This course will examine theories of innovation and organizational change as applied to public organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the concepts of innovation in bureaucratic organizations, on the process of successful change in organizations, and on leadership and employees' roles.
Courses on special topics in Environmental Studies. These courses may be lecture, seminars, or readings. Students may enroll in more than one interest group but may enroll in a given interest group only once.
Explores concepts and practices in leadership, organizational behavior and change management. Emphasis is placed on understanding dynamics of individuals and groups in organizational structures focused on research and innovation. Students will tackle organizational culture, management approaches, performance-building, and creativity and innovation management in science organizations.
Water quality issues are integrated with land use planning and the development of watershed management strategies. Interrelationships among the hydrologic cycle, atmospheric deposition, nutrient transformations and pesticide use are examined in regards to stream, lake, and groundwater quality.
This project management course provides a study of the concepts and applications of financial planning and management for project and operational managers. Topics include time value of money, asset valuation, capital structures and budgeting, financial analysis and cash flow, and project and operational investment decision-making.
An internal project has many moving parts. A skilled manager must be able to oversee them all, including proposing a workable plan with measurable objectives, and making sure your team stays on task and meets its goals.
This course introduces students to all aspects of managing a project within a company or organization, and covers the entire life cycle of a project, from developing ideas at their inception to formal completion and accurate reporting at close-out. Zero Credit students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in a semester project presenting an example of project management, or investigating some aspect of project management in detail.
This introductory security course covers a wide range of topics in the area of information and network security, privacy, and risk: the basic concepts: confidentiality, integrity and availability; introduction to cryptography; authentication; security models; information and database security; computer systems security; network security; Internet and web security; risk analysis; social engineering; computer forensics.
This course provides a survey of the environmental regulations, environmental problems, and environmental solutions that must be dealt with by environmental scientists in agencies and industry. Considers both theoretical and practical/applied aspects of environmental practices.
Organizational change is complex, requiring a comprehensive, long-term communication strategy to build capability, support and advocacy for each change initiative across the organization. Yet, many organizational change project managers approach communication as a list of emails to be sent and PowerPoint presentations to be delivered. This strategy is ineffective because it typically does not start with an understanding of the different concerns, motivations and values of the stakeholders who will be affected by the change. This course will center communication as the heart of successful change efforts that validate and engage stakeholders, beginning with identifying key stakeholders and their values, and then creating robust communication strategies to support the entirety of the change process. Learning outcomes will be shaped by best practice research in interpersonal, social identity, and organizational communication. The course will apply these best practices to a variety of case studies, as well as class participants' own workplace change communication projects. The course is well-suited for professionals of all levels seeking to deepen their understanding of the often hidden communication dynamics that make or break change initiatives in today's ever-changing, increasingly diverse, and collaboration-intense organizations.
This course examines the use of accounting data by non-financial managers. Students will learn how to interpret and understand basic financial statements; how to make good decisions based on them; learn essential accounting concepts and characteristics of accounting systems; and budgeting/forecasting in a science-based organization. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to effectively communicate on financial matters within their organizations.
This course provides a framework for learning about our water future and ways we might define and achieve sustainability in water use and management. Concerns of ethics, culture, economics, politics, and environmental health will be discussed within the contexts of issues such as the global water crisis, water footprints, water pollution, human water systems, water security, and sustainable water technologies.
Soil is more than just where we plant our gardens. It's a complex system that takes thousands of years to develop. It provides the foundation for our food systems, environmental protection and the sustainability of our world. Modern scientists look at soil as a way to understand principles of engineering, biology, hydrology and geology.
This class provides a solid understanding of soils in the environment, particularly as it relates to environmental assessment, helping students understand the role soil formation and dynamic processes apply to the world around us.
An integrated lecture/laboratory exploring quality control and regulatory considerations among other topics.
An integrated lecture and laboratory course exploring the fundamentals of separation science and quantitative analysis of small molecules, peptides, and proteins. Students will be challenged to develop a functional understanding of the theory and application of sample preparation, separation technologies, and methods for quantification.
This course examines cases and topics of leadership as a process in a marketing communication organization. As a manager's duties evolve from performing tasks to managing relationships and strategic organizational outcomes, the capacity to lead becomes critical to personal and organizational success. Topics will focus on the role of leadership and vision, strategy, communication, ethics, social responsibility, group dynamics, and change.
Administration and management of security of information systems and networks, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis, anomaly detection, computer forensics, auditing and data management, risk management, contingency planning and incident handling, security planning, e-business and commerce security, privacy, traceability and cyber-evidence, human factors and usability issues, policy, legal issues in computer security.
The course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills for that are essential for designing and developing online instruction. The goal of the course is for students to acquire the analysis, design, development, and evaluation skills needed to facilitate learning in both asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. Special emphasis is on learning design, and the evaluation of online learning solutions for education, medicine, military, business, and industry.
Advancements in technology have created a dynamic, changing workplace-one that requires employees who are flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn. Need is growing for career-minded professionals to upgrade skill sets and learn new applications for technological innovations in the K-16 education, government and corporate settings.
This course provides students with an introduction to the use of social media and cloud based computing. These technologies enable individuals to create, collaborate and share information, and present exciting new options for the way we work, teach and create.
Managerial concepts and skills development in relation to the project-oriented business environment, project lifecycle, integrated project management, project selection, and project initiation. Focus is on management of a single project.
Concepts and skills development in relation to project execution, including processes monitoring and controlling, and project closure. Examples of specific topics considered include handling change requests, procurement, teamwork and team development, and cost management. Course content represents systematic treatment of all aspects of project management beyond plannig-but is, in project execution and closing phrases.
Application area course exposing students to specialized knowledge, standards, and regulations involved in managing projects for governmental entities. Attention is directed to unique characteristics of the governmental project environments, major project phases-from selection to closing-and related management processes.
Survey of management challenges in conducting international projects, emphasizing cross-culture issues. Differences across world regions and selected key countries in relation to communication and interpersonal norms, business conventions, and legal systems will receive particular attention.
This course will examine innovation models and change management process utilized by successful organizations. The course will emphasize how these concepts relate to project management within an organization and the management of technical operations.