Course: MGMT 645 – Organizational Development & Culture
Semester: Fall 2, 2012
Instructor: Dr. Nicole Runyon
Course Start Date: October 31, 2012
Final Assessment Date: Week 7
Instructor Contact Information:
Office Location: Michigan
Office Hours: By appointment
Instructor Professional Biography
My name is Dr. Nicole Runyon and I am very much looking forward to working with all of you. I live in Northern Michigan (in the Northern Lower Peninsula). I have a passion – facilitating and teaching online! It's a great opportunity for me to share my experiences while at the same time learning from all of you.
I have taught both onground and online for the last 9 years. My areas of focus have been human resources, communications, marketing, management, administration and business. I enjoy teaching online because I learn so much from each individual student! By sharing experiences we can all learn from each other and apply what we've learned to our own professions. In addition, I have a passion for online learning because it gives so many non-traditional students an opportunity to complete degrees.
Previous to teaching online full time, I was the Director of Human Resources and Branch Operations at BFG Supply, Co. BFG is a supplier of greenhouse goods throughout the Mid-West. I built the Human Resources department from the ground up and then found myself in charge of 10 remote locations. This was a challenging position and really helped broaden my operations experiences.
Previous to this, I was the Director of Human Resources for a dot com called All Outdoors in Traverse City, MI. Although my title was HR, I wore many hats and worked in each department of the organization. This was perhaps one of the best jobs ever. We had a creative "team" environment. I helped build the company from the ground up but, unfortunately, it did not weather the dot com storm well.
Prior to All Outdoors, I worked on the Great Lakes as a Deck Officer, Pilot, and Fleet Supervisor for Inland Steel out of East Chicago, Indiana (Chicago area). This, too, was a great learning experience for me both personally and professionally. I worked both on board ship (that's right…I drove big boats!) and in the office to deliver the raw materials to the mill to make steel. In addition to the navigation and cargo handling responsibilities, I also was responsible for HR, safety, logistics and general fleet management.
I have a BA from the Ohio State University in Political Science, an AAS in Maritime Technology from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, a MSA in administration from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in education from Walden University.
I am an only child and help my parents who are getting older (yet another reason I love teaching online – flexibility!). I have a boyfriend of 10+ years…we have 2 four-legged children – westies. They keep me hopping in between discussion posts.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all.
There are 1000 possible points. I will update the online grade book weekly so that you always know where you stand grade-wise. It is your responsibility to check the grade book weekly. The performance evaluation (grading) is divided up as follows (See classroom for specifics on assignments. See course calendar for due dates):
Course Instructional Plan - MGMT 645
|Week |Topic/Chapters |Assignments |Points | |1 |Introduction; Individual behavior personality and|Introduction |0 | | |values; Perception and learning in organizations |Test email |0 | | |Ch. 1, 2 & 3...