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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6145
Tracking Number - 5448

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for MS in Management. To GC. Approved 5/12/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Numbr 6340 apprd as 6145 eff 7/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2016-04-15
  2. Department: Information Systems and Decision Sciences
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 1407000
  5. Contact Person: Gert Jan deVreede
  6. Phone: 8139743392
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6145
  10. Full Title: Managing Creative Projects
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Managing Creative Projects
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Interdisciplinary overview of how organizations can harness innovation through creative projects. It covers foundations of creativity and innovation, techniques to support creativity in teams, and establish a culture of innovation.

  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? As the MS in Management program is redesigned towards preparing students to lead and manage projects, this course helps students with principles that are useful in managing creative projects. This is especially useful for the local tourism and hospitality driven economy.
  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.) PhD in Management or related discipline
  29. Objectives: The overall purpose of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the ways in which organizations can stimulate innovation and creativity and manage creative projects and individuals.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the course, students should be able to:

    • Describe the key factors that stimulate or hinder creativity such as personality characteristics, and contextual factors including but not limited to organizational culture, motivation, time pressure, and leadership.

    • Define the cognitive processes involved in creativity such as problem construction, ideation, idea convergence, and idea evaluation.

    • Apply creativity techniques to support creative processes for individuals and teams.

    • Give examples of technologies that support creative processes for teams and individuals.

    • Discuss the role, characteristics, and profiles of creative individuals.

    • Recognize the special challenges that are involved with the management of creative projects and individuals.

    • Recall management strategies to productively foster a culture of innovation and creativity in project teams and organizations.

  31. Major Topics: Introduction & Our Creative Economy

    Part I: Creativity Foundations

    Individual Creativity: Person, Process, Press, and Product, Team Creativity; types of creative teams, Creativity techniques & processes, Creativity Support Systems

    Part II: Creative Projects

    Characteristics and challenges of creative projects, Case studies on creative projects, Expert panel: Managing creativity in projects, Creativity assignment presentations

    Part III: Organizational Creativity

    Creative organizations, Managing creative people, Creativity as an organizational strategy & culture,

  32. Textbooks: Stein, E. W. (2014). Designing Creative High Power Teams and Organizations: Beyond Leadership. New York, NY: Business Expert Press

    Lockwood, T., & Walton, T. (2009). Corporate Creativity: Developing an Innovative Organization. New York, NY: Allworth Press

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional readings will be posted on CANVAS
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Final grade in the course will be determined as follows:

    • Creativity Assignment 20%

    • Team-based organizational case study 20%

    • Mid Term Essay 15%

    • Final Exam 20%

    • Discussion leadership 10%

    • Class Participation 15%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  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: Students are expected to be in class for every class session and to be on time. If there are circumstances beyond your control that make attendance of a class impossible, discuss this with me as soon as possible. Unexcused absences may result in reduced grades.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS in Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MBA, MS in MIS

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