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General Course Information for ISL 661: Leadership Global Seminar

Course: ISL 661 - Leadership Global Seminar
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Course Description:

Examine competencies for leadership in globalization including emerging and future trends for business and education. Develop cultural sophistication and awareness in order to prepare leaders for increasing globalization. Ideally, students will engage in an international experience as part of this course and (when international travel may be unavailable) may also participate in diverse models of education and cultural experiences within the U.S. which will provide for understanding and learning about populations that may not be considered mainstream or widely known.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the current and future needs of all aspects of the global community as they relate to educational curriculum.
  • Examine competencies for educational leadership needed in a globalized economy and society.
  • Examine current and future trends of national school systems as they prepare to meet the future needs of the global environment.
  • Explore the impact of diversity and pluralism in on the function and role of schooling.
  • Analyze individual cultural competence through the lens of serving a diverse society.

Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze complex human phenomena such as resistance and anxiety and the ability to lead others in a process through the change process.
  • Analyze decision making frameworks in order to surface and develop ethical leadership and improve decision making skills.
  • Apply advanced negotiation and conflict resolution strategies to further an organization.
  • Develop team building and understand organizational dynamics including the use of the learning organization processes.
  • Examine competencies for leadership in globalization including emerging and future trends for business and education.
  • Examine diversity and pluralism in the United States (of students, community, and faculty) in order to develop the cultural competence and be able to work well in diverse, rural and urban environments.
  • Explore community leadership, outreach and partnerships.
  • Explore innovative financial models and gain competency in information management fundamentals.

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:

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:


Contact the Library:

  • (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 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