School of Community Education
Courses with the SCED designation are offered with the approval of the Wittenberg faculty through the School of Community Education. They appear in the Evening and Weekend schedule exclusively. Although designed primarily for adult/non-traditional students in the Organizational Leadership and Health Care Leadership programs, most of them are also open to traditional students who meet stated prerequisites.
Where appropriate, the Dean allocates a fixed number of places for traditional students in these and other SCE-sponsored courses, and registration for these places is through the regular procedure. In cases where the Dean's allocation has been filled, traditional students need his signature on a Course Change (ADD) form in order to register. Adult students enroll through the normal SCE process.
SCED 200L Liberal Studies Colloquium: Individualism and Commitment in American Public Life, Dr. Warren Copeland, Professor of Religion
The foundation of the adult degree program and an intellectual orientation to Wittenberg for adults—but also open to traditional students, particularly transfers seeking to meet the Integrated Learning (L-course) requirement. The Colloquium—Latin for “speaking together”—introduces students to a mature level of critical thinking, research processes, and both written and oral expression. In this semester's version, we'll pursue this development through the study of the topic Individualism and Commitment in American Public Life.
SCED 300-01 Issues Topic—Team Leadership, Dr. Danal Neal, Chapter Manager, Western Ohio Chapter—National Electrical Contractor Association.
A comprehensive and practice-oriented study of team development concepts and principles, including virtual teams. A team project will form the core of the learning experience. Students will consider the advantages and disadvantages of team-based structures, current thinking concerning team development techniques, and methods for evaluating team effectiveness.
SCED 300-02 Issues Topic—Employment Law for Managers, Mr. John Green, member of the firm Coolidge, Wall, Womsley, & Lombard .
We will study the employer/employee relationship in the context of the American legal system, reviewing the statutory basis for employment law in addition to selected court cases. We will use these cases to illustrate the reasons for employment disputes and the bases for resolution. Topics will include the beginning and ending of the employment process, wages and hours, discrimination issues, parental leave, and labor unions.
SCED 300-03 Issues Topic—Planning and Conducting Effective Meetings, Staff.
Introduces planning and facilitation of in-person meetings as well as mediated ones. Emphasis is on making meetings briefer, better organized, and more productive. We will practice facilitation tools and techniques for organizing, developing and meeting agendas, minute-taking, and managing group processes—including Robert's Rules of Order. There will be extensive practice, with the goal of learning how to become a facilitator, recorder, and active participant.
SCED 310 Understanding and Working Within the American Health Care System, Mr. Rick Sites, attorney for the Ohio Hospitals Association.
A critical examination of the structural characteristics, organizational theory, and performance of the American health care system. Topics include the design of health care services organizations, modes of delivery, and access to as well as cost and quality of services.
SCED 340 Readings in Leadership, Dr. Elma Lee Moore, Director of Adult Leadership Programs.
We will read from a selected “top ten” of classic authors on leadership, including Plato, Machiavelli, Drucker, Deming, and Peters. We will elicit from these some of the principal theories of leadership, particularly those relating to business organizations, and the effects of historical and economic contexts in shaping them. The course objective is a historically grounded understanding of the ways organizations develop and the manner in which leaders operate within them. Course projects are designed to develop a mature set of insights into one's work organization or other organizations in one's experience.
RUSS 105 Russian for Professionals I, Dr. Lila Zaharkov, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages.
First course of a two-course sequence (with RUSS 106F) enabling adults to achieve language competency goals within the context of their professional and personal interests. This sequence introduces Russia 's language and culture. The course meets once a week, using the most up-to-date methodology, including video, multimedia language lab, and web-accessed exercises that allow students to work at their own pace. The textbook is accompanied by an instructor-developed manual that enables students to work on assignments between class meetings.