University of the Rockies

Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization


Institution:
Program: Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization
Degree or Certificate: MA - Master of Arts 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:

39 semester credits

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

  1. Evaluate and apply psychological research in organizations;
  2. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in organizations;
  3. Assess human behavior, both normal and abnormal, and demonstrate the ability to facilitate appropriate growth and change;
  4. Analyze concepts and demonstrate skills that are fundamental to ethical practice in organizations;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of organizational systems and functions as effective change agents; and
  6. Recognize and integrate appropriate leadership skills.
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. 

 

The Master of Arts in Psychology program in the School of Organizational Leadership is relatively new but growing steadily. When we measure communication skills in the first course of the program as baseline, we could see that student needed support with their writing which is provided by the Rockies Writing Center. 

Combined ORG/PP MA Core (N=67)

Analytic Measures of Specific Assignments (Online)

(Number of data points vary by PLO)                                  

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

Diversity --- NA --- NA

Ethics --- 88.2% --- 3.94

Emotional Intelligence --- 100% --- 4.06

Lifelong Learning --- 100% --- 4.06

Communications --- 66.5% --- 4.23

Critical Thinking --- 94.3% --- 4.11

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)

SoOL-MA Core (N=1777)

Analytic Measures of Specific Assignments (Online)           

(Number of data points vary by PLO)                                  

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

Diversity --- 94.7% --- 5.81

Ethics --- 96.0% --- 5.74

Emotional Intelligence --- 94.1% --- 5.75

Lifelong Learning --- 50.0% --- 4.00

Communications --- 100% --- 5.29

Critical Thinking --- 92.8% --- 5.66

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)

 

We measured targeted assignments against a Writing Communication Rubric and we can seek that students increase their skill levels as they progress through the program.

SoOL MA (N=200) Baseline Measure of Communication Skills

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

Communications --- 38.8% --- 3.81

SoOL MA (N=120) End of Core Measure of Communication Skills

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

Communications --- 53.3% --- 3.78

SoOL Comps (N=30) Comprehensive Exams (Overall 70% students have passed Comps on their first attempt.)

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

Communications --- 69.1% --- 4.52<!--[if gte mso 9]-->

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

N/A