ALEC800
Overview to Program PlanningCrosslisted with ALEC 400

Prerequisites: ALEC 305 or ALEC/TEAC 805/NUTR 806.

ALEC 400/800 is designed for individuals interested in developing and/or improving program planning skills.

Description: Theoretical and applied considerations for identifying content, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs that vary in length from several hours to several months.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC801
Theoretical Foundations of Leadership

Description: Major research thrusts in leadership field. Historical and contemporary research studies, surveying the literature, developing theory, and conceptualizing original research questions and problems.

This course is a prerequisite for: ALEC 433, ALEC 833; ALEC 802

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC802
Developing Leadership Capacity in Organizations and Communities

Prerequisites: ALEC 801 or equivalent

Description: Leadership capacity in individuals and organizations. Impact of leadership on organizational outcomes and means for diagnosing leadership developmental needs. Assessing, creating and implementing a comprehensive leadership development program for an organization or community.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC804
Problems of Beginning Agriscience Teachers

Description: Problems in instructional planning and methodology and in organizing secondary and continuing education, FFA, and agriculture experience programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-5

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ALEC805
Advanced Teaching StrategiesCrosslisted with NUTR 806, TEAC 805

Description: Contemporary and innovative teaching strategies, emphasizing learner-centered instruction, suitable to teaching in college and postsecondary institutions, outreach programs public schools, and other settings. Students participate in active learning as they apply learning theory in practice, prepare and demonstrate teaching methods, and plan for instruction in discipline areas of their choice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC807
Supervisory LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 407, CYAF 807

Prerequisites: ALEC 302.

Description: Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC810
Environmental LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 410, NRES 413, NRES 813

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Offered on the World Wide Web (WWW) fall semester of odd-numbered years and in the classroom fall semester of even numbered-years.

Description: Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC812
Multimedia Applications for Education and TrainingCrosslisted with ALEC 412, NUTR 812

Description: Practical applications in developing and evaluating multimedia resources for students. Surveys new applications, creates and develops various instructional materials, and reviews current practice against relevant theory. Use current software packages to develop materials for various audiences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC814
Classic Figures in LeadershipCrosslisted with ALEC 414

Description: Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC816
Management Strategies in Distance Education Environments

Description: Management strategies for a variety of distance education situations. Planning, organization, motivation, and control provide a framework for analyzing distance education in formal and non-formal, large and small, private and public, and established and emerging organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC818
Community EngagementCrosslisted with CDEV 818

Description: A foundational knowledge of community engagement. This will include understanding a community's readiness to change; strategies to engage community's members and strategies to determine goals and indicators to achieve change. Participants will review and critique various community engagement and readiness processes, gaining an understanding of approaches advantages and limitations. Through case studies, experiential learning and discussions, participants will develop a skillset for community engagement processes that lead to long term change.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ALEC820
Improvement of Instructional Programs for Post-High-School Occupational EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 420

Description: Designing new instructional programs, expanding the impact of student behavioral objectives, and evaluating the total instructional program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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ALEC824
Foundation of Career and Technical EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 424

Description: Scope and structure of career and technical education within the educational system. Teacher's role and responsibilities in dealing with legislative mandates in planning, management, and evaluation of a local program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC826
Program Evaluation

Prerequisites: ALEC 833 recommended

Description: Builds upon program development in extension programming and provides a basic overview of program evaluation principles and methods. Applies program evaluation principles in extension education.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC828
Leadership in Public OrganizationsCrosslisted with ALEC 428, NRES 428, NRES 828

Description: Leadership in theories, research, and practices in public organizations and natural resource agencies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC830
Introduction to the Development of Distance Education CoursesCrosslisted with ENTO 830

Description: Introduction to practical aspects of developing and facilitating distance education courses. Create and facilitate interaction, assessments, course delivery, assignments, course etiquette and ADA compliance. Develop a distance course module grounded in distance education theory and instructional design principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC833
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Groups & TeamsCrosslisted with ALEC 433

Prerequisites: ALEC 801 or parallel

Description: This course will cover the foundational knowledge of team and group dynamics theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership in organizations and communities. Development of leadership, followership, and teamwork skills in small groups and teams. Focus on team and group decision making, problem solving, and creativity, peer assessment, and evaluation using real-world situations and contexts. Critically apply team and group dynamic theories and research to leadership in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC845
Research in Leadership EducationCrosslisted with CYAF 845

Description: Steps in preparing a research proposal, including statement of the research question, review of relevant literature, and determination of an appropriate research design and methodology. Research methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative procedures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC866
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and CommunitiesCrosslisted with ALEC 466

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC877
Leadership and MotivationCrosslisted with ALEC 477

Description: Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC888
Leadership, Power and InfluenceCrosslisted with ALEC 488

Description: Organizational influence processes, power, and politics in organizations and communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ALEC890
Workshop Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Work, singly or in groups, on practical educational problems, done under the supervision of staff with assistance of selected educational consultants.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

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ALEC893
Technical Agricultural Workshop

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Group study of technology in agricultural occupations. Workshops, special meetings, and assignments.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

ALEC896
Independent Study in Leadership EducationCrosslisted with ALEC 496

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Projects to research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

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ALEC897
Special Topics

Description: Readings, in-depth discussions and analysis of current theory, issues and problems, research and practice in leadership education and/or communication. Offered to address emerging topics not covered in other courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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ALEC899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

ALEC901
Leading Change in Rural America and Beyond

Prerequisites: ALEC 801, 18 hours graduate credit, or permission

Description: Skills in leading change in the 21st Century in rural communities and organizations. Strategies for planning, organizing, and institutionalizing change. Develop a change plan for a community or organization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC903
Teacher Education in Agriscience

Description: Preparation of agriscience teachers to supervise and mentor student teachers, evaluate/coach performance, and instructional delivery.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC904
Seminar in Leadership Studies

Description: Ideas, theories, and practices on recent and emerging leadership research themes.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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ALEC905
Practicum in Postsecondary TeachingCrosslisted with TEAC 905

Prerequisites: ALEC 805 or permission

Description: Work with a faculty mentor in a discipline of choice and an instructional supervisor to prepare instruction and teach students in a postsecondary setting. Practicum students are assisted in arranging for the practicum and are provided consultation and feedback during the practicum. Lesson planning and reflective papers are part of the practicum experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ALEC906
Theoretical Foundations of Distance Education

Prerequisites: ALEC 806 recommended

Description: Major theoretical concepts and research finding of distance education, as broadly conceived. Emphasis on analyzing and deconstruction of major ideas influencing distance education in formal and non-formal settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC908
Organization of the Agricultural Mechanics Program

Description: Philosophy, objectives, procedures, and techniques used in organizing the program of agricultural mechanics instruction for secondary and post-high school students and adults. Determining units of instruction, evaluating student effort, procedures in shop instruction, selection of equipment, and integration into the vocational agriculture program.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

ALEC910
Leadership in Cross-cultural Systems

Prerequisites: ALEC 801 recommended

Description: Issues of leading people in the global marketplace. Focus on understanding the impact of cultural differences, comparing and contrasting domestic and multinational leadership challenges, and review of current multinational leadership.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC913
Program Development in Occupational Education

Description: Philosophy and objectives of occupational education. Techniques of program development, choosing instructional areas, determining sequences, planning time distributions, integrated course of study and meeting individual needs, youth activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC914
Leadership and Personality

Description: Personality type and its implications for personal, team, and organizational leadership effectiveness.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ALEC995
Doctoral Seminar in Leadership Studies

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute, and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ALEC996
Research Other Than Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Research in selected problems in leadership education.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2-6

ACE:

ALEC999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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