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General Course Information for EDA619: School Resource Management

Course: EDA619 - School Resource Management
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Course Description: Introduction to public school finance policies and practices, emphasizing site level finance. Exploration of federal, state, and local revenue sources, district and school budgeting, and financial management procedures. Introduction to public school budgeting and accounting procedures. Direction by practicing school administrators when investigating issues in public school finance.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the resources necessary for a productive school environment that nurtures student learning and supports the professional growth of teachers and support staff.
  • Analyze resources that are necessary for establishing student behavior management systems.
  • Develop a school budget that uses technology to align fiscal, human, and material resources to support the learning of all subgroups of students.
  • Synthesize leadership strategies for making and communicating financial and budgetary decisions based on relevant data and research about effective teaching and learning, leadership, management practices, and equity.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquire knowledge and develop skills associated with restructuring organizations, mobilizing of human and fiscal resources, and creating a school environment that identifies institutional needs for diversity
  • Analyze aspects of professional and personal ethics that are conducive to leading a school or school system.
  • Analyze the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that impacts a school or school district.
  • Analyze the organization, operations, and resources necessary to foster a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Apply landmark court cases, legislation, federal and state regulations governing student rights, due process, delivery of instruction, and general operation of school districts.
  • Build consensus among stake-holders, evaluate, analyze and develop new school programs and paradigms
  • Create a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Develop a school culture conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Develop an ethical framework for effective educational leadership.
  • Evaluate aspects of professional and personal ethics that are conducive to leading a school or school system.
  • Examine the total operation of personnel and school management functions and staff development, which includes personnel management and administration, personnel relations, personnel laws, and collective bargaining.
  • Possess the necessary skills to become successful practicing school administrator.
  • Provide candidates with the research base for reflective educational decision making.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

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  • Recorded class presentations
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Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures