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General Course Information for EDA635: Personal Ethics for Leadership

Course: EDA635 - Personal Ethics for Leadership
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Course Description:

Practicing and modeling a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff, families in a leadership capacity that includes shared decision-making, problem solving, and conflict management. For candidates in MS in Applied School Leadership program only.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district responsibilities with regard to students with special needs. Act as a spokesperson for the school to the extended school community. Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness and receive feedback from the program and peers; reflect on personal leadership beliefs and practices and recognize their impact and influence on the performance of others; and develop mechanisms for sustaining personal motivation, commitment, energy, and health by learning to balance professional and personal responsibilities.
  • Mediate, solve and resolve conflicts.
  • Demonstrate and practice knowledge of research regarding leadership theory and practice.
  • Apply theoretical and practical perspectives to ethical decision-making.
  • Make ethical decisions consistent with federal, state, and local laws, in diverse school communities.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical school and district financial leadership and management.
  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district responsibilities with regard to students with special needs. Act as a spokesperson for the school to the extended school community. Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice and fairness and receive feedback from the program and peers; reflect on personal leadership beliefs and practices and recognize their impact and influence on the performance of others; and develop mechanisms for sustaining personal motivation, commitment, energy, and health by learning to balance professional and personal responsibilities.
  • Identify and practice the key leadership components to facilitate collaboration, consultation and shared decision making in an environment that promotes accountability and ethical conduct.
  • Influence the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of schools and leadership by identifying and responding to its components.
  • Practice both team leadership and team membership so that the candidate can effectively generate and participate in communication with key decision-makers in the school community.
  • View self as a leader of a team and as a member of a team by engaging in course work and field work that provides opportunities to both lead and work collaboratively.
  • Examine, practice and model a personal code of ethics, including protecting the rights and confidentiality of students, staff and families. Practice professional leadership capacity, including shared decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management and foster those skills in others. Examine site and district cultural characteristics.
  • Develop skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students, and develop shared leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate strong people oriented leadership skills that motivates all stakeholders in the community to a high level of performance by involving them in shared decision-making and celebrating their contributions and accomplishments.
  • Conduct and analyze research and interpret relevant data, and make data driven decisions that are appropriate for effective teaching and learning.
  • Apply effective leadership communication skills through various media means.
  • Apply and utilize technology as a tool in the service of fostering effective and timely communication with all members of the school community.
  • Apply effective leadership communication skills in real world situations.

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: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
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: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

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

Technology:
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.

Diversity:
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.

Civility:
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