COURSE NAME AND TITLE: Mgt 388 Leadership & Society, 2009 Spring
FACULTY’S NAME: David Boje, Ph.D.;MGT 388G M01 3.00 LEADERSHIP & SOCIETY
Your TA is Joe Gladsone email@example.com for all things related to Grades and Web CT
TIME & LOCATION: 1600-1830 4:00-6:30 PM GU 100
OFFICE HOURS: OFFICE HOURS: 12:05 to 1 PM Monday in Frenger Food Court (New Dynasty); 1-2:05 Gutherie 220 Tamara Office; Otherwise by appointment. After class is also a good time.
Web Page http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/388 (FROM HERE CLICK assignments)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Leadership & Society: Exploration of the multifaceted nature of leadership in (post) modern society through readings, exercises, skits, & seminar discussion. We will think OUTSIDE THE BOX to find ways LEADERSHIP IS THEATRE! Your leaders skills are your ticket to a world adventure! There are 7 theatrics, skills you will learn that will enable you be be a skillful leader; plot, character, theme, dialogue, rhythm, and spectacle come from Aristotle's (350 BCE poetics, and to this I add one more, the frames (of organizing), which makes 7 (that I call Septet). Series of 6 of 10 possible short assignments plus 10 page team paper on a leadership project you implement in the local Arts Scene.
GRADE POINTS AND HOW THEY ARE EARNED:
• INDIVIDUAL assignments (averaged score of several items). There are six assignments (of 10 possible); worth 20 points each. Some are just in-class Powerpoint slides, others are single-spaced done in teams, and some are individual written ones. Each assignment helps you intervene for positive leadership results in the "Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley ARTS SCENE.' See http://talkingstick.info for intro, databases, press releases ... 25%
• GROUP ARTS SCENE LEADERSHIP INTERVENTION PROJECT - see client database listing at http://talkingstick.info - your project is TIPPING POINT to move the arts economy into premiere status; write up a report of an intervention you as a group/team create and implement in the Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley ARTS SCENE organization wet. Include photos of your intervention into that organization set, a storytelling of history of Arts Scene in which you intervened, the actual intervention story, and antenarrative-diagnosis of the future. 10 page limit single space. note: individual team member scores pro-rated based upon 360 peer review by team mates in final part of term [i.e. FREE RIDERS, WILL GET LESS THAN THEIR TEAM SCORE]. .... 25%
• DAILY ATTENDANCE [deduct 20% if you miss your team skit event (No Excuses Accepted); Good news -->You can do a makeup assignment for any other missed day (due the next scheduled class day- Must write a 3-page paper to make up for any missed day (or can do it in story assignment format if you prefer), no matter if sports, doctor-agree illness, or whatever else--- Why this way ? So you learn while away and can make up the missed knowledge in homework or away-work] .......... 20%
• TEAM CHEER, SKIT & GUEST LEADER EVENTS - Average of performance score as judged by audience and instructor on cheer at beginning of class (try http://www.learnimprov.com/ for ideas); skit and guest is always last hour of class period. On day of skit, have a Leader Guest from Arts Scene show up on time (if no show your team leader is guest); team write up of script [turned in before event] and commentary by each team mate is required after your skit) - note: individual team member scores pro-rated based upon 360 peer review by team mates in final part of term [i.e. FREE RIDERS, WILL GET LESS THAN THEIR TEAM SCORE]. ............... 20%
• PARTICIPATES in Class events and does good effort on their Team or Project group; GOOD SPECT-ACTOR i.e. moves from spectator to participant/actor roles). Note: this is a rating by the instructor of people who volunteer by asking questions of leader-guests (no duplicate questions), volunteer to model leader behaviors in Boje exercises, or be in skits. NO CELL PHONES DURING CLASS! This item includes Instructor assessment of Responsible Citizenship (that means BEING ON TTIME TO CLASS, and if you sit and do homework for some other class, read the newspaper, text message, or engage in idle chitchat instead of being alert, involved and totally AWAKE in this class, you loose points); All late people, on any given day, will be volunteered into one of Boje's exercises. If you need to leave early for appointment please let Boje know at beginning of class (before class begins); 3 lates to class means you get to do seven instead of six short written assignments (no excuses) .............. 10%
It is our intention to help each of you earn an A grade, but you must provide the work, attendance (see Attendance Make Ups), and commitment.
91 – 100% = A
81 – 90% = B
71 – 80% = C
THE “A” LOTTERY
People with perfect attendance will be entered into the “A” lottery. There are no excused absence (for any reason)s allowed in our definition of perfect attendance. Three late to class and you are disqualified from lottery. Several winners will be drawn.
General Education Objectives Include:
• Critical Thinking Skills (ability to apply on line course and chapter concepts to personal experience stories you tell in your writing, and to commentary you give orally to your team's skit
• Literacy in writing, reading, speaking and listening. Ability to use story in leadership, to act out improv in skits, to think and act on your feet, as a leader. This objective includes interpersonal skills in working cooperative with teammates, oral and written communication.
• An understanding of leadership science of XYZ, IN-THE-BOX (X- Behavior transaction/transformation; Y- will to Power; Z - Participation): In the box are the traditional traits, behaviors, situation of leadership you learn in any leader course in the world.
• Demonstrate competency in Theatre of Leadership --> Out-of-the-Box: such as Tamara, Ethics, holographic complexity, dialogism complexity, transorganization complexity, living story, antenarrative, etc . Learn how a particular leadership character would behave and act in a situation (spectacle of time & place) with other leaderly characters, in your skits, that are highly improvisational. That means being able to improv a leaderly strategy in response to a situation (to think on your feet, to have voice in the moment).
• Understand and apply the X,Y,Z (in the box) model of leadership in Myers-Briggs types (and other tests); then go beyond it to craft your own theatric character of leadership personality, one that has a disciplined ETHIC-EMOTION memory.
• Skit - Design an experience of how a team of leader characters, portrayed by you, would handle a particular situation; or, be commentators on the chapter of the week, making self-reflective connections between Leadership Theatre event and on line course book. Give team members experience in 360 degree evaluation methods
• FINAL PROJECT- end course by taking out-of-box learning into the street, a leadership intervention you do into the Arts Scene of Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley. (1) pick an arts organization from database provided at http://talkingstick.info
LEADERSHIP IS THEATRE by David M. Boje, Ph.D. 2005; revised 2007. This required eTEXTBOOK is on web AND ITS FREE; YOU ARE SAVING MONEY; see Assignments page for chapter assignments; http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/388/Leadership_Theatre_book.htm This book changes each term, and is adapted to the specific needs of our course. Note: you are required to print and bring the chapter we are working on to class, so we all can make use of it.
ASSIGNMENTS CALENDAR (press link for ON LINE BOOK, homework, and project schedule). http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/388/assignments.htm
INFORMATION ON ASSIGNMENTS (policy: miss a class for ANY REASON, post a make up 3 page assignment or take cut of 20 grade points); You can use traditional format of introduction, body with three paragraph development, conclusions, and list of cited references (at least three) at the end. Or use the story-assignment format. Base the written assignment makeup on the topic of the week (see assignment page).
• A series of short written STORY or PowerPoint Slide assignments will be evaluated, as we work through the assignment schedule. Story assignments must be typewritten, use dictionary and spell check
We do everything we can to help you earn an “A” in this class. This is a class in leadership, and we expect you to take the lead in helping us run a great class. You will get course credit every time you show up, volunteer, complete assignments on time, and do extra credit. Here are our standards:
A – Never misses class. Attended and participated in the Team Event of Theatres of Leadership. Was a contributing Team member to that event.
Study Guide on PURPOSE AND PROCESS of Theatres of Leadership Team Event; reprinted in Chap 1 of on line book
Study Guide on THREE TYPES of Theatres of Leadership (your team is to select one); reprinted in Chap 1 of on line book
SEPTET ENRON WEB SITE http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/septet/
Turns in a great final report and a team event script & commentary that is rich in insight, high in Critical Thinking skills (Level 4 - Deconstruction or Level 5 - Advanced Deconstruction), and completes all the steps in the report.>
B – Comes to class often. Did pretty good job in the team event. Turns in a good individual and team report with a few good insights, moderate in Critical Thinking skill (Level 2 - Systems or Level 3 - Dialectic), and completes all the steps in the report.
C – Comes late to class; misses classes. Blows off the team event. Does not participate in the team writing up of script and commentary. Does not volunteer very often to share assignments. Does not complete all assignments. Turns in a report that is not complete and with lowest level Critical Thinking skill (Level 1 - Un dialectic or Level 2 - Systems).
You are expected to attend each class. If you miss a class, you are expected to write a 3 page (single spaced) paper on the topic/exercise of the class you missed (See assignment schedule on line); if it is about a leader, please use some leader other than the one you picked as a term project. Post to web ct, prior to the next scheduled class and you get credit (deduct 5% of grade points for each miss not made up). See Attendance Make Ups. There is no make up for missing a TEAM SKIT EVENT (you will be asked to do an independent event, alone, and get partial credit).
Attendance Excuse Policy: People present for class (on time) receive full credit. Doctor’s excuse (written) will count, but the 3-page single spaced paper must still be written for credit for the class missed. For athletic, interview, or any other excuse, also write the 3-page paper. Due at beginning of next scheduled class. This way you can learn while you are away, or in bed, etc. and will not miss out. 3 page single-spaced paper to by the following class meeting date (deduct 5% of assignment grade points for each miss not made up). See Attendance Make Ups.
How do you record attendance? Easy, there is a roster passed out in class (ordered by team). Note: anyone signing in for another class mate will receive failing grade for the class and both parties will loose all participation points.
Can I come late to class? You will not earn full points for the day, but please do show up. You will end up in Boje's training events. Please work on being on time (repeaters will be asked to write make up assignment)..
LATE/INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENT POLICIES
• Late Assignments - Late assignments can be turned in anytime prior to the class period following their due date. All late papers/exercises, etc. will receive partial, but not full credit. Note you are responsible for only 6 short-assignments, out of 10, that are scheduled.
• Make-up Assignment for ANY MISSED CLASS policy – If you are unable to turn in an assignment late, then you can request a make-up assignment. See Attendance Make Ups.
IF YOU MISS CLASS FOR ANY REASON, HEALTH, WORK, SPORT, LOVE, OR DEATH (YOURS OR OTHERS)- YOU MUST MAKE IT UP WITH WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 3 PAGES IN LENGTH (SINGLE SPACED) Must be APPLICATION OF CHAPTER MATERIAL FOR THAT WEEK; DUE CLASS PERIOD FOLLOWING YOUR ABSENCE; NO EXCEPTIONS - Why? Because most of the learning takes place in class, and you can do your learning by distance education, and not miss whatever else you were doing.
• Incompletes ("I" grades): Given for passable work that could not be completed due to circumstances beyond the student's control (e.g., severe illness, death in the immediate family). These circumstances must have developed after the last day to withdraw from the course. Requests for "I" grades should be made to the instructor, but must be approved by the Management Department Head.
Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to know important dates such as University drop dates; last day to withdraw with a W is March 16. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the student to officially withdraw from any class that he or she intends to drop.
Cheating: Cheating will not be tolerated. Punishment for those caught cheating will be an “F” in the course. THIS INCLUDES PLAGIARIZING HOMEWORK STORY WRITING; YES WE KEEP A FILE. The person will also be subject to further sanctions as indicated in the student code of conduct.
Professionals do not use cell phones in class: NO CELL PHONES OR TEXT MESSAGING from time instructor enters the room until the last student has left the room; Penalty will be loss of participate grade that day; plus you will get to be immediate volunteer for theatre. Two offenses will lower your grade in the course, e.g. from A to B.
Professionalism will be determined by classroom and team behavior. Professionalism will include such variables as attendance, participation, teamwork, attitude, etc. Attendance is required and will be taken at every class meeting (more than 2 absences will be considered excessive). You are expected to participate in classroom discussion and group work activities. Excessive absences or tardiness, sleeping, reading newspapers, failing to participate, whispering in class, and doing assignments for other classes are just some examples of behaviors that would cause you to lose your professionalism points.
Late people - I you are late you will be volunteered into Boje's theatre rehearsals or impromptu storytelling. If you are going to be late you can contact Boje at 532-1693 to make alternative arrangements. If you have 3 non-excused lates, you will be asked to do an extra written assignment (no exceptions, no whining). Why? Lateness disturbs the class, causes material to be repeated, adds to confusion, is not convivial to others.
Cheating or plagiarism will result in loss of all professionalism points and failure of the course. Signing an attendance sheet for another student will result in failure of your participation grade and a failure of the course. plagiarism is defined here as copying the story, dialogue, chapter material, written by another student, or failing to cite material published in a web site, book, or article. Please ask your instructor if you are unsure about how to cite material you are using. Include a list of citations you refer to in completing assignments, with your paper.
Other Questions and Answers
What if I am too shy to volunteer? In your TEAM, ask to do an IMAGE THEATRE role (there is no talking in that). In class, I will be happy to call on you. Let us know who you are and we will volunteer you the military way. If you do not ever volunteer, there are still enough extra credit options to earn you’re “A.” Boje was so shy in high school, he never spoke unless called upon (and even then, often would not). So what Boje learned was to get involved, to say something, and with a bit of practice, shyness goes away.
How will I know how I am doing? Please just ask us. We will happily grade you at each point in the semester that work falls due. We intend to help every person who wants our help to get an “A” in this class. But you are welcome to earn some other grade. Your choice.
What if I need lots of structure? Ask and we shall provide. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Plenty of leaders around to direct you. Leaders learn to dance around the abyss and provide their own structure, for all who follow. We want you to learn to lead yourself.
What is Critical Thinking skill? There is a study guide on the web to answer this one. A brief answer is critical thinking is like a diver’s dive, the more difficult the dive, the higher its critical value. The lowest critical thinking skill is “I like this, I don’t like this; they did this, they did not do that, etc.” In short its just opinion, and not backed up. A moderate level of critical thinking goes beyond this all is black and white opinion to looking at the systemic issues, what we call the leader in the social field, in the historical setting of trends and contingencies. The highest level of critical thinking skill is very self-reflective (looks up, down & in in terms of the 7 directions), applying the leader experiences to your own life space (from the heart), deconstructing your sources with a skeptical eye, and mastering your own critical thinking and voice. We will invite you to seek higher and higher levels of critical thinking, so you can improve and stretch your mind.
TEAM SKIT EVENT (everyone does this once)
You will be assigned to a team, and asked to do a short skit and a commentary about the skit. You have your choice of the following roles in the team (1) Director - casts and directs the skit, and is a commentator; (2) Script writer - develops the script to be acted out; (3) Commentator - does not act, but does talk and write about the connections between the skit and course web/book material. Usually everyone acts in some part in the skit, but everyone does a commentary after the skit.
How are teams formed? Teams (minimum 5, maximum seven to nine people) will form in the first class period as combinations of those studying dead/live leader and at least one change the world person (if there are enough go around). • Teams are responsible to have a Leader Guest present and available for Q&A on day of skit about ½ hour before skit. Each class member will ask questions of the guest.
What Role do I play in Skit Teams? You will take two of three roles in the Leadership Theatre 1. Be an Actor based upon leader you study this term (does not write). 2. Be a Director (good role for Change the World folks); can also do commentary. 3. Everyone is a Commentator. Commentators create the script, write script outline and write up, and deliver commentator remarks at the end of the skit.
Extra Credit for Teams Turning in Script before skit performed. The entire group will write out their script (min, of 4-6 pages typed, single space & given to instructor before the event, for extra credit – hedge your bet). Each team will develop a 20-minute script (minimum of 6 pages typed, single spaced, and given to instructor 24 hours before the event) that includes interaction and dialog between all team members (each one acting as they imagine their leader to act). Instructor Evaluation of Script and Commentary 1. Who does the script evaluation? – Instructor 2. What are the criteria? · Script is typed · Script was given to instructor 24 hours before the event took place (or at least just before the event). · Script had well-developed character roles for each leader presented · Plot of the script is worked out. · Theme of the script connects to course assignments that week.
Schedule of your of Leadership Theatre Event? 10 to 12 Teams will be formed at random (for class size range, 50 to 105). • Each team will be assigned date to have an opening class cheer, a Leader Guest, and perform their script and commentary. • Each team will select one type of Theatre of Leadership to perform (image, invisibility, or forum) • The date you draw/select determines the Theme of your Script (Must relate to the Assignment Schedule topic for the week you will present; Must incorporate Leadership Theatre Resources relevant to that week’s topic.
Yes, Everyone Gives Commentary After Team Skit? Following the 20-minute acted out script, is a 10-15-minute, lively Commentator discussion led by the Director, about what the team was going for in their acting. • At the end or each 30 minutes Guest Time, and 35 minute Leadership Skit/Commentator Event, four things happen. 1. Instructor leaders a class discussion, and if the muse strikes, a follow-on Leadership Theatre event where all members of the audience act out a scene using their own leadership characters in a situation similar to what the presenting team has acted out. 2.
Method of Skit Evaluation? All team members will do 360-degree performance review. 3. All audience members will evaluate the performance of the team, guest, & cheer. 4. Instructor will evaluate the written work of the presenting team. Evaluation of Leadership Theatre • All team members will do 360-degree performance review. 1. What is 360? – Each teammate evaluates all other teammates and themselves. 2. How is it done? – You will be handed a form, where you write in Grade and Comment for each team based upon criteria. 3. What are the criteria? · Mate pulled their share of team load – no FREE RIDERS! · Mate showed up to each meeting we held to prepare for this · Mate did great job on the script – knew how to block the stage, and acted · Mate did great job in the class event – really helped get everyone involved · I would choose this person again as a teammate • Audience Evaluation of the Team presentation of Script and Commentary. 1.
How Skit Grading is done? - You will get an index card and write a grade (A+ to C- or D if it is a dud). You will write at least 20 words of constructive comment. 2. What are the criteria? Good Opening Class Cheer/Ice Breaker (2 to 3 minutes max) • Good Guest (if guest is no show partial credit for Team leader being guest) • Skit presentation kept us awake (they were lively). • They acted it out (did not stand like dead posts, animated their scenes); good direction. • It was obvious that rehearsals had taken place. • The theme and plot of the script was evident in delivery and explained in Commentary following the acting. • The Commentary brought out points relevant to our course readings on the web that week. • The Commentary added value to my life. • · Commentary following the script makes directed, referenced connections to the web-resources for that week (extra credit if it goes beyond that). · Commentary includes voice of each of the commentators (that means each commentator enters their own commentary). · Instructor reserves the right to give actors and commentators different grades.
Everyone writes short weekly assignments. Write about yourself as a leader. Write about yourself and your project situation (leader attempts) in the weekly short papers. Must include actual real life Forum Theatre intervention that you document in the report and use SEPTET analysis in the write up (Please print out entire Metatheatre Manual or purchase copies from the NMSU Printing center).
End of term (last few weeks) we will organize into teams and do SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT (we call it 'sympathetic experience,' these are short projects, done to apply what you learned to the real world, to benefit the community.
PROGRAM EVALUATION: Students will be asked to answer questions about the General Education Core Curriculum as a part of the course evaluation process. This is a "G" class, so it is supposed to apply across the colleges.
WHAT IS GENERAL EDUCATION CORE CURRICULUM?
This course has been certified as one in New Mexico State University’s General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). The GECC attempts to foster intelligent inquiry, abstract logical thinking, critical analysis and the integration and synthesis of knowledge; it strives for literacy in writing, reading, speaking and listening; it teaches mathematical structures; acquainting students with precise abstract thought about numbers and space’ it encourages an understanding of science and scientific inquiry; it provides a historical consciousness, including an understanding of one’s own heritage as well as respect for other peoples and cultures’ it includes an examination of values and stresses the importance of a carefully considered values system; it fosters an appreciation of the arts, and general education provides the breadth necessary to have a familiarity with the various branches of human understanding.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have (or believe you have) a disability & would benefit from classroom accommodation(s), contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at
, Room 244 (Phone 646-6840; TTY 646-1918). All medical info is treated confidentially. Do not wait until you receive a failing grade. Retroactive accommodations cannot be considered. Information, instructions & forms from the Services for Students with Disabilities Office are online at http://www.nmsu.edu/~ssd/index.html. Accommodations: SSD Office, 646-6840 ( Corbett Center , room 244); Discrimination: Office for Institutional Equity, 646-3635, O’Loughlin House. Corbett Center
1. Within a few days of the start of the semester, register with SSD & obtain forms.
2. Within the first 2 weeks of beginning of classes (or within 1 week of the date services are to commence), deliver the completed forms to the instructor(s).
3. Within 5 days of giving the forms to faculty & at least 1 week before any scheduled exam, retrieve the signed forms from faculty & return them to SSD.
4. Contact the SSD Office if services/accommodations requested are not being provided, not meeting your needs, or additional accommodations are needed.
1. Within five 5 working days after student gives you the forms, sign them, retain a copy, & return originals to the student.
2. Contact SSD immediately if there are any questions or disputes regarding accommodation(s), disruptive behavior, etc.
3. Refer the student to SSD for any additional accommodations.
Please contact Boje (575) 532-1693 or SKYPE (davidboje) to offer suggestions that will develop the SEPTET of Leadership and Theatrics.
In years past team events have been videotaped by the instructor or Ph.D. student for use in their research .Protocol is for them to seek your permission, in writing, before doing so. If you do not wish skit or practice to be videotaped, please inform the instructor prior to the presentation of your team event. Bone takes photos so he can remember you, years later, should you need a job reference. Failure to provide such notice will be taken as tacit consent (you opt out from photos or video, at your discretion, with no class penalty).