Course Descriptions

 

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice (UVI Core Course 1)
    • Students critically assess and evaluate various conventional and innovative leadership theories and demonstrated practices with a special emphasis on identifying creative forms and original areas of research in this area of inquiry. Leadership theories and applications are considered within multiple contexts toward a systematic investigation of demonstrated practices, corresponding values, and underlying assumptions of leadership as the foundation towards leading complex organizations. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership (UVI Core Course 2)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how retrospective sense making and rational decision-making processes influence creativity and innovation. Emphasis is placed on learning how innovation and creativity reflexively change leadership practice. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of sense making and decision making with related to creative leadership. 3 Credits 

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis (UVI Core Course 3)
    • This is a foundation course in the doctoral program. This course evaluates multiple theoretical perspectives of organizations toward building a working synthesis that can be utilized in researching and practicing organizational leadership. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods I (Research Methods Course 1)
    • This course emphasizes qualitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational research. Learners evaluate case studies and ethnographies toward generating an original research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership (UVI Core Course 4) 
    • General ethical theory and relevant legal and social justice issues are critically examined within an organizational leader context toward the development ethical leader principles and demonstrated behaviors in complex organizations. This course is an advanced seminar and emphasizes systematic investigation of an ethical or social justice issue of problems requiring creative leadership. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/Dissertation I: 5 Credits 

  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy (UVI Core Course 5)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how strategy and finance shape organizational leader practices. Emphasis is placed on learning how economics influence organizational strategy and financial management. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of strategy and finance related to leadership in complex organizations. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 807 - Quantitative Research Methods II (UVI Research Methods Course 2)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate experimental and correlational studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication (UVI Core Course 6)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how technology and communication theory influences creative leadership practice. Emphasis is placed on learning the relationship between technology and creative communication that can enable or constrain organizational learning and productive activity. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate technology and communication application. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 808 - Action and Participative Research Methods III (UVI Research Methods Course 3)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate action research case studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 818 - Online Learning Orientation (ODL Track Course 1)
    • Designed to introduce students to the online environment and practices in Fielding's ODL program, this online seminar takes place prior to the beginning of the first academic trimester. Students will learn to use Fielding's website and software to navigate, post and complete initial assignments. Students will meet online and begin building community with their entering cohort and receive course introductions in preparation for beginning the academic term. Faculty and staff participate in facilitating dialogue and increasing online skills as the seminar progresses. Certificate students participate in the orientation for two days; master's students participate for four days. 0 Credits

  • CLIC 812 - Foundations of Creative Learning (CCL Track Course 1)
    • Theory and research that form the foundation of the discipline of creativity studies; development of awareness and understanding of basic principles, select definitions, models, theories, and practice in applying them in a variety of contexts. Group interaction, discussion, and project work are expected. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 823 - Administration and Supervision of Literacy Programs (ELC Track Course 1)
    • This course will prepare school administrators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to effectively supervise literacy instruction.  It will give an overview of the components of effective reading programs and the role of reading personnel.  It will expose school administrators to the development of reading programs from pre-elementary level to college and adult levels as well as to the necessary components of a school’s reading program, particularly relevant to the standards movement, standardized assessment, and other national standards that apply. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 810 Capstone/Dissertation II: 5 Credits
  • CLIC 813 - Principles in Creative Problem Solving (CCL Track Course 2)
    • Theory and application of the Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) process; practice in both individual and group uses for either personal or professional contexts; group work and active participation are expected. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 819 - Organizational Development: Origins, Evolution, and Current Practices (ODL Track Course 2)
    • This course provides a history and overview of the field of organizational development, including the current and projected state-of-the-art. It explores the work of key theorists and contributors to the field of organizational development. The course will identify the basic values, principles, theories, and models for understanding how and why organizations develop, behave and change in the ways that they do, and the practices for leading and managing change at the individual, group and system levels. Foundational concepts, terminology and methodologies needed to understand, design and evaluate applied organizational development interventions will be explored. 4 Credits

  • CLIC 824 - Globalization and Education (ELC Track Course 2)
    • In this course, we explore these questions by first examining various theoretical perspectives on globalization. We then consider several major developments associated with globalization that is affecting education including increasing inequality, privatization, and international standards and assessments. We will consider the role of international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations in shaping international education policy and programs. We will also examine the role that the state, local communities and non-governmental agencies play in providing and improving the quality of education. We read and discuss case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States to provide concrete examples of how global forces are changing the content and context of education internationally. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 814 - Creativity Assessment – Methods and Resources (CCL Track Course 3)
    • Practical information on methods and resources for creativity assessment; review of basic measurement principles and a critique of specific tools used to assess creativity in both education and business. Students receive personal feedback on a number of measures and develop a profile of their own creative strengths. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 820 - Leadership: Theory and Practice (ODL Track Course 3)
    • This course lays a theoretical and practical foundation in leadership. It explores the breadth and limitations of leadership theories (past and present) and traces their evolution. The course looks first at the organization as the context for leadership and how that context influences both leadership and followership. The course also focuses on ways leadership can, in turn, shape the organization. Students connect with their core values and aspirations as a foundation for expanding their leadership capacity. Through the fundamental leadership skills of observation, interpretation, and intervention students become instruments of organizational transformation.2-semester Credits

  • CLIC 825 - Organizational behavior in educational leadership: Theory and Research (ELC Track Course 3)
    • This course challenges students to become aware of human behavior in organizations and to develop their leadership abilities so that they can cope with individual and group behavior, interpersonal behavior, organizational structure, systems, culture, human resource management, career management, diversity, and leading organizational change. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 815 - Facilitation of Group Problem Solving (CCL Track Course 4) 
    • Advanced strategies for leading small groups through the Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) process; mastery of facilitation techniques and skills. Students receive expert feedback on their facilitation skills as they apply creative strategies to real issues. Examines conceptual relationships between facilitation and change leadership; develops basic change leadership skills. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 821 - Leading by Design: Theory and Practice (ODL Track Course 4) 
    • This course focuses on different theories of organizations and their relevance in today's workplace. It provides an overview of leading models of organizational structure, processes, rules, behavior, roles and function. The course considers chaos/complexity theory, addressing organizations as complex adaptive systems, co-evolving with an environment that is often turbulent and non-predictable. Students will critically examine different types of change -- incremental, transitional, transformative and strategic – and how to best enable intentional change from a design perspective. Students will explore their own orientation toward design and their use of self in the design process. 4 Credits

  • CLIC 826 - Creative Educational Leadership for a Changing World (ELC Track Course 4) 
    • This course is organized around the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), focuses on issues that are critical to understanding creative and effective school leadership for a changing world. It explores the changing role of principals as transformational leaders and provides doctoral candidates with an understanding of the context of creative school leadership, the demands placed on leaders, as well as the scope of the real-life challenges one will face creating successful schools. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 816 - Creativity and Change Leadership (CCL Track Course 5)
    • Culminating activities that cap the Foundations of Creativity strand of the curriculum; understanding and applying the characteristics of change leadership in the context of creativity and Creative Problem-Solving; theoretical and practical launching point for students to examine their future contributions to the field, domain, and discipline by articulating their personal philosophy and definition of creativity; relation of the CPS process and other change methods to the challenge of making lasting change in other disciplines, such as business, education, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy or the arts and sciences. Ideally, this should be taken as your last course in the program. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 822 - Group Dynamics: Effective Teams and Group Development (ODL Track Course 5)
    • This course focuses on group dynamics and the impact of collaborative working teams. Elements of an effective team in various situations are discussed, such as mergers and acquisitions or inter-organizational projects. Students examine how work gets done in virtual or geographically dispersed teams, including the impact of web technologies on group potential, performance, and learning. By simultaneously studying and participating in a group, students gain an understanding of group processes and how to facilitate and collaborate with groups online and face-to-face. 4 Credits

  • CLIC 827 - Policy Studies in Educational Leadership (ELC Track Course 5) 
    • This course is designed to expose doctoral candidates to policy development, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.  It will explore various theories of policy formation, policy-making processes, policy adoption and decision-making, as well as the impact and influence of culture, economics, politics, and demographics on educational policy.  Ethical and social justice issues in policy development and implementation will be addressed.  The course provides candidates an opportunity to examine research in educational policy and the impact of their role in policy formulation and implementation. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 817 - Current Issues in Creativity Studies (CCL Track Course 6) 
    • In-depth survey of current issues on the nature and nurture of creativity; skill development in research and scholarship to increase critical thinking skills and general content literacy of creativity practitioners in any discipline; review, analysis and interpretation of findings from empirical and non-empirical sources, with some emphasis on the background and development of research at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 828 - Ethics in Educational Leadership (ELC Track Course 6) 
    • This course will emphasize philosophical, social and moral standards, codes, and values and focus on how decisions in these areas impact public school leaders. Ethical decision-making will be underscored by social and moral values and these form the basis for understanding the relationship between values and decision-making. Further, this course will demonstrate the application of different ethical paradigms (the ethics of justice, care, critique, and the profession) through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities as well as address some of the practical, pedagogical, and curricular issues related to the teaching of ethics for educational leaders. 3 Credits

  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/Dissertation III: 5 Credits 


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