PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT HPC 2700 SECTION 101 TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. SPRING SEMESTER 2014-15 STUDENT UNION 244 J (Linville Gorge) Jamar Banks Center for Student Involvement and Leadership 244 J Plemmons Student Union 828-262-6252 (work) Office Hours: available: 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Email: [email protected] Course Purpose: This course is designed to engage students in opportunities for individual assessment, self-exploration, study theories and principles of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Course Objectives: To conceptualize the meaning of leadership and understanding the application process therein; To provide opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth through active learning; To develop an understanding of and appreciation for the increasing complexity In a global society; To become aware of personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader; To provide students the opportunity to participate in co-curricular learning; Course Structure/Materials: Leadership Theory and Practice Sixth Edition by Peter G. Northouse, 2012 This course is based upon the premise that students, when given adequate information and opportunities to develop competencies in leadership, can assume a more responsible and intentional strategy for their growth and development. The course consists of two components. The first is the in-class instructional time and out of class assignments. The format for this component will include group discussion, self-exploration, readings, lecture, presentations, writing assignments, etc. The second component is an experiential learning requirement. Each student will be required to participate in a group service project during the course. Each student is EXPECTED to read the course text in order to prepare for class assignments and participation. Materials from the book will be covered ALL YEAR. Course Expectations: NO CELL PHONES DURING CLASS Students are expected to attend class prepared to participate in discussions, be attentive to the information presented, and participate in learning activities. Students are expected to complete all assignments on time and turn in all required assignments. Students are encouraged to discuss concerns affecting their class performance or other issues which might affect them in a timely and appropriate manner. Students are expected to perform at their highest level possible. Students are expected to meet with the instructor at least twice during the course in an individual conference outside of the class. Students are expected to attend all classes unless there is justifiable reason for absence What Students Can Expect: Instructor(s) will follow the course syllabus and inform students of any changes which might be necessary in a timely manner. Instructor(s) will attempt to include a variety of teaching techniques that will actively involve students in the learning process. Instructor(s) will stay current on literature and developments in the field and will be prepared for class each session. Instructor(s) will provide timely feedback on course progress and return assignments in a timely fashion. Course Evaluation: Evaluation is a part of every course at the institution and of course a final grade will be given for this course too. All students have the potential to earn an “A” in this course. You will be evaluated on a variety of factors which will contribute to your final grade. It is important to realize, that while everyone has the potential to earn an “A”, not everyone will necessarily earn one. The class has many aspects to it that contribute to your development and as a measure of your success in the class. Each part of the course is important and you should strive to do your best with each. Working harder in one area versus another will only result in you not getting as rich of an educational experience as possible. It is also important to realize that mastering the concepts discussed in class is not the only measure of your effectiveness and does not necessarily mean that you will be successful as a leader. Leadership success is based upon many things of which mastery of concepts and materials is only one. The application of these concepts and theories is perhaps more important than the concept itself. You will be evaluated on the following course components: ● Attendance and Participation: Your attendance is required and participation is highly encouraged. You will be graded on both. 125 points . ● Exams: Each student will show competency in leadership by taking 2 exams during the course of the semester. Each test will be worth 100 points for a total of 200 in this area. ● Service Activity: the class will select and organize a community service experience as a group with the approval of the instructor. The class will present their final project and reflection during the final exam week. This will count as the final exam. 125 points ● Quizzes, Writing/Reading Assignments: throughout the class students will be given various writing assignments. You will be assessed on the quality of your writing, depth of understanding, and creativity. Students will also view movies and analyze case studies. Writing assignments will factor in to your attendance and participation grade. 100 points Course Grading: A 93-100 points A- 90-92 points B+ 87-89 points B 83-86 points B- 80-82 points C+ 77-79 points C 73- 76 points C- 70-72 points D+ 67-69 points D 63-67 points D- 60-62 points Statements of Disability Services Appalachian State University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented qualifying disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Those seeking accommodations based on a substantially limiting disability must contact and register with The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at www.ods.appstate.edu <http://www.ods.appstate.edu> <http://www.ods.appstate.edu/> or 828-262-3056. Once registration is complete, individuals will meet with ODS staff to discuss eligibility and appropriate accommodations. Introduction to Leadership Development Section 101 Fall Semester 2014 Tentative Class Schedule 13 January: Review of Syllabus and Expectations; class introductions; Students draft their own set of expectations for the course. Assignment for Next Class: What is Leadership? The paper should be typed, double spaced and less than 200 words. Read Chapter 1 The Introduction 15 January: Discussion on Chapter 1 Leadership Activity Assignment: Read 8 20 January: Discuss article and view video clips Assignment: Read Chapter 2 22 January: Service and Leadership Club Hub (Act Office, BSA, APPS, Club Sports, SGA, Club Council, Fraternity/Sorority) 27 January: Trait Lecture Service and leadership project discussion; Assignment: Find a research article that discusses in details the vital elements of trait theory is prepared to discuss your findings in class 29 January: True Colors Exercise and Discussion Assignment: Read Chapter 3 3 February: Bucket List Discussion & Group Case Studies 5 February: Chapter 3 Discussion 10 February: Movie: Red Tails 12 February: Movie: Red Tails Assignment: Reflection Paper & Read Chapter 4 17 February: Review Reflection & Chapter 4 Quiz 19 February: Business and Local Government Panel Discussion Assignment: Read Chapter 5 24 February: Chapter 5 Discussion 26 February: Review Chapters 1-2 3 March: Review Chapters 3-5 5 March: Mid-Term Exam 9-13 March: Spring Break 17 March: Prepare for Mid-Term 19 March: Mid-Term Chapters 1-4 24 March: Women in Leadership Panel Assignment: Article Review (Leadership) 26 March: Discussion on the article Assignment: Read Chapter 6 31 March: Chapter 6 Lecture 2 April: Continue Contingency Theory Discussion 7 April: Chapter 9 Lecture 9 April: Chapter 9 Activity (4 Corners) 14 April: Lecture Discussion by the Students Assignment: Read Chapter 11& 12 Assignment: Service Project must be completed 16 April: Leadership Perspectives: A Leadership Panel Discussion 21 November No Class 23 April: Group Activity 28 April: Assignment: Presentations 30 April: Assignment: Presentation 5-9 May: Final Exam Period INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP HPC 2700 SERVICE PROJECT Many leadership theories have as one of their core values the recognition of the importance of a leader first learning to serve those with whom s/he works. Further, a leader should be someone who understands the importance of community and recognizes that each member of a community has an obligation to make that community a better place for all of its members. Appalachian State University students have long recognized the importance of community involvement. It is part of the legacy that a student can leave behind after s/he has left this great institution. Appalachian has also recognized the inherent value that service has on the learning process for our students. Service learning is an integral part of many classes at Appalachian. From a leadership perspective, service learning teaches students the value and responsibility of community, develops planning skills, teaches one how to positively affect the lives of others, and promotes a deeper understanding of the privilege and responsibility that one has as a college student leader. As part of this course, you will be responsible for the selection, planning, and implementation of a service learning experience of your choice. You will work as a group. There are a few guidelines or expectations that you must fulfill as part of this experience. They are as follows: ● The activity or service selected must be approved by the instructor. ● The activity or service selected must be completed by April 2, 2014 ● The activity or service selected must involve all members of the team and be involved enough in terms of its complexity and effort required to give all team members equal opportunity to contribute. ● The activity or service must benefit the campus or surrounding communities (Watauga, Caldwell, Ashe, Avery or Wilkes County). ● All members of the team will be expected to submit a reaction paper (minimum of three pages) which discusses the process followed in terms of conceptualizing and implementing the activity or service, the challenges faced and your perception of the team’s success in addressing these challenges, and what you as a member of the team contributed and learned from the activity. The paper is due by the second class meeting after the project is completed.