Summer 2020 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 245-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7066426 (Ref.No. 1918992)
Posted: May 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 19, 2020
Deadline: Jun 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Per course adjunct for the Master of Arts in Leadership program's course, LDSH 245-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

LDSH 245 -01 - Project Proposal Development

Opening Weekend (virtual): June 28, 2020; 9 am to 5 pm
Online: June 29, 2020 to August 21, 2020
Closing Weekend (virtual): August 22, 2020 and August 23, 2020

The Project Proposal Development Course is designed to assist class members in developing
their leadership project proposals so that by the end of the course each has an approved
proposal, and is ready to implement their project to effect sustainable and collaborative change
in their group, organization, and/or community.

This course builds on the methods and practice provided in LDSH 220 (Module VI): Sustainable
Organizational Change, in order to launch the Leadership Project (also known as the Synthesis
Project), a capstone process spanning the last ten months of the Program concluding with a
Leadership Project Paper that reports on the project results and the learning. A Faculty Advisor
will be assigned to each project by midway through the course. The course instructors serve as
advisors and work with learners though the completion of their project.
Context of the Project--Proposal Writing to Research Implementation to Final Paper
The Leadership Project invites you, the learner, to integrate, demonstrate, and synthesize 21st
century leadership practices as you identify and carry out a research project in which you have
a compelling interest. You will design, implement and report on a participatory action inquiry
and change strategy in response to a need, problem, issue, opportunity or question within a
specific group, institution or community. While drawing on the processes, values, skills, and
theories learned in the M.A. in Leadership Program, the project offers you the opportunity to
practice sustainable relation-based leadership at the personal and organizational level.

Formally called the "Synthesis Project," and more commonly referred to as the "Leadership
Project," this activity provides you with a practice field for leadership. The inquiry may naturally
catalyze significant leadership activity post-graduation.

The Leadership Project is grounded in participatory action research methods and emphasizes
the practical application of new knowledge for individuals, groups, organizations, and
communities. The Action Inquiry Method (AIM) offers the opportunity to apply learning about
fostering change within a group, organization, or community. The Collaborative Inquiry (CI)
method offers change through increasing a skill, competence or capacity among the individuals
undertaking the inquiry together. Your project can include as co-participants members of your
cohort or you may choose co-participants from outside of Saint Mary's College, or a
combination of both.

The background of the project is 21st century leadership while the foreground of the project is
influencing change in an organization or community or among individuals in a group.

Experience as a project advisor, thesis chair or dissertation chair
Knowledge of Action Research, Leadership Theory, and Systems Theory
Experience teaching online/hybrid courses
Experience working with learning communities

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