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Department Courses:

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ORL 4003 Crisis intervention
Study of general crisis phenomena within the framework of crisis intervention theory. Analysis of individual, family, and community dynamics.

ORL 4011 Personnel management in healthcare
Examination and application of personnel management and human relations theory in the healthcare organization. Includes human resource utilization, problem solving, comunications theory, and evaluation performance. Special fee: $25.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORL 4014 Legal issues in healthcare organizations
Laws, administrative regulations, and pertinent case law affecting healthcare organizations. Theories of power, politics, and labor relations applied. Local, state, and federal impact on healthcare included. Special fee: $25.

ORL 4054 Leadership and management in healthcare organizations
Critical analysis of theory and research in organizational behavior, leadership, and management as it relates to the role of healthcare executives. Critique of the executive's role as it relates to these theories. Special fee: $25.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORL 5362 Group dynamics: A systems perspective
Enrollment limited. The course explores social processes in groups and their impact on individual behavior. In addition to a series of lectures/discussions, students are required to participate in an experiential group relations conference or to conduct a self-study project on group relations. Special fee.
Instructor(s): Sarah Brazaitis

ORL 5521 Introduction to research methods in education
This course meets a departmental requirement for an introductory course on empirical research in education and organizational studies. The goal is to help students be able to access, comprehend, synthesize, and utilize research, to support and facilitate the research efforts of others, and to begin to prepare to conduct their own research. Students read exemplars of published research, along with texts about research design, data collection and analysis, and strategies for assessing the validity and trustworthiness of research. The course covers qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to research, such as experiments, surveys, case studies, ethnography, and action research.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers, Katharine Conway

ORL 5551 Ethics for healthcare professionals
Review of ethical issues in healthcare and healthcare delivery. Special fee: $150.

ORL 6011 Advanced system management
Managing systems requires the generation of useful information for decision-making. This course focuses on using information for strategic planning and management of systems in healthcare.

ORLA 4010 Introduction to organization analysis in education

This course draws on concepts and propositions from organization theory to help students construct and analyze case studies of schools and school systems and develop action plans for organizational change, reform, and renewal. Special focus on theories of bureaucracy and community; organizational structure, culture, and politics; professional learning communities; and strategic learning organizations.

ORLA 4025 Resource allocation for student achievement
This course emphasizes the skills of school budgeting and facilities management, personnel allocations, and grant writing with a view to leveraging student achievement. Students use simulations and case studies to analyze an actual school budget; make a three-year budget forecast; and reassign faculty, support staff, and instructional resources to improve performance.

ORLA 4030 Ethical issues in educational leadership

An examination of ethical issues inherent in educational leadership, with an emphasis on ethical practice as well as theory. The ethics of rights, justice, and care applied to moral dilemmas arising from the professional literature, the humanities, and the student's own practice.

ORLA 4033 Ethical and legal issues in education leadership
This course explores the nexus between law, ethics, and school leadership. It relies on both case law and the use of ethical dilemmas in the form of case studies and hypotheticals to teach prospective leaders how to consider, for themselves, the tensions they experience when the law, professional practice, and their ethical codes of conduct are in conflict.

ORLA 4044 Leadership for adult development
In this course we will explore an expanded notion of leadership that includes supporting adult development as a focal concern. Participants interested in organizational and individual leadership and growth, especially teachers, principals, superintendents, and other leaders, will study how constructive-developmental theory and pillar practices for supporting adult growth can enable leaders to support adults' transformational learning. Permission of the instructor is required.
Instructor(s): Ellie Drago-Severson

ORLA 4045 Restructuring schooling in urban environments
Institutional and policy analysis of school redesign experiments in urban settings, with special emphasis on the Chicago case. Review of theoretical foundations research, political support, and implementation consequences of system-wide school reform, as well as analysis of how both experimental and system-wide change is initiated.

ORLA 4058 Privatization and choice in education
Small public schools, independent schools, charter schools, vouchers, home schools, religious schools, and for-profit educational ventures are examples of the explosion of options in schooling available to a growing number of American families. The purpose of this course is to understand the configuration of these choices in America and the implications of those choices for a democratic society. Students consider whether school choice can serve the best interests of families and the common good. Through on-site visits, students use the diversity of schools in New York City as a laboratory for learning. Permission of the instructor is required.

ORLA 4060 Designing Charter Schools
Design focus on instructional, governance, accountability systems, and organizational patterns. Reference to research on school models and on legislative and regulatory context of charter schools. Charter school leaders participate as resources. Collaborative field and electronic studies of existing charter schools.
Instructor(s): Paul O'Neill

ORLA 4071 leadership of private schools and non-profit organizations
How can leaders transform "good" schools into excellent schools? The purpose of this course is to equip dynamic individuals with skills and knowledge for aligning schools to accomplish challenging goals. Students study how mission and vision, governance, teamwork, social intelligence, and organization behavior contribute to effective leadership practice. They assess barriers to school change and explore strategies to overcome them. They analyze culture and ways to develop the habit of continuous school improvement. The course uses a variety of approaches with a focus on case studies. Permission of the instructor is required.
Instructor(s): Pearl Kane

ORLA 4876 School finance: Resource allocation for non-profit organizations
An exploration of the business aspects of managing private schools. The focus is on critical issues of management including: decision making, strategic planning, and analysis and allocation of resources. Participants analyze complex issues and problems confronting leaders in private schools such as: enrollment and tuition stabilization, pricing and affordability, funding sources, endowment management, compensation, and government compliance.

ORLA 4900 Research and independent study in educational leadership
For students wishing to pursue independent study and/or research on topics not covered in regular courses. Requires faculty member's approval of a study plan, reading list, and final paper or other products or projects. Permission required from individual faculty.
Instructor(s): Ellie Drago-Severson, Jay Heubert, Pearl Kane

ORLA 5012 The social context of education reform: Public engagement and community development

Political analysis of administration at the service delivery and community levels.


Instructor(s): Luis Huerta

ORLA 5017 Groups and interpersonal behavior

Organizational behavior with reference to interpersonal relationships and the conflicts resulting from the needs of individuals compared to the demands of the organization. Special permission required.


Instructor(s): Eric Marcus

ORLA 5018 School leadership for adult development

School leaders must exercise practices to support adult development, especially in the context of standards-based reform. We will explore adult developmental theories and their connection to leadership; constructive-developmental theory; pillar practices for supporting adult growth (i.e., learning that helps adults develop increased cognitive and affective capacities to better manage the complexities of work and life). We consider: How can leaders better support adults' growth? What practices support adult development? What developmental principles inform these practices?

ORLA 5029 Supervision of teaching and learning

This course draws upon the research literature in human resources management and emphasizes best practice in the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, professional development, and evaluation of teachers including the termination of incompetent teachers. The course uses problem-based units on teacher recruitment and hiring, role playing on effective mentoring, video evaluations of teacher practices, and strategies for removing incompetent teachers.


Instructor(s): Robert Monson

ORLA 5052 Instructional leadership of independent schools
The purpose of this course is to help prepare independent school educators for their roles as instructional leaders and to encourage reflection about the craft of teaching. It will provide an overview of contemporary theories and research about how people learn and how this knowledge can inform leadership in curriculum design, teaching strategies, student assessment practices, and the design of professional development.
Instructor(s): Alyse Hachey

ORLA 5362 Practicum in School Leadership
The Practicum in School Leadership combines an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills while contributing to the ongoing work of a school. Students work with experienced school leaders on a specific project relevant to the school's priorities.

ORLA 5530 Action research in organizational behavior
Techniques and methods of designing and conducting action research on organizational problems. Various methodological and organizational issues are addressed regarding the use of action research to foster organizational learning and problem solving through systematic inquiry and reflection. Students conduct an action research project.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers

ORLA 5532 Program development: Teaching, learning, and assessment

Instructor(s): Robert Monson

ORLA 5587 Strategic management of independent schools and nonprofit organizations

The purpose of this class is to equip educators with the skills needed for effective independent school practice. Classes are organized to develop skills in the following broad areas: staffing and management, coaching and feedback, strategic planning and organization structure, external relations, and transitioning into a new work environment. To develop proficiency in these important leadership skills, students have opportunities to learn about and then practice skills in the classroom context with feedback from peers and experienced practitioners. Permission required.


Instructor(s): Pearl Kane

ORLA 5689 School heads colloquium
Enrollment limited to 20 participants. The purpose of the symposium is to provide renewal and reflection on issues relevant to school leaders through intensive study and collaboration with professional peers from independent and international schools. Topics include moral leadership and current education issues in public and private schools. Participants also conduct research on a topic of interest to their schools. Through on-site visits, students use the diversity of schools in New York City and the rich cultural resources as a laboratory for learning. Permission required.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers, Pearl Kane

ORLA 5830 The Klingenstein Summer Institute for early career teachers
Residential program. Enrollment limited to 75. An intensive two week program held annually in June that introduces early career teachers to the complexity and challenge of teaching in independent schools. Prominent professors, guest authors, and nationally renowned educators deepen understanding on topics related to the organizing themes: improving teaching and learning, understanding diversity and multiculturalism, and assessing and overcoming resistance to change. Permission required.

ORLA 6020 Pro-seminar in education leadership
This seminar course is topical and brings in guest speakers, exemplary practitioners, researchers and policy makers from academia, public schools and school districts, charter schools and education management organizations, private and independent schools, business, and other organizations to share their experience, research, and insights about effective leadership practices. The central theme of the Pro-Seminar is the development of personal self-awareness and mastery, as well as professional effectiveness. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools, assessment instruments, and other resources that are useful for personal reflection and professional growth. The seminar is customized for students preparing for leadership at different levels and in different contexts, for example aspiring public school principals, independent school heads, or district level leaders.

ORLA 6460 Internship in Public School Leadership

The internship in public school leadership presents an opportunity to become immersed in the field of leadership practice and to appreciate the importance of instructional leadership in the creation of a learning environment. The internship combines opportunities to study effective leadership first-hand, develop and practice instructional leadership skills, and be mentored for a career as a school principal. The internship requires approximately 450 hours (12-15 hours per week over a full year) of supervised field work in a public school. Permission required.

ORLA 6461 Internship in school and school district leadership
A 450-hour supervised field experience in school district leadership. Partially satisfies New York State requirement for School District Leaders certificate. Permission required.
Instructor(s): Jay Heubert, Pearl Kane

ORLA 6641 Advanced topics in research methods and design
This course provides students the opportunity to explore advanced topics in research design and analytic methods, especially as they relate to studies of educational contexts and policies.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers

ORLA 6900 Directed research and study in education leadership
For students wishing to pursue independent study or original research as they prepare for their doctoral certification examination and/or dissertation proposal. Permission required from individual faculty.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers, Jay Heubert, Pearl Kane

ORLA 7500 Dissertation seminar in educational leadership
This course provides students the opportunity to discuss topics related to the preparation of their dissertation proposal in a seminar format. Students present their ideas and writing for feedback from the instructor and other students. Students may enroll in this seminar once. Permission of the instructor is required.

ORLA 7501 Dissertation research seminar
This course provides students the opportunity to discuss their dissertation proposal in a seminar format, with support and feedback from the instructor and other students. Students are eligible to enroll in this seminar after enrolling in ORLA 7500 and before their dissertation proposal has been approved. Students may enroll in this course once. Permission of the instructor is required.

ORLA 7503 Research Seminar
This course provides students the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research in a seminar format, with support and feedback from the instructor and other students. Students are eligible to enroll in this seminar after their dissertation proposal has been approved. Students may enroll in this course once. Permission of the instructor is required.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers

ORLA 8900 Dissertation advisement in educational leadership
Individual advisement on the doctoral dissertation. Students register for this in the first semester after their dissertation proposal has been approved and continue registering in this (or in another course, with sponsor approval) until the dissertation is completed. Requires ongoing consultation between the student and dissertation sponsor. The fee equals three points at the current tuition rate for each term. Permission required from individual faculty.
Instructor(s): Alex Bowers, Jay Heubert, Pearl Kane

ORLD 4050 Introduction to adult and continuing education

An introduction to the professional field of adult and continuing education: fields of practice (higher education, workplace, management training, social action, literacy and the like, and their evolution, and new challenges); schools of thought such as pragmatism, radicalism and humanism and their transformation and their relevance; clarification of concepts; and discussion of emerging issues and challenges.


Instructor(s): Jeanne Bitterman, Judith Parker

ORLD 4051 How adults learn
Role and perspective changes in adulthood, concepts of maturity, learning theories, personality development, cognitive learning and thinking, creativity, interests and attitudes, motivation, self-concept, and achieving styles. Implications for the education of adults in a wide variety of workplace, community, and educational settings.
Instructor(s): Arthur Langer

ORLD 4053 Facilitating adult learning
In-depth consideration of issues, strategies, and methods for facilitating adult learning. Theory is considered in relationship to practice. Methods are identified that are suited to adult learning in different settings, and to the role played by groups in individual to team learning. No prerequisites required, but learning is enhanced when taken following ORLD 4051.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Bitterman

ORLD 4800 Workshop in higher and adult education
Special topics or events related to the administration of programs in adult education. Topics change each semester. Open to degree and non-degree students.

ORLD 4815 Developing critical thinkers

This workshop will explore answers to questions concerning facilitating adult learning. Presentations from the workshop leader will be interspersed with small group exercises focusing on different approaches to helping adults learn. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own experiences as learners and facilitators and to consider how these experiences might help them to reframe their practice.


Instructor(s): Stephen Brookfield

ORLD 4827 Fostering transformative learning
In this course, we will explore how adult learners transform their habits of mind through critical self-reflection and discourse. We will also examine the relationships between individuation, authenticity, and transformation. We will focus on practical and innovative strategies for fostering transformative learning in adult education settings. This is a distance learning course.
Instructor(s): Patricia Cranton

ORLD 4828 Imagination, authenticity and individuation in transformative learning
Participants in this course will engage in an in-depth exploration of transformative learning with an emphasis on the role of affect and imagination in the learning process. The rational, cognitive approach will be reviewed for those participants unfamiliar with the traditional theory. We will investigate how the journey of becoming authentic is a transformative process. Jung's concept of individuation - differentiating one's Self from the collective- will be used as yet another lens through which we can view transformation.
Instructor(s): Patricia Cranton

ORLD 4844 Helping adults learn
In this course, participants will explore the ways in which adults learn critical thinking and they will experience different techniques to teach critical thinking. Exercises to be reviewed will include: Scenario analysis, heroes and villains, crisis decision simulation and critical incidents. The course will mix presentations by the leader with small group exercises.
Instructor(s): Stephen Brookfield

ORLD 4850 Discussion as a way of teaching
Discussion is one of the most frequently used teaching methodologies in higher and adult education today. This 2-day workshop explores the rationale for the use of discussion, examines some of the most frequently used discussion approaches, and investigates the use of discussion in specific teaching contexts. It is based on Stephen Brookfield (the workshop leader) and Stephen Preskill's book Discussion as a Way of Teaching, a 1999 Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice.
Instructor(s): Stephen Brookfield

ORLD 4900 Research and independent study in adult education

Permission of instructor required.


Instructor(s): Jeanne Bitterman

ORLD 5053 Developing and managing adult learning programs

Organization studied in relation to community structure and social forces. Topics covered include: Finance and facilities, personnel, program, and community relations. Major emphasis on case analysis.


Instructor(s): Marie Volpe

ORLD 5054 Strategy development as a learning process in organizations
This course provides a comprehensive view of organizational strategy from a learning perspective. Students examine various models for facilitating the development of strategic initiatives through learning interventions.
Instructor(s): Lyle Yorks

ORLD 5055 Staff development and training
Introductory course covering the organization, management, and instructional process involved in staff training and development programs in business, industry, unions, healthcare institutions, government, and other noncollegiate settings. Current developments, innovative practices, and issues. This course is also offered in a distance learning format.
Instructor(s): Judith O'Neil, Judith Parker

ORLD 5057 Adult learning and education: Theory and practice

Prerequisite: ORLD 4050, ORLD 4051, or ORLD 4053. Advanced seminar in theory development through a synthesis of the writings of selected philosophers, social scientists, and educators. History and transformation of adult education philosophy and theory; cultural, social and political contexts of theory-building; critical analysis of the main schools of thought; discussion of new challenges to adult learning and education theory (social learning, organizational learning).

ORLD 5061 The learning organization
This course describes theory and practice in creating learning organizations. In-depth attention is given to action science as a framework for organizational learning. Readings and case studies provide insight into learning at individual, group, and organizational levels. ORLD 5055 or its equivalent is a prerequisite. Education Leadership Ed.D. students are exempt from the prerequisite.
Instructor(s): Terrence Maltbia

ORLD 5062 Human resource development in organizations

A comprehensive view of the field of human resource development. The emphasis is on how HRD relates to a changing workplace and how emerging theories of strategic and performance management relate to the learning and development needs of people and organizations. Prerequisite: ORLD 5055 or ORLJ 5003 (Organizational Psychology students), or instructor permission.


Instructor(s): Lyle Yorks

ORLD 5550 Research on organizational learning
Students will read and discuss theory and research on organizational learning for knowledge/expertise creation and sharing; and review, design, or conduct research in schools, businesses, or not-for-profit organizations.
Instructor(s): Martha Gephart

ORLD 5815 Critical theory and adult learning
In this workshop, participants examine major figures in the critical theory tradition. The implications of the ideas of notable individuals such as Marcuse, Fromm and Foucault are considered as they relate to adult learning and the practice of adult education.
Instructor(s): Stephen Brookfield

ORLD 5821 Leveraging emotional intelligence (EQ) to enhance organizational effectiveness

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Enhance Organizational Effectiveness will explore research, best practices, and future directions. Students will learn to select among popular EQ assessment and measurement tools, distinguish between cognitive learning and emotional learning strategies, effectively position the business case for EQ, and evaluate the effectiveness of EQ learning strategies. Participants will receive personal profiles based on three popular EQ assessments and applied insights to leadership development strategies including executive coaching.


Instructor(s): Terrence Maltbia

ORLD 5822 Building productive relationship with social intelligence (SQ)
The Workplace Learning Institute. Building Productive Relationships with Social Intelligence (SQ) describes the components of the emerging emotional economy and why its important to organizational performance, expand EQ capability by amplifying social intelligent components, examine the social neuroscience behind the dynamics of productive relationships, combine non-verbal agility to expand empathic accuracy for improved communication, and develop foundational human interaction skills to enhance relationships. Participants will examine the results of 2 assessments: (1) NBI (Thinking Style) and (2) Team Roles Inventory with a focus on devising small group and team development interventions.
Instructor(s): Terrence Maltbia

ORLD 5823 Building 21st century organizational capability with cultural intelligence
The Workplace Learning Institute. Building 21st Century Organizational Capability with Cultural Intelligence (CQ) students will learn a strategic learning and leadership framework used to guide cultural diversity interventions in organizations, examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations associated with evidence-based cultural diversity strategies, explore a set of core practices informed by important leadership questions, experiment with sample tools designed to launch strategic cultural diversity processes, apply strategic diversity learning and change process to personal project to integrate key learning. Participants will examine how three assessments (i.e., Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire, CQ Assessment, and Bennett's Intercultural Development Inventory) can be used to inform the design and implementation of various learning strategies focused on building a leveraging diversity capacity in the workplace.
Instructor(s): Terrence Maltbia

ORLD 5900 Research and indepedent study in adult education

Permission required. Conduct research studies (not a part of a doctoral dissertation) under guidance. Focus on a particular institution or type of institution, e.g., college of liberal arts, professional school, community college.

 


Instructor(s): Marie Volpe

ORLD 6900 Research and independent study in adult education

Permission of instructor required.

 


Instructor(s): Terrence Maltbia

ORLD 7500 Dissertation seminar in adult education

Permission required. Students should have completed most or all coursework (including research methods courses) and have passed the certification examination. The course is intended for students who have identified a reasonably narrow area for research and have already completed a preliminary literature review. The course will assist the student in design, methods, and other matters of concern in the preparation of an acceptable dissertation proposal.

ORLD 7900 Directed Dissertation Research
Permission required. All doctoral students eligible for this course must register each semester until a proposal hearing has occurred and a proposal has been approved.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Bitterman, Arthur Langer

ORLD 8900 Dissertation Advisement in Adult Education
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Instructor(s): Jeanne Bitterman, Victoria Marsick, Judith O'Neil, Lyle Yorks

ORLH 4010 Purposes and policies of higher education
An introduction to the U.S. system of higher education through an overview of the system and its history, a survey of the missions and purposes served by U.S. colleges and universities, and an investigation of some of the pressing policy questions now confronting those institutions.
Instructor(s): Corbin Campbell, Noah Drezner

ORLH 4011 Curriculum and instruction in higher education

An introduction to theories and practices pertaining to curriculum and teaching in U.S. higher education. Internal and external influences on curriculum and teaching and implications for college and university classrooms. Examination of key trends and developments, including the impact of the scholarship of teaching.


Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 4012 The community college
Emerging issues, problems, and trends in community colleges, technical institutes, and adult education. Topics include the history and philosophy of the community college movement, governance and finance, teaching, student personnel work, impact on students, and the future of the community college.

ORLH 4020 College and university organization and administration
Basic aspects of college and university organization and administration with consideration given to the roles of various groups in governance and management as well as organizational processes such as leadership, decision making, and conflict resolution. External and internal constraints examined from conceptual, practical, and policy perspectives.
Instructor(s): Corbin Campbell

ORLH 4031 Financial Administration of Higher Education Institutions
No financial training is required. Introduction to the financial pressures facing colleges and universities and the various kinds of solutions they have adopted to meet those pressures. Topics include strategic planning, cost cutting, outsourcing, enrollment planning, new curricula, and fund raising.

ORLH 4040 The American college student
Reviews the demographic data about student access to college, the determinants of social class, race and gender differences in college access and choice, and the influence of colleges upon students.
Instructor(s): Kevin Dougherty

ORLH 4041 Student personnel administration: Organization, functions, and issues
Permission required. An introduction to various forms of organization and functions: multidisciplinary foundations, including historical and philosophical foundations and conceptual and research contributions from the behavioral and social sciences.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 4042 Student personnel administration: Programs and services
A survey of programs and services typical of American colleges and universities. Includes contemporary issues of concern to student personnel administrators.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 4845 Diversity: Implications for recruitment and retention
Students will explore diversity (race, class and gender) concerns affecting the recruitment and retention of diverse student and faculty populations in the context of American higher education.

ORLH 4900 Research and independent study in higher education
Faculty.

ORLH 5011 College teaching and learning

Designed for individuals who aspire to college teaching. This course emphasizes research on student learning and pedagogies. The course stresses the implications of diversity in the student population.


Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 5044 Theories of diversity in higher education
Critical analysis of cultural diversity in American higher education with respect to the curriculum, co-curriculum, and institutional structure. Presents new paradigms with which to understand the complexities of response that are necessary to adequately meet the needs of all students.
Instructor(s): Noah Drezner

ORLH 5241 Observation and supervised fieldwork in higher and postsecondary education
Permission required. Students reserve two days a week for work in colleges. A seminar integrates field practices with course theory. Required of all students doing an internship.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 5522 Advanced professional seminar: Contemporary Student Issues and Policies
Intensive analysis of selected problems and issues in postsecondary education. The course is intended for practicing professionals in postsecondary education as well as majors in the program. Other students in the college who wish to enroll should obtain permission of the instructor.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 5524 Advanced professional seminar: An analysis of student cultures
Critical analysis of selected research reports pertaining to the student cultures. The focus is on the purposes of each study, the question(s) asked, the assumptions and theories upon which the research is based, the sources of data, the method(s) of data collection, the conclusions and interpretations developed, and the relevance of the research to student personnel in particular and to higher education in general.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 5525 Advanced professional seminar: College student development theories
Course focuses on college student development theories and their application to higher education. Primary areas of focus include: (1) intellectual and ethical developmental theory, individual development models, learning styles models, and theories of cultural identity, (2) ethical considerations using theory in practice, and (3) critique of theories from a variety of research perspectives.
Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLH 5526 Advanced professional seminar: The literature of higher education

Permission required if not a student in the program. Intensive analysis of research process as applied to study of higher education. The course is intended for Ed.M. and Ed.D. students in the program. Other students in the college who wish to enroll should obtain permission of the instructor. Analysis of selected classic and contemporary works that have influenced thought and affected public opinion and public policy related to higher education. Topics vary from year to year.


Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 5527 Advanced professional seminar: The college professoriate

Review and discussion of the research and literature, diverse roles, and expectations that characterize the position of college professor, with attention to implications for professional and personal development. Consideration of the professoriate as a profession.


Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 5533 Advanced Professional Skills: Faculty Development

Theory and practice concerning theory, evaluation, and improvement of college teaching. Topics include models and practices for review, design, and conduct of faculty development programs.

ORLH 5900 Research and independent study in higher education

Faculty.

ORLH 6511 Coordinating seminar in higher education
Permission required. Course restricted to Ed.D. and Ed.M. students in the Higher Education program. An overview and discussion of the most topical literature in American higher education, this course is designed to explore a wide variety of educational roles in the context of the goals and aspirations of new doctoral students.
Instructor(s): Corbin Campbell

ORLH 6557 Research practices in higher and adult education

Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 6558 Research practices in higher and adult education

Instructor(s): Anna Neumann

ORLH 6900 Research and independent study in higher education

ORLH 7500 Dissertation seminar in higher education
Students should have completed most or all coursework (including research methods courses) and have passed the certification examination. Students register for the course the semester a proposal hearing is to be scheduled. The course is intended for students who have identified a reasonably narrow area for research and have already completed a preliminary literature review. The course will assist the student in design, methods, and other matters of concern in the preparation of an acceptable dissertation proposal.

ORLH 7900 Directed dissertation research

All doctoral students eligible for this course must register each semester until a proposal hearing has occurred and a proposal has been approved.

ORLH 8900 Dissertation advisement in higher education

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.


Instructor(s): Monica Christensen

ORLJ 4002 Functions of organizations
A survey of the primary functions and operations of organizations: accounting, finance, marketing, strategic planning, management information systems, and the relation of these functions to human resource management.
Instructor(s): David Buckner

ORLJ 4005 Organizational psychology
Introduction to theories and research that underlie the field of organizational psy-chology. Implications and applications in various organizational contexts are considered.
Instructor(s): Caryn Block, Gina Buontempo

ORLJ 4009 Understanding behavioral research
Overview of alternative methods of behavioral research and their relative strengths and limitations. Application of methodological principles in order to read and evaluate social science research and learn how to begin to conduct research.
Instructor(s): Michael Bazigos, Gina Buontempo, Madhabi Chatterji, Frank Golom, Elissa Perry, Svetlana Shmulyian

ORLJ 4010 Executive coaching
This course is didactic in nature. The key concepts, theories, models, and processes underlying a successful and developmentally appropriate approach to coaching as a career option will be outlined. This is not a “how to� course. Core concepts include theories of adult development and learning, leadership development, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and a critical examination of the numerous definitions and models that define “coaching� today.
Instructor(s): Frederic Delmhorst

ORLJ 4901 Research and independent study in social-organizational psychology

Instructor(s): Caryn Block, Gina Buontempo, Charles Harrington, Debra Noumair, James Westaby

ORLJ 5003 Human resource management
Current and emerging emphases in the management of human resources in organizations.
Instructor(s): Michael Bazigos, Bruce Echtenkamp, Sam Liu

ORLJ 5005 Leadership and supervision
Major psychological and other interdisciplinary approaches to the study of leadership. Critical analysis of relevant theories, research, and practical applications.

ORLJ 5012 Organizational Internship

Instructor(s): Gina Buontempo

ORLJ 5017 Small group intervention: Theory and method
Prerequisite: ORL 5362. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the dynamics of small work groups and to learn intervention skills to improve group performance. The course covers relevant theory and research that underlies effective small group interventions. The class format will include lecture, discussion and in-class exercises.
Instructor(s): Sarah Brazaitis

ORLJ 5018 Using survey research in organizational consulting
Prerequisite: ORLJ 4009. This course illustrates how to conduct survey research for organizational change initiatives. The following topics are covered: entering into survey research consulting, selecting concepts, conducting focus groups, survey construction and administration, data analysis, identifying needs, survey feedback techniques, and final reports. Students develop a survey-based project from initial conceptualization to final report presentation.
Instructor(s): James Westaby

ORLJ 5019 Data-based interventions in organizations
Prerequisite: ORLJ 4009. Reviews tools for collecting, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in organizations. Students explore and practice the use of data collection techniques most frequently utilized by practitioners in the field (secondary data, observations, questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups), as well as practice analysis techniques associated with these tools. The use of diagnostic tools is considered within the framework of the consulting cycle (contracting and planning, data collection, data analysis, and data feedback). Upon completion of this course, the students should be well prepared to engage in a consultation with the real client.
Instructor(s): Bruce Echtenkamp, Svetlana Shmulyian, Ross Tartell, Renee Vieira

ORLJ 5040 Research methods in social psychology
Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Representative approaches to practice in the design, conduct, and analysis of research. Fall: Experimental and quasi-experimental design. Spring: Field and survey methods; policy and evaluation research.
Instructor(s): Caryn Block

ORLJ 5045 Organizational dynamics and theory
Prerequisite: ORLJ 4005 or equivalent. Study of organizations as total systems with consideration of different types of organizations. Emphasis on the impact of such dimensions as mission, strategy, structure, culture, systems, and leadership on individual and organizational performance and vice versa. Organizational change is also addressed.
Instructor(s): Ross Tartell

ORLJ 5046 Intercultural communications in organizational contexts: Theory, issues, and practices
This class is designed to explore the intercultural communication field and what it has to offer professional educators in the context of their understanding of intercultural theory and practice and in their ability to design effective and empathic learning environments.
Instructor(s): Yaron Prywes

ORLJ 5047 Development of the multi-cultural self
This course focuses on issues of identity development, social and cultural diversity, and the intersections of multicultural aspects of the self in the context of the organization. Perspectives of social identity development, intellectual and ethical maturity, social learning theory, and intercultural analysis are major components in the study of the individual.

ORLJ 5148 Managing conflicts in organizations

This course investigates how conflicts unfold in organizational settings, and explores the causes, influencing factors and strategies for managing these conflicts.


Instructor(s): Claudia Cohen

ORLJ 5310 Preparation for Coaching
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic structure and techniques of interviewing and listening. The course is largely experiential and is intended for students who have little or no background or experience in counseling or coaching.

ORLJ 5311 Practicum in management and leadership

Enrollment limited. This elective combines theory and practice in management and leadership, with an emphasis on practical applications: what managers and leaders actually do. In addition to theory, simulations, behavior modeling, team participation, and individual presentations are used to provide a series of developmental experiences.

 

ORLJ 5340 Basic Practicum in conflict resolution

Enrollment limited. Students will be trained in the basic skills of collaborative negotiation and mediation and will have supervised practice in these skills.


Instructor(s): Robert Anderson, Clymer Bardsley, Alice Haller, Eric Marcus, Yaron Prywes, Bridget Regan, Sequoia Stalder

ORLJ 5540 Proseminar in social and organizational psychology
Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Intensive readings and analysis of theories and research in social and organizational psychology and social structure.
Instructor(s): Peter Coleman

ORLJ 5541 Proseminar in social and organizational psychology
Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Intensive readings and analysis of theories and research in social and organizational psychology and social structure.

ORLJ 6040 Fundamentals of cooperation, conflict resolution and mediation in different institutional contexts
Topics such as cooperation and competition, trust and suspicion, bargaining and negotiation as they relate to conflict resolution in various contexts.
Instructor(s): Peter Coleman, Eric Marcus

ORLJ 6045 Demography in Organizations
This course seeks to understand the role that demography plays in organizations. The main focus in this course is on demographic variables such as race, gender, and disability. The course examines various theoretical frameworks that help us to understand how demographic variables influence organizational behavior and decisions.
Instructor(s): Elissa Perry

ORLJ 6048 Teaching to cultural and cognitive complexities
This seminar focuses on issues of complex cognitive and cultural thinking and problem solving skills. Students gain knowledge about and exposure to a variety of assessment components and tools in the field of organization change and management.

ORLJ 6244 Fieldwork in change, coaching, and supervision

Permission required. Prerequisites: ORL 5362 and ORLJ 4010. Students will be trained in Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) and practice their acquired skills with the facilitation of the executive coaching labs (ORLJ 4010). Students meet in seminar format to debrief facilitation sessions, integrate learning, and advance their coaching knowledge and skills through reflection and assigned reading. Additional coaching opportunities and supervision may be undertaken.

 

ORLJ 6340 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Multi-cultural self

Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

 

ORLJ 6341 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Career development, work, and family issues

Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

 

ORLJ 6342 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Multi-level research in organizations
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

ORLJ 6343 Practicum in change and consultation in organizations

Permission required. Prerequisite: ORL 5362 and ORLJ 4005. Enrollment limited. Open to doctoral candidates and others who have a strong background in social science, organizational behavior, administration, psychology, or business. Planned change in organizations. Offers the opportunity to study and experience anticipated consultant roles during the entry, diagnostic, and intervention phases of efforts to effect change. Special fee.


Instructor(s): Robert Morris, Debra Noumair, William Pasmore

ORLJ 6344 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Conflict, justice, and cooperation
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.
Instructor(s): Peter Coleman

ORLJ 6345 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Diversity and discrimination in organizations
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

ORLJ 6346 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Dynamic Network Lab

Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.


Instructor(s): James Westaby

ORLJ 6347 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Motivational issues in organizations
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.
Instructor(s): Caryn Block

ORLJ 6348 Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Psychology of managerial and leadership competence and multirater feedback
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

ORLJ 6349 Practicum: Process Consultation

Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.


Instructor(s): Nathan Gerard, Debra Noumair, William Pasmore

ORLJ 6350 Advanced practicum in conflict resolution

Prerequisite: ORLJ 5340. Limited enrollment. Students will engage in negotiation and mediation involving persons from different cultural contexts as well as with "difficult" cases.


Instructor(s): Robert Anderson, Eric Marcus

ORLJ 6640 Social-organizational psychology colloquium
Permission required. For doctoral candidates only. Discussion of ongoing projects involving research and consultation.

ORLJ 6901 Advanced research and independent study in social-organizational psychology

Instructor(s): Caryn Block, Charles Harrington, Debra Noumair, James Westaby

ORLJ 7501 Dissertation seminar
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Registration limited to two terms. For requirements, see section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

ORLJ 8900 Dissertation advisement in social-organizational psychology
Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Instructor(s): Caryn Block, W. Warner Burke, Debra Noumair, James Westaby

ORLN 4005 Theories of nursing
Theoretical foundations of nursing. Critical analysis of theories that explain the nature of nursing practice.

ORLN 4013 Fiscal management of the nursing organization
Focus is the fiscal impact of providing nursing services. Management information systems, organizing human and material resources, and assessing the cost and quality of nursing services are studied. Health organization finance and nursing budgeting are included.

ORLN 4050 Health problems and issues in society
Political and economic concepts influencing the delivery of healthcare services. Consideration of health issues facing the public and possible courses of action.

ORLN 5000 Nursing science
Prerequisite: ORLN 4005. Examination of emerging issues in nursing research and healthcare. Relevance to theory development and health policy are emphasized.
Instructor(s): Keville Frederickson

ORLN 5005 Interdisciplinary theory in nursing
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4050, or equivalent. Evaluation of utility of theories and models from related disciplines in posing research problems in nursing. Focus on strategies of concept analysis and theory derivation.

ORLN 5010 Administration of a nursing organization
Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Analysis and application of administrative theory and structure to the nurse executive role. Analysis of fit of models to the nursing administrative task. Application of MBO quantitative decision theory, and other models in the nursing administrative function.

ORLN 5011 Designing, planning, and monitoring the healthcare system
Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Corequisites or prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4013, and ORLN 5010. Identification and analysis of organization and planning theories applicable to the nursing care system. Development of design models based on analyses of current and predictable healthcare needs of society and the nursing market. Ability to assess architectural plans as they impact on nursing care delivery.

ORLN 5013 Informatics in nursing
Focus on computerized management information systems, computer-based analysis of decision alternatives, assessing nursing care quality and cost-effectiveness, and other feedback mechanisms specific to the nursing organization. Special fee: $50.

ORLN 5040 Methods in nursing research
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5000. Analysis of hypothetical generation, study designs, and data collection methods in nursing research with emphasis on application to practice.

ORLN 5043 Nursing research development
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5040, or equivalents. Philosophical foundations of empirical and naturalistic inquiry methods are examined with reference to developing a domain-significant research problem. Emphasis given to clarification to study design within interdisciplinary knowledge relevant to nursing.

ORLN 5230 Fieldwork in nursing education
Permission required. Supervised practice in teaching nurse learners in one or more settings: classroom, clinical, or practice.

ORLN 5530 Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation
Inquiry in effective strategies for teaching and evaluating students in the laboratory setting. Analysis, or theory and related research.

ORLN 5908 Independent study in professional nursing
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 5910 Independent study in nursing administration
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6014 Managing the socially responsible organization
Analysis of selected social, economic, and political megatrends that have or will continue to influence the direction of change in the healthcare industry. The process of analysis is intended to serve as a conceptual framework for the categorization of discrete trends affecting the management of nursing services and programs.

ORLN 6501 Seminar in professional nursing
Prerequisites: Two courses in nursing professionalism and/or history. Examination of selected professional nursing problems or domain in depth. Course may be repeated for credit if different topics are covered.

ORLN 6511 Innovations in nursing management
Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 4011, ORLN 5010. Selected innovations in nursing, other health disciplines and management science are analyzed regarding underlying processes for translating new knowledge into successful practice. Special fee: $10.

ORLN 6514 Marketing nursing programs and services
Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 5010. Analysis of marketing concepts and principles of strategic planning as they relate to nurse executive role in health service industry.

ORLN 6522 Policy formation and governance in healthcare
Policy formation and governance within nursing organizations and within the larger institution of which they are a part. Exploration of external and internal influences on policy formation in nursing.

ORLN 6540 Dissertation design development
Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5005, ORLN 5043, statistics, and certification. Required of all doctoral candidates. Group critique of dissertation proposals; focus on beginning to intermediate aspects of analysis of theory and research design. This course may be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready for the departmental examination. Once ORLN 6540 is taken, continuous fall/spring enrollment in this course or in ORLN 8900 is required until the semester during which the departmental examination is held.
Instructor(s): Keville Frederickson, Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6541 Advanced dissertation design development
Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. Focus on advanced aspects of research design and method.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6615 Colloquium in nursing administration
Prerequisite: Determined by instructor based on subject to be covered. Examination of selected problems in nursing administration for in-depth coverage. Course may be repeated for credit if different topic is taken.

ORLN 6635 Colloquium in nursing education
Prerequisite: Determined by instructor based on topic selected. Examination of selected problems in nursing education practice and administration. Course may be repeated for credit if different topic covered.

ORLN 6908 Independent study in professional nursing
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6910 Independent study in nursing administration
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6930 Independent study in nursing education
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing education. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6940 Independent study in nursing research
Permission required. Allows student to contract with an individual faculty member for research-related work in a defined area of study, including dissertation development.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 7500 Dissertation seminar in nursing
Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. The departmental examination, involving presentation of dissertation proposal for faculty approval. This course is required of all certified doctoral candidates and may be taken only once. If the student is unable to satisfactorily complete the departmental examination during the semester in which enrolled, an incomplete is given.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 7900 Directed dissertation in research
Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 6540 and ORLN 6541. All doctoral students eligible for this course must register for this course during completion of the dissertation. This course may be repeated as often as necessary upon advice of the advisor.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 8900 Dissertation advisement in nursing

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation following completion of all course work. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For continuous requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.


Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi