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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4403 - Community, Change, and Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations

Hours: 3
An integrated service-learning opportunity which establishes the conceptual basis and need for forming, joining, and participating in non-profit and social service organizations. Examining the history of these endeavors, surveying concepts, reflecting on form, reflecting on our definitions of “altruism” and “community,” and reviewing the current status of our participation in volunteer and non-profit organizations. Efforts are concentrated on group consulting projects. Working as members of a small group consulting team or as members of a whole-class consulting team. Teams are assigned a non-profit or social service organization that wishes to improve its effectiveness as an organization, and each team applies Appreciative Inquiry or another highly recognized consulting strategy in developing a plan for leading the organization through a change process. Weekly personal response papers are folded into the group organizational development plans. Creating autobiographical portfolios which include personal conceptions of both the transitions experienced as graduation from Otterbein nears, and projections of our future roles. Group and individual presentations are required.
Prerequisites: Completion of 96 credit hours, and completion of at least 6 of the 8 Integrative Studies courses.