Master's Degree

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Drops and Refunds:
Students adhere to the drop and refund policies and deadlines of their home university.
Course Information
Foundations and Theory of Leadership

Course Description
- Organizational concepts of leadership; administrative styles and structures; leadership for boards, committees, governmental bodies, and review of societal and political processes.
Contacts
Instructor

Jill Rucker
kjrucker@uark.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader
J.V Gallos
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 978-0-7879-8819-7
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
P. Lencioni
ISBN: 978-0787960759
Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Course Access
 
About 3 - 4 weeks before the semester starts, they will receive an email inviting them to the University of Arkansas organization. If students do not have a Microsoft account, they will have to create one. Students taking a course taught by the University of Arkansas will be granted access to the University of Arkansas course management system, Blackboard. An email will be sent to the email address provided by the student's home university with detailed instructions about procedures for logging into Blackboard and the online course. If students have not received the invite they can contact Nancy Arnold, nharnol@uark.edu. If they are having trouble with logging into Blackboard, they can contact our IT Help Desk at 479-575-4357.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Headshot photo of Janice Edwards smilingIn addition to the flexible learning environment and knowledgeable faculty, another benefit that’s been a pleasant and unexpected surprise are the meaningful connections I have made with other students from all over the country. Not only have I had the opportunity to learn from their distinct experiences and individual perspectives related to development, but there are classmates that I now consider to be friends and have even had the privilege of meeting in person.

– – Janice Edwards, Community Development Student,
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