University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Leadership and Policy Studies (EDLP)

EDLP 200 - Contemporary Issues
Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
EDLP 264 - Evaluation in Ed & Soc Srvcs
For educational and social service personnel. Overview of the state-of-the-art of evaluation, emerging concepts, related models. Potential applications to settings; systematic data analysis. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 266 - Educational Finance
National, state, and local practices in educational financing and taxation; educational policies and incentives in funding; other revenue sources; financial expenditure procedures. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00 to 3.00
EDLP 268 - Educational Law
Legal basis for education. State and Federal statutes; related court cases; Attorney General opinions; Special Education procedures; Vermont State Board and State Education Department policies; regulations. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00 to 3.00
EDLP 280 - Schl Business Mgmt
Analysis of basic management concepts applied to administering schools. Topics include leadership/management trends, types of budgets, risk management, planning, and other personnel and business operations issues. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 291 - Spec Tpcs in Org&Hum Res Dev
Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work, or higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Courses will reflect the social services orientation of the Department of Education.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDLP 295 - Lab Experience
Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDLP 319 - Internship
Students will undertake an approved internship in an institution which reflects the particular area of interest and needs of the student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDLP 332 - Seminar in Admin & Planning
Opportunity for students to experience, apply selected administration and planning concepts, skills through seminar and selected simulations of public school and social service organizational settings.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 334 - Effecting & Managing Change
Change processes and models, the dynamics of change within the organization, and external factors affecting change. Managerial, leadership, and organizational factors and conditions impacting on innovations; change phases of initiation, implementation, and institutionalization. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Graduate study.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 335 - Staff Evaluation & Development
Supervisory roles, behavior, responsibilities, and relationships in educational and social service organizations; processes for evaluating the performance, promoting the development of staff, and increasing organization effectiveness.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 336 - Curr Mgmt in Ed & Soc Srv Org
Approaches to coordinating and managing curriculum or programs at the classroom, department, or organizational level; examination of factors effecting design and delivery of curriculum; developing curriculum guides and assessment methods. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of education and related areas or appropriate professional certification.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 337 - Political Proc in Ed & Soc Srv
Political and operational relationships between schools, agencies, and other organizations at all governmental levels. Policy development, working with policy boards, and coordinating organizational and community activities.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 352 - Analysis of Educ & Soc Srv Org
Organizations as open or closed systems; examinations of goals, power, conflict, leadership, decision-making roles, communication; diagnosing causes of organizational problems; factors aiding, impeding organizational change.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 353 - Sem:Organizational Leadership
Roles, functions, relationships and responsibilities in maintaining and changing organizations; leadership styles and behavior; trends and issues impacting on organizations.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 354 - General & Soc Systems Theory
General Systems Theory is analyzed in terms of its utility for examining social systems, macrosystems analysis of research, planning, and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 355 - System Analysis & Planning
An analysis of and experience with planning theories and techniques that derive from General Systems Theory.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 356 - Sem in Futurism & Planning
Knowledge, values, attitudes relating to concepts about the future; alternative futures, trend analysis, goal setting; planning processes applied to educational and social service organizations.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
EDLP 357 - Sem in Futurism & Planning
Knowledge, values, attitudes relating to concepts about the future; alternative futures, trend analysis, goal setting; planning processes applied to educational and social service organizations.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
EDLP 358 - Sem in Community Education
The seminar participants will analyze the Community Education process, relate the process to community development, and develop strategies for the planning and implementation of Communication Education.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 367 - Human Behavior in Educ Systms
This course will enable students in the Doctorate in Education program to understand and assess human behavior as it affects and is affected by education systems. Prerequisite: Ed.D. students have priority.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 372 - Leadership&Creative Imaginatn
Leadership in societal organizations as presented in literature, other media. Students will demonstrate abilities to integrate leadership theory, principles, personal beliefs, practices with literary and other media models. Prerequisite: Ed.D. students have priority.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 380 - Professional Problems in Educ
Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 0.00 to 3.00
EDLP 386 - Org & Human Resource Dev
The concept and practice of organization development, analysis of and laboratory experience in the utilization of intervention methodologies. Prerequisite: One course relating to human relations; one course relating to organizations or equivalent, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 387 - Collaborative Consultation
Cross-listed with: EDSP 387.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
EDLP 397 - Problems in Education
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDLP 409 - Applied Educational Research
Introduction to philosophical and methodological foundations of interpretive and empirical-analytic research with emphasis on systems change. Preparation of critical readers and synthesizers of research studies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 431 - Adv Sem Organizational Ldrshp
Students inquire into new theories on leadership and the cognitive processes that define the intentions, values, beliefs, and future perspectives of themselves as leaders. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 432 - Adv Sem:Org Chng&Hum Res Dev
Students inquire into new theories, themes, and multicultural dimensions of organizations. Strategies for managing human resources, structural issues, and future trends in organizations are analyzed. Prerequisite:Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 437 - Sem on Educational Policy
An examination of the nature and function of education policy, emphasizing the structure and processes in education policy formulation and implementation. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing.
Credits: 3.00
EDLP 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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