Educational/Academic Leadership for Change Track


Fall 2016

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice
  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership
  • Residency

Spring 2017

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis
  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • Residency

Summer 2017

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership
  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2017

  • CLIC 807 - Research Methods
  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy
  • Residency

Spring 2018

  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication
  • CLIC 808 - Action and Participative Research Methods III
  • Residency

Summer 2018

  • CLIC 823 - Administration and Supervision of Literacy Programs
  • CLIC 810 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2018

  • CLIC 824 - Globalization and Education
  • CLIC 825 - Organizational behavior in educational leadership: Theory and Research
  • Residency

Spring 2019

  • CLIC 826 - Creative Educational Leadership for a Changing World
  • CLIC 827 - Policy Studies in Educational Leadership
  • Residency

Summer 2019

  • CLIC 828 - Ethics in Educational Leadership
  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2016 Courses 

  • 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 
  •  Residency 

Spring 2017 Courses 

  • 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
  • Residency 


Summer 2017 Courses 

  • 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 
  • Residency 


Fall 2017 Courses 

  • 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
  • Residency 


Spring 2018 Courses 

  • 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
  • Residency 


Summer 2018 Classes 

  • 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 
  • Residency 


Fall 2018 Courses 

  • 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 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
  • Residency 

Spring 2019 Courses

  • 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 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
  • Residency 

Summer 2019 Courses 

  • 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 
  • Residency


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