits sectors. Contemporary research and literature is discussed.
Comments: to GC 11/3/11; GC approved 11/14/11, to USF Syst 11/28/11, to SCNS 12/6/11. Approved. Effective 1/1/12. posted in banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-05-31
  2. Department: Government and International Affairs
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 132100
  5. Contact Person: Joan E. Pynes
  6. Phone: 8139740813
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PAD
  9. Number: 6335
  10. Full Title: Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Strategic Planning
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Emphasizes methods of strategic planning as tools to lead, strengthen, and develop public and nonprofit organizations.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. 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? The course already exists. The title is changed to be more reflective to current practices and the literature and research being conducted in the discipline.

    I added concepts and readings in Social Innovation to the content of the course when I taught the class Spring 2011. The federal government has allocated millions of dollars towards innovative programs in the social sector. The change in course title is more reflect of the current trends and scholarships in the public and nonprofit sectors.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Master degree
  29. Objectives: This course is designed as an introduction to the strategic planning and management process in public and nonprofit agencies. No prior knowledge of strategic planning is needed for enrollment in this class. During the term the theoretical concepts and practices used in developing, implementing and assessing strategic plans will be examined. The class will provide an introduction to social innovation. Social innovation refers to new strategies, concepts, and ideas that meet social needs of all kinds. This can range from working conditions and education to community development and health; activities that strengthen civil society.
  30. Learning Outcomes: To increase the understanding of strategic planning and the process within which strategic plans are developed, implemented and evaluated.

    To place each student in the position as an active participant in the development of a strategic plan.

    To advance awareness and appreciation for the value of strategic planning as a method for desired organizational (and societal) outcomes.

    To introduce social innovation concepts and examples.

  31. Major Topics: Strategic Planning

    Frequently used techniques used in strategic planning

    Social innovation

    Techniques for developing innovative programs

  32. Textbooks: David La Piana 92008) The Nonproift Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response Wprld.

    Stephen Goldsmith (2010). The Power of Social Innovation.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Be Strategic! Get a Plan

    Beinhocker, E. D., & Kaplan, S. (2002). Tired of Strategic Planning? McKinsey and Company.

    Chakravorti, B. (2010). Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity. Harvard Business Review.

    Kania, J., & Kramer, M. (2011). Collective Impact. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 36-41.

    McKinsey (2010). Innovation and Commercialism 2010.

    McKinsey: Strategic Planning: Three tips for 2009

    Mintzberg, H. (1994, January-February). The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning. Harvard Business Review, 107-114.

    Simons, R. (2010). Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution. Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Questions on syllabus 10 points each assigned reading

    Written Project 50 points

    In-class exercises 10 points each

    Final Exam 30 points

    Attendance and Participation 15 points

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: For the final project, students will develop a critical evaluation and creative plan of action for a public or nonprofit agency, department, or program.

    Final Exam

    Reading and Writing Assignments

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The Graduate School and the Department of Government and International Affairs hold academic integrity in the highest regard. Students are responsible for being aware of and complying with University Regulations and Policies and must conduct themselves accordingly.

    When the majority of work has been completed for a course, but a student encounters extenuating circumstances that may prevent completion of that course, the student may request an Incomplete Grade from the instructor. It is the instructor‟s discretion on whether to grant the request. Please refer to the complete policy on Incomplete Grades in the Graduate Catalog.

    • All Incomplete Grades require the completion of an Incomplete Grade Contract form, available on the Graduate School website. Effective fall 2009, Incomplete grades will roll to the default grade if a change of grade is not submitted within one semester. The default grade will represent the grade earned by the student if the missing work is not completed. This grade will effect GPA calculation from the term of the incomplete course. Because of this, students should always finish incomplete course work by the end of the following term in order to avoid being placed on Academic Probation (see Minimum Grade Point Average, below).

    • Graduate students with two unresolved “Incomplete” grades

    • Per USF Regulation 3-0027 on Academic Integrity of Students. Refer to the regulation for complete information and additional guidelines at:

    • Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may range from the receipt of:

    • An “F” or “Zero” grade on the subject paper, lab report, etc.

    • An “F” in the course or activity in which credit may be earned,

    • An “FF” in the course (leading to expulsion from the University)

    • Academic Dismissal for any violations of academic dishonesty policies or regulations

    • Possible revocation of the degree or Graduate Certificate following a thorough investigation

    • Graduate students who are assigned an “FF” grade will be academically dismissed from the University and will not be eligible to apply to any graduate program at USF

  38. Program This Course Supports: The MPA Program and the Graduate Certficate in Nonprofit Management (This class is reqruied for the GCNM, not the MPA)
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