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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEB6226

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 3/5/12. For MBA Prog Chng. Appd. To GC 3/19. to USF Syst 3/19. to SCNS 3/27. SNCS appd eff 5/5/12 (Number 6182, apprd as 6226). Posted in banner


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2770 2012-02-16
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BA 140500
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Paul Solomon 8139745995 psolomon@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEB 6226 Leadership Speaker Series

    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
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Leadership Speaker Series
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course addresses a range of issues that impact how leaders craft strategies, create commitment, communicate effectively, delegate, and lead by example. A diverse group of individuals will deliver thought-provoking presentations and lead discussions.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    One of six Advanced Tools courses required for the MBA, this course addresses a broad range of issues that impact how leaders craft strategies, create commitment, communicate effectively, delegate, and lead by example. A diverse group of individuals will be tapped to deliver thought-provoking presentations and lead discussions.

    Recommended by the MBA redesign committee and approved by the College’s Graduate Policy Committee and faculty, this course reflects the increased emphasis placed on leadership, communication, and other “soft skills” by leading MBA programs. Because this will be a required Advanced Tools course for all MBA students, enrollment should generate a minimum of 100 SCH each time the course is offered.

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

    No

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


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the social, legal, political, economic, technological and competitiveness issues that create opportunities and constrain leaders’ choices; help students gain an understanding of how effective leaders create commitment, communicate effectively, delegate, and lead by example; and provide the opportunity for thoughtful discussion among students.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students who complete the requirements for this course should be able to:

    • Identify and explain the key points of a speaker’s presentation

    • Discuss how the issue(s) addressed by the speaker impact management choices across various businesses and industries

    • Relate the key points of the speaker’s presentation to MBA course work

    C. Major Topics

    Presentations are expected to include topics such as:

    • Leading the strategic planning process

    • Integrating design thinking into strategic and operating decisions

    • The importance of clear vision and direction

    • How leaders foster innovation

    • Setting and celebrating goals

    • Leadership and “followership”

    D. Textbooks

    None required

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    None required

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    This course is graded on an S/U basis. Students are expected to attend all course meetings and to engage in discussion.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    This course is graded on an S/U basis. Students are expected to attend all course meetings and to engage in discussion.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend all classes.

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    Students are expected to attend all course meetings and to engage in discussion.

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students who miss one of the scheduled class meetings must write a paper on the speaker’s topic; students who miss two or more meetings will receive a U grade for the course; alternatively, students may withdraw from the course and register for it in a subsequent semester.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MBA


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None; however, it would be open to all graduate students enrolled inthe College of Business.



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