Organizational Learning and Performance

Organizational Learning and Performance

Faculty Chair and Professor: Scott 

Professor: Crooks 

Associate Professors: Coffland, Sammons-Lohse, Strickland 

Assistant Professors: Lindbeck, Lion

The Department of Organizational Learning and Performance offers the Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology and the Master of Science in Human Resource Development. The Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design is in hiatus for 2015-16.

Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Design degree prepares students to assume positions of leadership in instructional design, research, measurement, or evaluation. Graduates direct instructional design, research, measurement or evaluation projects as faculty at colleges and universities, in private or public institutions, or work as individual consultants.

While research is an integral component of the Instructional Design doctoral program, candidates are provided primarily with courses and experiences preparing them to function more effectively as leaders in guiding instruction to meet specific educational outcomes.

Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology

The Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology (MEd-ID&T) prepares instructional designers and educators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating technology-based solutions to instructional problems. Graduates of the MEd-ID&T degree practice in K-12, post-secondary, business, industry, and performance learning environments, and may also prepare for doctoral study. Candidates in the MEd-ID&T degree pursue advanced study in Instructional Technology core, specialty, and field studies.

Master of Science in Human Resource Development

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The Master of Science in Human Resource Development (MS HRD), aligned with State educational standards, provides the adult learner with opportunities to engage in the processes of inquiring, learning, and applying known competencies within the fields of Human Resource Development. This program is also designed to provide advanced Professional Technical Education studies for PTE instructors seeking instructional design and leadership development. The Master of Science in Human Resource Development is designed to strengthen the student’s understanding, knowledge, and skills in three major areas–

  1. MS HRD Course Requirements
  2. HRD Studies or the Professional-Technical Studies
  3. Research Studies.

Emphasized areas within the HRD discipline are:

  • Human performance improvement
  • Learning effectiveness
  • Leadership and change
  • Organizational development. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Instructional Design Ph.D. program is based on a cohort model. Cohort cycles depend on the start date of the particular cohort (contact department chair for specific details). However, there is a specific sequencing of curriculum, and this may strongly influence the start date of a particular cohort. Applications for cohort admission are accepted at any time, in accordance with the deadlines set by the Graduate School. Every effort is made to accommodate the doctoral program of study for non-cohort students who enroll in full-time doctoral studies. In addition to the Graduate School general requirements, individuals applying for admission to the Instructional Design Ph.D. program will be reviewed using the following criteria for admission. Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  1. A master's degree in instructional technology, instructional design, or a related field.
  2. An academic record of at least 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in the last two years of undergraduate course work and 3.5 GPA at the graduate level.
  3. A minimum of 40th percentile on both the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning portions of the GRE. One of these scores must be at or above the 50th percentile. Alternatively, an MAT score at the 45th percentile or higher may be substituted for the GRE.
  4. Submitted a current curriculum vitae.
  5. Submitted a letter of application that makes clear the candidate's interest in, and suitability for, this program.
  6. Successfully interviewed with faculty from the Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design.
  7. Successfully completed a proctored writing sample.
  8. In addition to the above, international students must meet Graduate School requirements for admission, including evidence of English language capabilities at the graduate studies level.

General Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design requires a minimum of 67 semester credits:

Of the 67 semester credits required for the Ph.D. in Instructional Design, at least 30 semester credits of course work must be taken at Idaho State University. Dissertation credits may not be transferred from another institution.

Upon initial enrollment, all Instructional Design Ph.D. students will be required to maintain continuous enrollment, with at least one semester credit of work each semester (including summers) from matriculation to completion of the program, including completion of the dissertation and oral defense. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment can result in dismissal from the program.

A GPA less than 3.5 in the program or two grades of C+, or below, will result in the Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design reviewing the student's performance within the program. The result of this review may lead to dismissal. Any additional grading policies are set by the Graduate School.

Program of Study

A Program of Study will be drafted during the first semester of course work. This plan of study will be filed with the Graduate School. Programs of Study will be updated each semester. A current Program of Study must be submitted with the Comprehensive Examination Notice of Intent and routed through the student's advisor, the Department, and the Dean of the College of Education. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, the Dissertation Committee, including the Graduate Faculty Representative (GFR), is established and the student is advanced to candidacy.

All doctoral requirements must be completed within five years of passing the Comprehensive Examination. Doctoral students must also meet appropriate residency requirements.

Doctor of Instructional Design Program Course Work

All course work is subject to the approval of the student's academic advisor, Instructional Design Ph.D. program leader, and program faculty.

Courses that meet the program requirements are listed on the Instructional Design PhD web site and in the program handbook.

Instructional Design Core Studies (12 credits)

The intent of the core area is to promote essential competencies of Instructional Design, including communication, learning theory, implementation, assessment, and management. A prerequisite for the core curriculum includes or demonstration of equivalent knowledge.

Advanced Research and Statistics for Instructional Design (15 credits)

The intent of this area is to provide depth of knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research designs and the statistical procedures that support them. Candidates will complete courses in advanced quantitative research design, qualitative research design, intermediate statistics, and advanced statistics, as well as one additional course that provides depth of knowledge in a particular area of research design or statistics. Prerequisites for the research curriculum include , , or demonstration of equivalent knowledge.

Instructional Design Specialty Area (30 credits)

The intent of the Instructional Design Specialty Area is to provide depth of knowledge and skills applicable to a wide array of professional contexts. Practical application and research in current and emerging learning technologies are emphasized. Instructional Design Specialty Area courses meet advanced standards in planning and analysis; design and development; and implementation, assessment, and management.

Dissertation (10 credits}

A minimum of 10 semester credits for dissertation work is required. Please note that some students may require more than 10 semester credits in order to successfully complete the dissertation investigation.

Points of Assessment

Candidates in the Ph.D. in Instructional Design complete two examinations during the program of study, the Qualifying Examination and the Comprehensive Examination. The Qualifying Examination assesses the candidate's capability to analyze and synthesize Instructional Design Specialty, Core, and Research content. A passing score on the Qualifying Examination is required in order to continue in the program. The Comprehensive Examination is taken after the completion of all coursework and the Instructional Design practicum. It is a significant aspect of the student's total doctoral program and provides evidence that the candidate meets advanced Instructional Design standards. A passing score on the Comprehensive Examination is required in order to continue in the program.

Dissertation and Oral Defense

Upon successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination and approval of the dissertation proposal by his or her Dissertation Committee, the student is authorized to complete the dissertation in preparation for the final oral defense.

Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology

Graduates of the M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Technology are professionals who facilitate learning and performance through the systematic planning, creation, and assessment of technological solutions in a broad range of instructional settings and environments. MEd-ID&T candidates take courses emphasizing instructional technology and design principles, theories, methods, and applications. Mastery is demonstrated through course and program-based phase outcomes, as well as in a final field/research project for the defense of the MEd-ID&T degree. The MEd-ID&T is designed for individualized programs of study for K-12 face-to-face, blended, and online environments; post-secondary and higher education settings; and, business/industry entities in support of training and consulting endeavors. 

General Admission Requirements

Applicant must meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School (application available online). In addition, the following should be submitted to the MEd-ID&T program coordinator to complete the application process:

  • Letter of interest to the MEd-ID&T program coordinator
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume including names and contact information for three references
  • GRE or MAT scores if the Graduate School computed undergraduate GPA is below 3.50
  • An interview with program area faculty via in-person or video conferencing may be requested.

International Student Admission Requirements

International students must apply to the Idaho State university Graduate School and meet all criteria for admission. Typically, international students cannot begin their enrollment at Idaho State University in the summer semester. International students should refer to the Admission of International Students section of the Graduate catalog for TOEFL and other requirements for those whose native language is not English.

General Requirements (33 credits)

Students should begin their coursework in the fall semester. It is recommended students register for two courses per semester in order to complete the degree in a timely manner. Candidates should establish a Plan of Study with their advisor prior to registering for classes. It is important to work closely with the advisor to assure a smooth progression from start to completion of the MEd-ID&T degree.

All students must complete a minimum of 33 credits in order to be granted the MEd-ID&T degree. No more than 9 credits of graduate work may be transferred from another program or university; transferred credits must meet ISU Graduate School guidelines and be approved by program area faculty. The 33 credits are distributed as follows:

  • 12 credits in Instructional Design & Technology Foundations
  • 15 credits of Instructional Design & Technology Specialty Studies, including 6 credits of electives
  • 6 credits of Instructional Design & Technology Applied Field Study, including Field Project and/or Thesis

Program Assessments: At the end of 12 credits, students submit the Phase I Program Assessment that illustrates the ability to conduct analysis and design for a technological solution for an instructional issue. At the end of 24 credits, students submit the Phase II Program Assessment that illustrates the ability to develop a technological solution for an instructional issue. During the final 9 credits, students submit the Phase III Program Assessment that illustrates the ability to use recognized instructional design and technology methods to implement and evaluate a project as a solution for an instructional issue.

Instructional Design & Technology Core Studies (12 credits)

The intent of the Instructional Design and Technology Core Studies (IDTCS) area is to promote essential and common competencies within instructional technology and design, including theories related to the instructional design knowledge base, assessment and measurement, research and writing, and statistical methods. Candidates for the MEd-ID&T degree should work closely with their Academic Advisor to identify specific content and sequencing of courses.

Instructional Design & Technology Specialty Studies (15 credits)

The intent of Instructional Design and Technology Specialty Studies (IDTSS) is to provide depth of knowledge and skills applicable to a wide array of professional contexts. Practical application and research in current and emerging learning technologies are emphasized. IDTSS courses meet advanced standards in planning and analysis; design and development; and implementation, assessment, and management within technology-driven environments; these courses prepare the candidate to complete the applied field studies for the MEd-ID&T degree.

Instructional Design & Technology Applied Field Studies (6 credits)

The intent of Instructional Design and Technology Applied Field Studies (IDTAFS) is to allow the candidate to demonstrate mastery of analysis and planning, creation and implementation, and evaluation and assessment through an independent technological project. Candidates work closely with their Academic Advisor to identify a professional context (K-12, post-secondary education, business/organization) for which they will create and apply an instructional design/technology intervention. In addition, candidates will base the intervention on instructional design theories and principles as evidenced in their culminating field project or thesis.

Online Teaching Endorsement

The Online Teaching Endorsement (OTE) focuses on the preK-12 educator in acquiring the techniques for integration of multiple types of technologies into the online curriculum. State of Idaho certified educators complete five graduate courses and an online internship, all of which align with Idaho Online Teaching Standards and National Standards for Quality Online Teaching by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning.)

The skills, knowledge, and products developed through the OTE are readily transferable to work settings in both education and business/industry. Five of the six OT courses are contained in the Master of Education in Instructional Technology degree. Those who attain the OTE, if accepted into the MEd-IT degree program, can transfer the 21 credit hours from the OTE toward the 30-credit hours required to complete the MEd-IT degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School (application available online). In addition, the following should be submitted to the OTE coordinator to complete the application process:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume with contact information for three professional references
  • GRE or MAT scores if the Graduate School computed GPA is below 3.50
  • An interview with program area faculty via in-person or video conferencing may be requested.

General Requirements (21 credits)

Students should begin their coursework in the fall semester. Students should register for at least two courses per semester in order to complete the endorsement in a timely manner. Students should establish a Plan of Study with their Academic Advisor prior to registering for classes. It is important to work closely with the Academic Advisor to assure a smooth progression from start to completion of the OTE.

Seniors who are Education majors and are in residence at ISU may register for courses listed with the 55xx numbers (up to six graduate credits) in the OTE in the semester during which the bachelor's degree will be attained.

Technology content (15 credits)
EDLT 5555Fundamentals of Instructional Design3
EDLT 6621Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology3
EDUC 6622Educational Assessment and Evaluation3
EDLT 6656Fundamentals of Multimedia Development in Education3
EDLT 6639Delivering Instruction in Electronic Formats3
 

 Internship (6 credits)

Candidates for the Online Teaching Endorsement must fulfill a six-credit internship in an online setting during the last semester of study. Placement is established with the candidate's advisor in coordination with an appropriate K-12 educational institution.

Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Admission Requirements

Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Science in Human Resource Development (MS HRD) program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • The student must apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to the Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
  • The student must write a proctored Statement of Intent for the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance.

General Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours for the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance, featuring MS HRD Course Requirements (12 credits) for all MS HRD majors. Student electing the MS HRD will complete the HRD Studies (12 credits). Students electing the MS HRD, PTE Emphasis will complete the PTE Studies (12 credits). All MS HRD students will complete the Research studies and capstone. The Research Studies, Thesis option includes two research courses and thesis capstone (9-12 credits); the Field Research Studies option includes one research course and a research project (6 credits); the Comprehensive Exam option includes a research course, another course, and a written and oral comprehensive exam. Students will orally defend the findings of their research. Students seeking Idaho PTE certification must meet the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education requirements for certification. (See http://www.pte.idaho.gov/).

Required Courses

MS HRD Course Requirements (12 Credits)12
OLP 6601HRD Literature for the Practitioner-Scholar3
OLP 6602Principles of HRD3
OLP 6621Theories of Adult Learning3
OLP 6661Performance Improvement3
Select either the HRD Studies or the Professional-Technical Studies option:6
HRD Studies (minimum of 12 credits)
With advisor approval, student may select other courses from other programs.
Psychology of Leadership
Leadership Scholarship
Organizational Development
Contemporary Theories of Motivation
Workplace Evaluations and Assessments
Needs Analysis
Intervention Design and Development
The Chief Learning Officer
The Chief Diversity Officer
The Performance Consultant
Learning Technologies in HRD
The Contemporary Supervisor
Global Aspects of HRD
Theories of Adult Development
Advanced Scholarship Studies
Advanced Topics in Facilitation
Advanced Topics in Evaluation
Applied Organizational Research
Needs Assessment and Evaluation
Leadership of Learning, Development, and Change
Strategic Planning and HRD
Foundations of Human Resource Development
Occupational Analysis and Course Construction
Methods of Training
Evaluating Training and Development
Grantwriting
Instructional Technology in HRD
Professional Readings and Writing in Human Resource Development
Principles of Change
Workplace Leadership
Ethics and Diversity in the Workplace
Facilities Management
Professional-Technical Studies (minimum of 12 credits)
Foundations of Professional-Technical Education
Occupational Analysis and Course Construction in Professional-Technical Education
Methods of Teaching in Professional Technical Education
Evaluation in Professonal-Technical Education
Supervision and Organization of Career and Technical Student Organizations
Career Guidance and Special Needs in Professional-Technical Education
Professional Technical Education Instructional Facilities Management
Research Studies coursework and capstone includes 6-12 semester hours depending upon selection of either the Thesis or Field Research Project Option.
Research Studies: Thesis Option9-12
Research and Writing
Applied Educational Statistics
Thesis
OR
Research Studies: Field Research Project Option6
Research in Organizations
Field Research Project in HRD
OR
Comprehensive Exam Option (4 credits, total degree minimum 31 credits)
Research in Organizations
Comprehensive Examination in HRD
Total Hours30-36
 

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Instr Tech Courses

EDLT 5516 Integration of Technology into School Curriculum: 3 semester hours.

Examination of appropriate and effective uses of technology in K-12 environments; focus on research-proven methods and integration strategies for online and hybrid teaching/learning environments that incorporate current and emerging digital tools

EDLT 5555 Fundamentals of Instructional Design: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to recognized, standard instructional design models in the field as well as design principles that guide the development of instructional materials. Students will create an instructional unit for online delivery incorporating appropriate multimedia materials. Principles related to ADA Section 508, Assistive Technology, and Universal Design for Learning will be emphasized in designing for the teaching/learning environment. PRE-or-COREQ: EDLT 5516 or EDLT 6616

EDLT 5597 Professional Education Development Topics: 1-3 semester hour.

A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be repeated. Must be graded S/U

EDLT 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

EDLT 6601 Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the foundations of instructional design and technology, including principles, models, and theories that guide the development of formal and informal learning

EDLT 6611 Planning Instruction for Digital Formats: 3 semester hours.

Application of ID&T principles, learning theories, and research processes related to planning and analysis of technological products for formal and informal learning contexts

EDLT 6612 Designing Instruction for Digital Formats: 3 semester hours.

Application of ID&T principles, learning theories, and research processes related to the design of technological products for formal and informal learning contexts focusing on sequencing and strategies. PREREQ: EDLT 6601 and EDLT 6611

EDLT 6613 Developing Instruction for Digital Formats: 3 semester hours.

Application of ID&T principles, learning theories, and research processes related to the development and formative evaluation of technological products for formal and informal learning contexts. PREREQ: EDLT 6612

EDLT 6614 Implementing Instruction for Digital Formats: 3 semester hours.

Application of ID&T principles, learning theories, and research processes related to the implementation of technological products for formal and informal learning contexts including assessment of outcomes. PREREQ: EDLT 6613

EDLT 6616 Integration of Technology into School Curriculum: 3 semester hours.

Examination of appropriate and effective uses of technology in K-12 environments; focus on research-proven methods and integration strategies for online and hybrid teaching/learning environments that incorporate current and emerging digital tools

EDLT 6621 Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology: 3 semester hours.

Examination and discussion of current issues and innovations in instructional design and technology. Includes analysis of relevant historical and current trends and issues. PREREQ: EDLT 6616

EDLT 6622 Assessment for Digital Formats: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study of assessment methods and instruments focusing on learner outcomes in digital environments. Students will develop test blueprints, surveys, selected response items, and rubric; conduct item analyses; and, collect reliability and validity evidence

EDLT 6626 Instructional Technology and Staff Development: 3 semester hours.

Examination of in-service models for integrating technology into the K-12 curriculum, emphasizing integration of online and hybrid training environments that use current and emerging digital tools for professional development. PREREQ: EDLT 6655

EDLT 6639 Delivering Instruction in Electronic Formats: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study of distance education; emphasis on various models of online delivery, content organization and presentation, graphic design principles, and incorporation of current and emergent technology tools for online environments. Students will conduct a field test of an online instructional module and present a report of the instructional design process. PREREQ: EDLT 6656

EDLT 6646 Information Systems: 3 semester hours.

Investigation and application of computer software programs that reinforce administrative practices. Application of programs that promote effectiveness and efficiency through the appropriate development and use of data

EDLT 6648 Independent Problems in Education: 1-3 semester hour.

Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems of interest to graduate students in education. Experience in research composition. May be repeated

EDLT 6649 Seminar: 1-3 semester hour.

Critical analysis of the literature in one or more areas of instructional design and technology. Enrollment limited. May be repeated

EDLT 6650 Thesis: 1-6 semester hour.

1-6 Credits. May be repeated. Graded S/U

EDLT 6651 Field Project or Case Study in Education: 1-6 semester hour.

A Field Project or Case Analysis is completed in conjunction with the field practicum/internship and/or an educational setting scenario. Written report and oral explication required. May be repeated. Graded S/U

EDLT 6652 Field Practicum in Education: 1-6 semester hour.

Individually designed practicum in an educational setting. The length, placement, and learning experiences will be determined in consultation with the major advisor. May be repeated. Graded S/U

EDLT 6655 Fundamentals of Instructional Design: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to recognized, standard instructional design models in the field as well as design principles that guide the development of instructional materials. Students will create an instructional unit for online delivery incorporating appropriate multimedia materials. Principles related to ADA Section 508, Assistive Technology, and Universal Design for Learning will be emphasized in designing for the teaching/learning environment. PRE-or-COREQ: EDLT 6616

EDLT 6656 Fundamentals of Multimedia Development in Education: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of the use of multimedia technology for designing digital learning content; emphasis is on online design, delivery, and evaluation. Students will conduct a field test of a multimedia instructional module and present a report of the instructional design process. PREREQ: EDLT 6655

EDLT 6659 Online Teaching Internship: 6 semester hours.

Candidates assume instructional and management responsibilities in supervised online elementary/secondary settings. Includes weekly professional development consultations. All coursework as indicated in the Online Teaching Endorsement program of study must be completed prior to enrollment in the Online Teaching Internship course. Graded S/U. PREREQ: EDLT 6616, EDLT 6626, EDLT 6639, EDLT 6655, EDLT 6656

EDLT 6680 Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology: 3 semester hours.

Investigation at an advanced level in an area of instructional design and technology research, development, implementation, evaluation, or management. Content intentionally varies depending on the degree cohort and instructor. May be repeated for up to 6 credits

EDLT 6699 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

EDLT 7737 Practicum: 3 semester hours.

This is an individually designed field experience in an area of technology, supporting and extending course work within this area of concentration. The length, placement, and prescribed learning experiences will be determined in consultation with the Educational Technology advisor. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credits

EDLT 7740 Instructional Systems Design I: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the instructional design process; applications of current research related to development of instructional multimedia materials. PREREQ: EDLP 7706

EDLT 7742 Multimedia Authoring I: 3 semester hours.

Use of Macromedia Director as the main authoring system for designing instruction. PREREQ: EDLT 7740

EDLT 7743 Multimedia Authoring II: 3 semester hours.

Advanced use of Macromedia Director as an authoring system. Includes creation of digital sound graphics, animation, and movies. Student will produce a multimedia project. PREREQ: EDLT 7742

EDLT 7744 Instructional Systems Design II: 3 semester hours.

Advanced study of instructional design process. Includes consideration of current research related to formative and summative evaluation techniques for multimedia design. PREREQ: EDLT 7740

EDLT 7745 Instructional Design for Distance Learning Delivery: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of effective uses of multimedia materials in the distance learning environment. Includes investigation of skills needed for creating instructional media for distance learning. PREREQ: EDLT 7742 and EDLT 7744

EDLT 7748 Independent Problems in Instructional Design: 1-3 semester hour.

Individual field work and/or library research under staff guidance on specific instructional design problems of interest to doctoral students in the Instructional Design program. May be repeated. PREREQ: Permission of instructor

EDLT 7749 Instructional Design Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Critical analysis of research and emerging issues and trends in Instructional Design. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Membership in Ph.D. Doctoral Cohort

EDLT 7780 Spec Topics Instruct Design: 3 semester hours.

Investigation at an advanced level in an area of Instructional Design research, development, implementation, evaluation, or management. Content intentionally varies depending on the doctoral cohort and faculty. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Membership in Ph.D. Doctoral Cohort. Graded S/U

EDLT 7799 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content

EDLT 8850 Dissertation: 1-10 semester hour.

Variable credits. Graded S/U

Org Learning and Performance Courses

OLP 5501 Foundations of Human Resource Development: 3 semester hours.

Acquaints the student with the various aspects of human resource development: history, philosophy, and theory of HRD. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5502 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of components of occupations to determine instructional content. Development of instructional materials based on performance objectives and competency identification. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5503 Methods of Training: 3 semester hours.

Training methods and techniques designed to workplace issues. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5504 Evaluating Training and Development: 3 semester hours.

Designing and conducting evaluations for business and industry training, including data analysis and preparation of evaluation reports. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5505 Learning Fundamentals: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the research related to learning fundamentals and implications for curriculum and instruction. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5506 Grantwriting: 3 semester hours.

Reasons for requesting a grant, goal setting, sample projects, identifying funding agencies, submitting a request for proposal (RFP), elements of a good proposal, library resources, web sites, and other references for grantwriting. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5507 Instructional Technology in HRD: 3 semester hours.

Applying evidence-based instructional principles to design, development, and evaluation of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning. Includes development of online multi-media materials for professional, industry, and educational application. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5509 Professional Readings and Writing in Human Resource Development: 3 semester hours.

Exposure to the professional literature of human resource development, including practice in writing abstracts of journal articles using APA Style. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5510 Principles of Change: 3 semester hours.

Critical analysis and discussion of change management theory, principles of leadership and change, and an in-depth review of principles related to personal change. Includes a review of current issues in managing transitions, leading change. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5531 Workplace Leadership: 3 semester hours.

Supervising in a professional-technical education or corporate training setting. Study human relation factors: planning, organizing, evaluation, staff development, labor relations, and personnel policies/practices. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5544 Ethics and Diversity in the Workplace: 3 semester hours.

A contemporary exploration of issues related to both ethics and diversity in the workplace. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5550 Adult Learning Theory: 3 semester hours.

Provides an understanding of adult learning theory as a body of academic inquiry and as applied in professional practice. Examines current and past theory and practice of adult learning. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5557 Facilitating Adult Learning: 3 semester hours.

Study of the needs and interests of adult learners in business and industry using Andragogy. Planning of conferences and workshops for adult learners. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5561 Directed Studies: 1-4 semester hour.

Individual work under staff guidance. Field research on specific occupational advances in technology. May be repeated. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 5564 Facilities Management: 3 semester hours.

Organization, safety, and management of facilities. An in-depth study of laboratory requirements and total facility planning. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 5597 Professional Education Development Topics: 1-3 semester hour.

A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be repeated. Graded S/U

OLP 5598P Prof Development Workshop: 3 semester hours.

New methods and opportunities to enhance and supplement skills. Subject to the approval of the dean of the student's college, a maximum of eight credits earned in workshops may be applied toward a degree; students taking the courses only for personal development may choose the 0-credit option; those seeking professional development must choose a for-credit option. Graded S/U. May be repeated

OLP 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus

OLP 6601 HRD Literature for the Practitioner-Scholar: 3 semester hours.

This course introduces the career practitioner to the literature and scholarship published by researchers aimed to improve practice in the workplace. Students will learn how scholarship can be used in their respective professions to address workplace issues

OLP 6602 Principles of HRD: 3 semester hours.

Designed to be one of the first courses students take, this course introduces foundational principles of the human resource development discipline that should serve as an integrative thread throughout the M.OLP program. This course introduces research, performance, change, and learning and development concepts

OLP 6603 Psychology of Leadership: 3 semester hours.

Building upon leadership theories and models, this course looks at research and pertaining specifically to the psychological aspects of leadership as well as followership

OLP 6604 Leadership Scholarship: 3 semester hours.

A review of current and emerging research specifically around the topic of leadership, as well as implications for practice

OLP 6605 Organizational Development: 3 semester hours.

Through an organizational lens, rather than an individual lens, students will explore the research and practices related to building and sustaining organizational performance

OLP 6606 Contemporary Theories of Motivation: 3 semester hours.

A rich, cross discipline view of historical and contemporary motivation research

OLP 6607 Workplace Evaluations and Assessments: 3 semester hours.

An advanced look at organizational evaluation practices, as well as assessment and analysis tools

OLP 6608 Needs Analysis: 3 semester hours.

An in-depth look at the processes and practices of conducting needs and cause analyses. This course utilizes systematic processes to more clearly and accurately identify performance gaps

OLP 6609 Intervention Design and Development: 3 semester hours.

The practice of addressing performance gaps too often leads to insufficient or inaccurate efforts due to a lack of understanding of the variables influencing or affecting the gap. In this course, students will learn how to diagnose the performance gaps and address them through specific and appropriate interventions

OLP 6610 The Chief Learning Officer: 3 semester hours.

This course specifically looks at the issues, opportunities, and experiences of people working in CLO or equivalent positions

OLP 6611 The Chief Diversity Officer: 3 semester hours.

This course specifically looks at the issues, opportunities, and experiences of people working in CDO or equivalent positions

OLP 6612 The Performance Consultant: 3 semester hours.

This course specifically looks at the issues, opportunities, and experiences of people working in consulting roles, both internal and external

OLP 6613 Learning Technologies in HRD: 3 semester hours.

This course examines the practice and scholarship supporting the use of current technologies to support learning

OLP 6614 The Contemporary Supervisor: 3 semester hours.

An examination of the evolution of supervisory issues and practices over time

OLP 6615 Global Aspects of HRD: 3 semester hours.

An examination of the literature, issues, and challenges of leading and working in HRD in a global environment

OLP 6616 Theories of Adult Development: 3 semester hours.

An examination of the literature and theories of learning motivations across adulthood and their impact on personal and professional efficacy, pursuits, and contributions

OLP 6617 Advanced Scholarship Studies: 3 semester hours.

This course will benefit students who have research and topical interests that they want to explore, leading towards mastery in a certain aspect of HRD

OLP 6618 Advanced Topics in Facilitation: 3 semester hours.

This course examines the literature and advanced practice of facilitation in a variety of learning settings

OLP 6619 Advanced Topics in Evaluation: 3 semester hours.

An examination of the literature and advanced practices of evaluation in a variety of settings

OLP 6620 Applied Organizational Research: 3 semester hours.

Under the direction of the instructor, the class will collectively work on an organizational research problem

OLP 6621 Theories of Adult Learning: 3 semester hours.

Explores theories of adult learning as a body of academic inquiry and as applied in professional practice within organizations. Examines cross-cultural theories and practice of learning, including practice developing and interpreting theoretical lenses within scholarly literature

OLP 6632 Research in Organizations: 3 semester hours.

Examination of methods for designing and conducting research for organizations. Compares methods and models of addressing real world workplace problems with evidence-based approaches. Introduction to procedures for data collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and style and format requirements for formal report writing. PREREQ: OLP 6601 and OLP 6602 or permission of instructor

OLP 6633 Needs Assessment and Evaluation: 3 semester hours.

Review of practical needs assessment and evaluation models, frameworks, and best practices that guide the design and implementation of learning and development programs for organizations in a variety of learning environments

OLP 6634 Leadership of Learning, Development, and Change: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of leadership influences on learning and development, with a focus on effective change leadership and the development of change agents within organizations. Learning will be defined as an overarching process within an organization's structure that enables knowledge sharing, including training. Development will address talent management and motivation in a context of change initiatives

OLP 6635 Practicum in HRD: 3 semester hours.

An individually designed field experience under the supervision of the faculty and an experienced professional. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 6636 Strategic Planning and HRD: 3 semester hours.

Examination of HRD frameworks and approaches for developing effective strategic plans. This course develops organizational learning and performance professionals who can facilitiate strategic planning and decision-making toward advancing the organizational enterprise

OLP 6637 Internship in HRD: 1-3 semester hour.

An individually designed professional experience under the supervision of the faculty and an experienced practitioner in the field. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 6640 Seminar in HRD: 1-3 semester hour.

Current topics in the management of human resource development presented by department faculty and visiting lecturers. Maximum of 3 credits applied to the degree. Graded S/U

OLP 6644 Comprehensive Examination in HRD: 1 semester hour.

An individual written examination integrating the content, concepts, and theory learned across the M.OLP program through a written report supported by scholarship and defended in an oral explanation. May not be repeated. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 6645 Field Research Project in HRD: 1-6 semester hour.

An individual field research project must be completed; a written report and oral explanation of the report will be required. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 6650 Thesis: 1-6 semester hour.

Thesis. May be repeated. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

OLP 6660 Contemporary Issues in HRD: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of issues relating to the functions of HRD - Individual Development, Career Development, and Organizational Development. Emphasis on how these functions relate to the industrial/business environment

OLP 6661 Performance Improvement: 3 semester hours.

Through a systems approach, critical analysis, discussion and application of performance technology in the workplace. Includes review of current research, theories, methods, and models

OLP 6662 Distance Learning Delivery Practices: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of the distance delivery medium including on-screen practices, media development, curriculum planning, instructional strategies, technical support. Includes review of research and theory relating to distance learning

OLP 6663 Instructional System Evaluation: 3 semester hours.

Critical analysis and discussion of the roles of evaluation in HRD. Emphasis on theories of program and curriculum evaluation

OLP 6664 Topics in Human Resource Development: 3 semester hours.

Critical analysis of current topics in Human Resource Development. Opportunities will be provided for students to study independently with specialists in topic areas

OLP 6680 Advanced Technical Competency: 1-4 semester hour.

Advanced occupational skills and knowledge obtained from modern practice in selected field. For experienced professionals seeking advanced techniques in specialized areas of PTE and HRD. PREREQ: Approval of advisor required

OLP 6699 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

Professional Technical Ed Courses

PTE 5501 Foundations of Professional-Technical Education: 3 semester hours.

Acquaints the student with the various aspects of professional-technical education: history, legislation, philosophy, and organization of professional-technical education. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5502 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction in Professional-Technical Education: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of components of occupations to determine instructional content. Development of professional-technical technical education instructional materials based on performance objectives. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5503 Methods of Teaching in Professional Technical Education: 3 semester hours.

Teaching methods and techniques applicable to teaching in professional-technical education. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5504 Evaluation in Professonal-Technical Education: 3 semester hours.

Designing and conducting formative and summative assessments and evaluations in professional-technical education. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5543 Supervision and Organization of Career and Technical Student Organizations: 3 semester hours.

This course is an examination of historical perspectives of Career and Technical Student Organizations. Course will focus on recruitment and retention of student members, the development of student leadership skills, presentation skills, technical skills appropriate to the specific career program, and implications of state and federal CTSO standards. Instruction will also include preparing students for local, state and national skills events. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5544 Career Guidance and Special Needs in Professional-Technical Education: 3 semester hours.

Examine career guidance concepts, specialist services, special needs legislation, abilities and inabilities (both mental and physical), job-seeking skills, and information sources for PTE. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

PTE 5564 Professional Technical Education Instructional Facilities Management: 3 semester hours.

Organization, safety, and management of professional-technical education teaching facilities. An in-depth study of laboratory requirements and total facility planning. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required prior to registration

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