Hybrid Distance Education
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Describe the roles of image, perception, and personality for leaders.
Describe five power sources for leaders.
Describe how political strategies can influence leadership.
Critically evaluate and compare historical and current leadership theories and models.
Describe models, barriers, and enhancements for leaders making good decisions.
Describe how leaders can improve communication.
Identify sources of conflict and describe strategies for managing conflict.
Critically evaluate and compare motivation theories and models.
Analyze the leadership style of a current leader in radiologic sciences.
Critique a book related to leadership.
CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
Book Critique and Presentation - 30%
Each student will prepare a written critique of a book dealing with leadership. While the lengths (typically about 200 pages) and types of books (biographies, analyses of business principles) may vary, the goal is for students to learn something about leadership or one of the subtopics of this course (perception / personality, power / politics, decision-making, communication, managing conflict, or motivation).
Books must be approved. Request for approved books will began the Monday after the first weekend on class. The written critique should be submitted electronically by the date indicated on the chart at the end of the syllabus.
Book Critique Guidelines: Maximum 20 Points.
· Key Points - Summarize the key points of the book. (3 points)
· Correlation to Theories - Correlate the key points to one or more of the leadership theories mentioned in class or in the textbook. (10 points)
· Personal Impact - Describe how reading this book will influence your work / career. (2 points)
· Recommendations - Explain why you would or would not recommend this book to a colleague in a similar career situation. (2 points)
· Writing Competence - Use appropriate graduate level writing skills (grammar, organization, APA Style, etc.) (3 points)
Students will also present information about their books to the rest of the class as a PPT five (5) slide presentation lasting 5 – 10 minutes. Students must bring handouts of their slide presentations to share with their classmates. Students should send their PPT presentations to the instructor before class day so they can be loaded on the classroom drive. The following sections must be clearly labeled in the slide presentation:
Title Slide – (1 slide)
Key Points – (1 slide)
Correlation to Theories – (2 slides)
Personal Impact & Recommendations – (1 slide)
Leader Analysis - 30%
This exercise requires students to apply leadership theory to real situations and individuals. Each student will select a leader with whom they have regular contact. Individuals must agree to be analyzed and must be approved by the Instructor by the date on the chart at the end of the syllabus.
The student will keep an electronic journal (e-journal) as he or she observes, interviews, and analyzes this individual during the course. The journal will provide anecdotal examples to accompany the analysis of the leader's leadership style and effectiveness. An example of a format for the e-journal is available under "Course Content and Related Materials" in WebCT Course Site.
Guidelines for the written leader analysis are available under "Course Content and Related Materials" in WebCT Course Site.
The Leader Analysis and e-Journal are due by the dates on the chart at the end of the syllabus.
Take-Home Examination – 30%
The take-home examination questions will be distributed in class. Each student should submit their exams electronically as an email attachment, including the questions (italicized) and the answers (regular font). Use the standard MSU Cover Sheet. The exam is due by the date on the chart at the end of the syllabus.
Class Participation - 10%
Preparation for the First Seminar Weekend - Read and be ready to discuss the following chapters of the textbook:
Chapter 3 - Personality, Perception, & Attribution
Chapter 8 - Communication
Chapter 10 - Decision-Making by Individuals ...
Chapter 11 - Power & Political Behavior
Chapter 12 - Leadership & Followship
Preparation for the Second Seminar Weekend - Read and be ready to discuss the following chapters of the textbook:
Chapter 4 - Attitudes, Values, and Ethics
Chapter 5 – Motivation
Chapter 7 - Stress & Well-Being
Chapter 13 - Conflict at Work
Chapter 17 - Career Management
Each student should be prepared to participate fully in class discussions and activities on each topic. This means that reading assignments and preparations have to be completed before seminar weekends. The faculty will evaluate the quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student's class participation based on the following criteria:
Written Book Critique 20%
Class Presentation of Book Critique 10%
Written Leader Analysis 20%
Take-Home Examination 30%
Class Participation 10%
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 - 60
F = 69 and below
Assignments will be submitted electronically as an email attachment using the following guidelines:
IBM compatible format (not MAC)
Word 2003 or newer version
Times New Roman or other typical legible font – not Courier (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)
1" margins on all sides
STANDARD MSU COVER SHEET
If a student cannot meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements.
Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.
Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:
Graduate Coordinator – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
Department Chair – Dr. Donna Lee Wright (940-397-4615)
Interim College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of "W" is 4:00pm October 22, 2012. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of "Incomplete" in a course. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of "Incomplete" in a course before grades are submitted. If the instructor grants the "Incomplete," the student has until ninety (90) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements. If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of "Incomplete" will automatically convert into a grade of "F."
RADS 5033 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the MSU Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 5033 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 5033 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the book critique, electronic journal, leader analysis, and take home examination, all of which are to be electronically submitted to the faculty. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc). The only exception to this rule, is during the final class presentations.
When students submit their efforts (book critique, electronic journal, leader analysis, and take home examination) for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.