Organizational Learning and Performance (OLP)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
OLP 2210 Competency-Based Equivalency I: 12 semester hours.
Credit, unique to Workplace Training and Leadership majors, for verified workplace competencies evaluated by review committee. A minimum of 5,000 hours of documented work experience in an occupational specialty is mandatory to apply. A maximum of 24 months of professional-technical, proprietary, or military education successfully completed in an approved program may be applied. Credits are awarded as experiential learning credit. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Junior standing and six required credits in the major. F, S, Su
OLP 2220 Technical Education Equivalency: 1-18 semester hours.
Credit, unique to the Workplace Training and Leadership - Professional-Technical Education majors, for technical competence acquired through verified post-secondary professional technical, proprietary, or military education evaluated by review committee. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
OLP 2231 Introduction to Leadership: 3 semester hours.
This course provides students with the opportunity to explore leadership through inquiry and a variety of learning experiences. Students will combine readings, experiential learning activities, and critical reflection to identify foundational leadership concepts, apply leadership to real-world situations, and develop a philosophy of leadership. D
OLP 2296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U or may be letter graded. PREPREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
OLP 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
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.
OLP 3310 Competency-Based Equivalency II: 12 semester hours.
Credit, unique to Workplace Training and Leadership majors, for verified supervisory or advanced specialization workplace competencies evaluated by review committee. A minimum of 5,000 hours of documented work experience in an occupational specialty is mandatory to apply. A maximum of 24 months of professional-technical, proprietary, or military education successfully completed in an approved program may be applied. Credits are awarded as experiential learning credit. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Junior standing and six required credits in the major. F, S, Su
OLP 3320 Selected Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Examination and analysis of special topics for professional-technical education teachers/trainers. May be repeated. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
OLP 3331 Theories and Models of Leadership: 3 semester hours.
The course examines classic and contemporary theories and models of leadership. Students will analyze the concepts, strengths, and weaknesses of these leadership theories. Through a variety of experiences, students will use inquiry and critical reflection to connect the application of these theories and models to effective leadership and team practice. D
OLP 4401 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. F, S, Su
OLP 4402 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. F, S, Su
OLP 4403 Methods of Training: 3 semester hours.
Training methods and techniques designed to address workplace issues. F, S
OLP 4404 Evaluating Training: 3 semester hours.
Designing and conducting evaluations for business and industry training, including data analysis and preparation of evaluation reports. F, S
OLP 4405 Learning Fundamentals: 3 semester hours.
Examination of the research related to learning fundamentals and implications for curriculum and instruction. D
OLP 4406 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, websites, and other references for grantwriting. D
OLP 4407 Instructional Technology in Human Resource Development: 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. F, S
OLP 4409 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. F
OLP 4410 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. D
OLP 4431 Workplace Leadership: 3 semester hours.
Supervising in a professional-technical education or corporate training setting. Study human relations factors: planning, organizing, evaluation, staff development, labor relations, and personnel policies/practices. D
OLP 4444 Ethics and Diversity in the Workplace: 3 semester hours.
A contemporary exploration of issues related to both ethics and diversity in the workplace. F
OLP 4450 Principles of Adult Education: 3 semester hours.
Provides an understanding of adult education as a field of academic inquiry and professional practice. Examines current and past trends and practices of adult learning. D
OLP 4452 Reframing Organizations: 3 semester hours.
Directed exploration of issues pertaining to the functions of human resource development (HRD) and the influence of perspective on organizational development. Emphasis is on understanding organizations through the perspectives or frames of structural, human resource, political, and symbolic approaches; and how reframing perspective deepens understanding and broadens opportunity for progress. D
OLP 4453 Employee Engagement and Motivation: 3 semester hours.
An introduction to the concepts of employee engagement and motivation in the workplace. D
OLP 4457 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. D
OLP 4461 Directed Studies: 1-4 semester hours.
Individual work under staff guidance. Field research on specific occupational advances in technology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
OLP 4464 Facilities Management: 3 semester hours.
Organization, safety, and management of facilities. An in-depth study of facility requirements and facility planning. F, S
OLP 4465 Practicum in Workplace Training and Leadership: 3 semester hours.
Development of workplace competencies applicable to business and industry settings. Supervised professional experience required. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Graded S/U. F, S
OLP 4467 Practicum:Student Teaching: 3-8 semester hours.
Development of teaching competencies applicable to career and technical education settings at the secondary and post-secondary levels. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Graded S/U. F, S
OLP 4498P Professional 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. D
OLP 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
This course is not described in the catalog. 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. May be repeated.