University of the Rockies

Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization


Institution:
Program: Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization
Degree or Certificate: PsyD -- Doctorate in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization
Department: School of Organizational Leadership
Program website:
Program specializations:

Other specializations to choose from in the School of Organizational Leadership:

  • Business Psychology
  • Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Educational Leadership
  • Evaluation, Research, and Measurement
  • Executive Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Psychology
  • International Leadership
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Mental Health Administration
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Organizational Diversity

 

Program mission statement:

Within the mission of University of the Rockies, the School of Organizational Leadership provides high quality, accessible degree programs that develop the expertise and competence required for individuals to lead contemporary organizations.

Professional accreditation:

N/A

Test(s) Required for Program Admission:

N/A

Face-to-Face Requirements:

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Program Credits/Units to Graduation:

68 semester credits

Program learning outcomes:
What Will I Learn?
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Students in the Doctorate in Psychology, in the School of Organizational Leadership will be able to:

  1. Assess complex situations and respond in an ethical, legal and professional manner according to the current codes of ethics of the respective disciplines;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use higher order critical thinking skills;
  3. Communicate effectively in written form and oral presentation;
  4. Evaluate and modify one’s decisions and behaviors based on professional feedback, self assessment and reflective practice;
  5. Engage in the practice of lifelong learning; and
  6. Support diversity and multi-cultural issues integrate into professional practice.

 

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?:

 

At University of the Rockies, we have multiple methods for assessing student learning. Primarily we (1) assess assignments within courses above and beyond the assignment grading, (2) assess specific program level skills using holistic rubrics and (3) assess student achievement toward multiple program level learning outcomes at specific points within the program.

This is a growing online program of study at UoR. When we assess specific assignments in courses, we see that our students early in our programs perform best at the Lifelong Learning and Emotional Intelligence program level learning outcomes. They underperform with Communication skills so we have a Writing Center to support students developing this important skill set. 

SoOL-PsyD

Analytic Measures of Specific Assignments (Online)            (Datapoints: N=2176)                  

Category --- @Standard/Above --- Mean

Diversity --- 98.5% --- 3.36

Ethics --- 94.5% --- 3.17

Emotional Intelligence --- 94.7% --- 3.19

Lifelong Learning --- 99.0% --- 3.42

Communications --- 83.68% --- 3.10

Critical Thinking --- 90.6% --- 3.19

1=Min Acceptable (C), 2=Well below standard (C+), 3=Below standard (B-), 4=At standard (B), 5=Above standard (B+), 6=Well above standard (A-), 7=Outstanding (A)

 

 

To confirm our understanding of student communications skills we did a Holistic assessment using a Writing Communication Rubric. The baseline measures for this PsyD program indicated that our students do need support which is provided by the Rockies Writing Center.  

 

SoOL-PsyD (N=100) Baseline Measure of Communication Skills

Holistic Measures (Online) --- @Standard/Above --- Mean

Communications --- 64.39% --- 4.23

 

We asked faculty to assess students against our program level learning outcomes as demonstrated in targeted classes. We see solid performance levels later in the programs and improvement in Communications skills in particular.

SoOL-PsyD (N=190) Sampled Core Courses

Holistic General                                                                      PLO Measures (Online) --- @Standard/Above --- Mean

Diversity --- 98.5% --- 3.36

Ethics --- 94.5% --- 3.17

Emotional Intelligence --- 94.7% --- 3.19

Lifelong Learning --- 99.0% --- 3.42

Communications --- 83.68% --- 3.10

Critical Thinking --- 90.6% --- 3.19

1=Area of Concern, 2=Developing, 3=At Standard, 4=Area of Strength

Results of External Exams/Assessments: What third-party assessments will measure what I have learned?:

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