Adult and Organizational Learning Courses
Kathy Canfield-Davis, Interim Dept. Chair (08/667-2588; firstname.lastname@example.org). Jerry Fischer, Coordinator of Counseling and School Psychology (207 Educ. Bldg. 83843-3083; phone 208/885-5947; email@example.com).
AOLL J410/J510 Foundations of Human Resource Development (3 cr)
Advanced study of the foundations and basis for workforce and human resource education programs. (Alt/yrs)
AOLL 473 Foundations of Adult Education and Adult Development (3 cr)
Foundation of Adult Education and an Introduction to Adult and Lifespan Development.
AOLL 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
AOLL 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
AOLL 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
AOLL 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
AOLL 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
AOLL 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)
Professional development and enrichment of certificated school personnel. Credit earned will not be accepted toward grad degree program, but may be used in a fifth-year program. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
AOLL 507 Education and Work for Sustainability (3 cr)
Study and application of secondary and postsecondary curriculum and instruction focusing on sustainability as it relates to technical education, workforce and organizational development, "green" technologies and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
AOLL 509 Foundations of Adult Basic Education (3 cr)
Foundations of Adult Basic Education includes the study of current literature and research related to various aspects of Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation. Topics include: Accountability, Standards, and Research; Program Structures and Instruction; Rethinking Assumptions and Concepts; Improving Language, Citizenship, and Training; Adult & Family Literacy; Identity and Development in Work, School, and Community. Recommended Preparation: Bachelor's degree.
AOLL 510 Foundations of Human Resource Development (3 cr)
See AOLL J410/J510.
AOLL 526 Instructional Design and Curriculum (3 cr)
An in-depth examination and implementation of instructional design systems and curriculum development as a systematic method of designing, carrying out, and evaluating the total process of teaching and learning; based on research in human learning and communication, employing a combination of human and non-human resources to bring about effective instruction. Focused on corporate training as related to HRD in Adult Ed.
AOLL 528 Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation (3 cr)
Program planning and development strategies for learning enterprise workers.
AOLL 560 Career Development in Organizations (3 cr)
Builds upon the foundation of personality psychology, genetic research, and modern neuroscience in understanding the complex process of career decision-making.
AOLL 570 Introduction to Research in Workforce Education (3 cr)
The first emphasis of this course is to help workforce education students find, interpret and evaluate scholarly research. The second emphasis is to prepare students to conceptualize, design, and conduct various forms of action research.
AOLL 573 Adult Learners: Foundations and Characteristics (3 cr)
Philosophical, psychological, social and economic foundations of adult education and characteristics of adult learners.
AOLL 574 Adult and Transformational Learning (3 cr)
Transformative learning theory is an essential part of this course. The best practices for reflecting upon existing personal, organizational, environmental, and social sustainability mental models and questioning norms are explored and practiced. Cognitive, humanistic, social learning, behavioral, constructivist, and developmental learning theories for adults are foundational elements of the course.
AOLL 575 Strategies for Facilitating Adult Learning (3 cr)
Strategies for planning and facilitating adult learning courses and programs including face-to-face, hybrid and on-line delivery.
AOLL 576 Communication Skills for Adults in a Diverse World (3 cr)
Development of communication skills for use with culturally diverse adults; verbal and nonverbal techniques for improving communication skills.
AOLL 577 Organization Development (3 cr)
Planned change strategies for human resources in organizations; motivation, training/re-training, assessing, and crafting the corporate culture through educational efforts; assessing the knowledge skill gaps in the human resources.
AOLL 581 Theory & Practices of Sustainable Leadership (3 cr)
Analysis and study of leadership of the human resource in organizations; theories, styles, and methods of sustainable leadership developed from past leaders blended with current models of leadership.
AOLL 583 Organizational Leadership (3 cr)
Development of an understanding of groups, group behavior, development and socialization of groups, and nature of power, conflict, and leadership in groups; intended for adults who spend time with other adults in groups, committees, teams, or other relationship configurations; emphasis on leadership aspects of group behavior and participation.
AOLL 589 Critical Thinking (2-3 cr)
See EdAd 589.
AOLL 591 Doctoral Seminar I (1 cr)
This seminar is intended to help facilitate an understanding among prospective doctoral students on how to be accepted for admission, how to adhere to respective policies, and be successful in all aspects of the program leading to candidacy. (Fall only)
AOLL 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
Supervised field experience in an appropriate public or private agency. Graded P/F.
AOLL 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
Supervised experience in teacher education, administration, supervision, or ancillary services in adult education. Graded P/F.
AOLL 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
AOLL 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)
AOLL 612 Doctoral Seminar II (1 cr)
The seminar is intended for those doctoral students who have completed all or most of their course work. The seminar will focus on how to be successful in taking the preliminary examination and how to develop a tentative dissertation proposal. (Spring only)
Prereq: AOLL 591 and enrollment in a doctoral program
AOLL 613 Doctoral Seminar III (1 cr)
The seminar is intended to support candidates who have had a successful defense of the dissertation proposal. The seminar will focus on the advancement of the dissertation, committee ship, completion and continuation of the research project and ultimately the defense of the dissertation.
AOLL 628 Program Evaluation (3 cr)
Schools, organizations, and community agencies are being increasingly held accountable for their respective programs. This course addresses how action research can be a powerful tool for empirically evaluating all aspects of a given program. Recommended Preparation: foundations and/or introduction to research.
Prereq: Enrollment to a doctoral program
AOLL 668 Writing for Publication (3 cr)
Development of knowledge, skills, and potential of researchers and other writers desiring to prepare and publish manuscripts in education or other professional and trade journals; technical and theoretical aspects of writing for publication and the process of manuscript preparation, submission, and editing.
Prereq: Enrollment in a doctoral program