TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SCIENCES

 

FS 5663 / Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs

3 hours

Spring 2001

  

Course: Monday evenings, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., HDB

 

 

Instructor:

Mary Bold, Ph.D., CFLE

E-mail: 5663@marybold.com

Web site: www.marybold.com [follow link To Syllabi]

Office Hours: After class on Mondays; other days by appointment

 

Resources and Materials:

 

Required

 

Gardner, H. (1995). Leading minds: An anatomy of leadership. New York: Basic Books.

 

Student choice of one popular or scholarly book on leadership or staff development. Books for loan will be available at the first class meeting.

 

Recommended

 

McManus, R., & Jennings, G. (1996). Structured exercises for promoting family and group strengths: A handbook for group leaders, trainers, educators, counselors and therapists. Binghamton, NY: Haworth.

 

 

Catalog Description:

Examination of styles of leadership, communication skills, supervision and motivation of staff, staff development activities and administration or organized services and programs; emphasis on the facilitation of change. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

 

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify leadership traits and style.
  2. Explore leadership theory and practice.
  3. Compare and contrast leadership and management.
  4. Apply group interaction and communications theory.
  5. Design staff development programs.
  6. Analyze theories of change.
  7. Apply change theories to programming.

 

Course Requirements:

  1. Read and present a review of a book on leadership. Turn in a written report and provide a 20-minute overview in class. Include visual aids or strategies to promote class participation. 100 points.
  2. Develop a staff development plan for a specific group or organization. 100 points.
  3. Present a portion of the plan in class. 50 points.
  4. Work in pairs to plan and demonstrate a team-building (or related exercise) in class. Draw from McManus & Jennings or other source. 50 points.
  5. Analyze the use of online training for staff development. Locate and take a course on the Internet OR study the beta and final versions of Texas ROPER Online Learning Module #1. Submit an evaluation and be prepared to discuss in class. 100 points.
  6. Read and be familiar with required texts and other readings. Lead the class in discussion of material from Gardner.
  7. Midterm (option of film reviews vs conference attendance) – 100 points.
  8. Final exam (will have a “Philosophy of Leadership” component) – 125  points.

 

Policies and Procedures:

 

  1. Written work should be typed. The style manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 4th ed., should be used for citations, references, and manuscript style. Internet citations may follow Li & Crane format.
  2. Written work should be turned in according to class schedule. Grade deductions will be made for late work.
  3. Attendance and participation in all class sessions are expected. After missing one class session, 5 points from your total class points will be deducted for each additional hour missed.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

 

A: 90 – 100%           B: 80 – 89      C: 70 – 79      D: 60 – 69      F: 59 down

 

TWU Disability Services Statement:

 

Texas Woman’s University seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. This University will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to register with Disability Support Services and to contact the faculty member in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.

 

Family Sciences Diversity Policy:

 

The concept of diversity implies a total commitment to an open context that promotes equality, social tolerance, and the right to express different points of view. The Family Sciences Department practices and celebrates diversity and creates a culture characterized by a climate of inclusion rather than exclusion, where people are involved in working together for a common good. Diversity refers to the inclusion of all persons regardless of their differences. These differences include but are not limited to ethnicity, race, culture, gender, age, socio-economic status, religious, sexual orientation, and physical disability. The Family Sciences Department does not condone discrimination in any form and complies with Texas Woman’s University Non-Discrimination Policy. The faculty actively seek enrichment through the strength, power, and wisdom of diversity.

 

Course Outline:

 

 

DATE

 

 

LECTURE/ACTIVITY

 

READING DUE

 

ASSIGNMENT DUE

1-22

 

Course Introduction

Bold: Grp contrast effects

 

 

1-29

 

Assessing Leadership

Bold: Hawthorne effect

Gardner 1 + 15

Led by ________

Activity by _________

2-5

 

Online staff development

Book Reviews

Gardner 15 + 2

Led by ________

Activity by _________

Analysis of online beta

2-12

 

Contemporary America

Book Reviews

Gardner 4

Led by ________

Activity by _________

2-19

 

 

Book Reviews

Gardner 5

Led by ________

Activity by _________

2-26

 

 

Book Reviews

Gardner 6

Led by ________

Activity by _________

 

3-5

 

 

Book Reviews

Gardner 7

Led by ________

Activity by _________

3-12

 

Mid-term

Gardner 10

Led by ________

Activity by _________

Analysis of online fin.

3-19

 

SPRING BREAK

3-26

 

Research on Leadership

Gardner 11

Led by ________

Activity by _________

Written Reviews due

4-2

 

Research on Leadership

Gardner 14

Led by ________

Activity by _________

4-9

 

Staff Dev. Plans

 

Activity by _________

4-16

 

Staff Dev. Plans

 

Activity by _________

4-23

 

Staff Dev. Plans

 

Activity by _________

4-30

 

Staff Dev. Plans

 

Activity by _________

Written Plans due

5-7

 

Final Exam