Spring 2018 - EDUC 813 G031

Organizational Theory and Analyses (5)

Class Number: 3537

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Michelle Nilson
    mnilson@sfu.ca
    604.551.2639
    Office: SUR 5218

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course critically examines organizations in which educational leaders work from different theoretical perspectives and in light of research evidence. It also critiques several past and current reform initiatives, and explores specific topics in-depth. A central and pervasive question of the course concerns organizational purposes, especially with respect to learning, and how these purposes are served by organizational structures and processes.

COURSE DETAILS:

Meeting Dates: 
Jan 5, 6 & 26, 27
Feb 16, 17
Mar 2, 3 and 16, 17

Times: 
Fridays: 4:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturdays:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:
 
Room A2402, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

All organizations reflect a set of complex interrelationships between stakeholders, communities, external organizations, and contexts. In this class, we will be using inquiry to explore how postsecondary systems and institutions are at once organized and organizing.

Course goals are to:

  • examine theory, analyze organizational functions as they relate to postsecondary education
  • gain an awareness of the complex interrelationships in this sector
  • understand forms of organizational structures, designs, and processes
  • understand the role of values, beliefs, and culture in organizations
  • be able to articulate and analyze current issues and controversies in organizational theory 

Grading

  • Reflective Practitioner Journal 20%%
  • Institutional Case Study 50%%
  • Reading Presentation 30%%

NOTES:

Graduate General Regulations 1.5.1 Normal Grading System. (Normally, graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.)

GRADING REQUIREMENTS:

Grades    
A+ 4.33 > 95
A 4.00 90-94.99
A- 3.67 85-89.99
B+ 3.33 80-84.99
B 3.00 75-79.99
B- 2.67 70-74.99

** Incompletes will be given only under extraordinary circumstances that are beyond the student’s control. Students that are physically absent must make arrangements with classmates to get notes and/or to Skype in to class.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Bolman and Deal (2013) Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Edition 5.
ISBN: 9781118573310

Additional Required Readings will be provided on the Canvas site throughout the course.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Additional Recommended Readings will be provided on the Canvas site throughout the course.

ACCOMODATION NOTICE:
I am committed to doing what I can to ensure that students have access to the tools and resources they need in order to be academically successful. If there is an accommodation that would make it easier to learn or understand the materials, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements with the appropriate office.                                  

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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