ORGL 4361 – Capstone II
Instructor: Dr. Donna Smith
Office Location: Online
Office Hours: Online Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm; or by appointment
Office Phone: 903.468.3319
Office Fax: 903.468.3323
University Email Address: donna.smith@tamuc.edu
Materials – Textbooks, Readings, Supplementary Readings:
A textbook is not assigned for this class. All reading assignments are provided with links to
Internet sources and/or document files.
Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership prepares innovative
leaders for employment in an increasingly diverse technological and global society. The
degree develops practical workplace competencies that meet current and future challenges
through a real world coursework utilizing personalized academic mentoring and tutoring.
The coursework focuses on team building, ethical decision making, enhanced
communication skills, critical thinking, and people skills. Graduates of this program pursue
careers in education, government, nonprofit, and business organizations.
Program Competencies:
Students in the BAAS in Organizational Leadership degree program develop practical
workplace competencies that meet current and future challenges through real world
coursework that utilizes personalized academic mentoring and instruction. These
competencies include:
Interpersonal Skills
Organizational Behavior
Problem Solving / Decision-making
Change Management
Resource Management
Strategy / Operations Management
Information Literacy
Statistics / Applied Research
Capstone Cluster Description:
The course requires an analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the student’s knowledge and
skills including academic performance, teamwork experience, and workplace experience.
Using current information, technology, and resources the student will construct a
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professional profile. Students use problem-solving skills to analyze, evaluate and
recommend an implementation plan addressing an organizational leadership issue or
problem. A main factor in evaluating student performance is the input from multiple
stakeholders including employers and faculty.
Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use current information, technology, and resources to construct a professional
2. Synthesize knowledge and skills in presenting a professional image that
demonstrates academic performance in meeting program competencies.
The following technological resources are required for this course:
 Computer/Internet access and connection: high-speed preferred (not dial up)
 Speakers - so you can hear audio enhanced assignments throughout the semester
 Headset/Microphone
 Webcam
 Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
This course may also require the following:
As a student enrolled at Texas A&M University-Commerce, you have access to an email
account via myLeo - all my emails sent from eCollege (and all other university emails) will
go to this account, so please be sure to check it regularly. Conversely, you are to email me
via the eCollege email system or your myLeo email as our spam filters will catch Yahoo,
Hotmail, etc.
Our campus is optimized to work in a Microsoft Windows environment. This means our
courses work best if you are using a Windows operating system (XP or newer) and a recent
version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (6.0, 7.0, or 8.0).
Your courses will also work with Macintosh OS X along with a recent version of Safari 2.0 or
better. Along with Internet Explorer and Safari, eCollege also supports the Firefox browser
(3.0) on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
It is strongly recommended that you perform a "Browser Test" prior to the start of your
course. To launch a browser test, login in to eCollege, click on the 'myCourses' tab, and
then select the "Browser Test" link under Support Services.
This course will be facilitated using eCollege, the Learning Management System used by
Texas A&M University-Commerce. To get started with the course, go to: https://leo.tamucommerce.edu/login.aspx.
You will need your CWID and password to log in to the course. If you do not know your
CWID or have forgotten your password, contact Technology Services at 903-468-6000 or
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eCollege Student Technical Support
Texas A&M University-Commerce provides students technical support in the use of eCollege.
The student help desk may be reached by the following means 24 hours a day, seven days
a week.
 Chat Support: Click on 'Live Support' on the tool bar within your course to chat with
an eCollege Representative.
 Phone: 1-866-656-5511 (Toll Free) to speak with an eCollege Technical Support
 Email: helpdesk@online.tamuc.org to initiate a support request with an eCollege
Technical Support Representative.
 Help: Click on the 'Help' button on the toolbar for information regarding working with
eCollege (i.e. How to submit to Dropbox, How to post to discussions, etc.)
Course Concerns
If you have questions pertaining to the content of this course (e.g., questions about an
exam, about course due dates, etc.), please contact your instructor via email, through the
"Virtual Office," or during office hours.
Other Questions/Concerns
Contact the appropriate TAMU-C department related to your questions/concerns. If you are
unable to reach the appropriate department with questions regarding your course
enrollment, billing, advising, or financial aid, please call 903-886-5511 between the hours of
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.)
Email is the best way to communicate as it is checked throughout the day. However, in
order to avoid duplication of questions and answers I prefer that you post all class related
questions in the Virtual Office course tab. It is likely that your peers will have the same
question. Emails of a personal nature should be sent to my email address via eCollege.
Course Specific Procedures:
A&M-Commerce will comply in the classroom, and in online courses, with all federal and
state laws prohibiting discrimination and related retaliation on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. Further,
an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity,
or gender expression will be maintained.
Student Conduct
All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and
acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. (See 'Code of Student
Conduct' from Student Guide Handbook)
Academic Integrity:
Students attending Texas A&M University-Commerce are responsible for adhering to
standards of academic integrity. Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity
in an open, honest and responsible manner. Academic integrity is a basic guiding
principle for all academic activity at Texas A&M University-Commerce and students
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are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Failing to adhere to academic
integrity constitutes academic dishonesty.
Academic Dishonesty:
Texas A&M University-Commerce does not tolerate plagiarism and other forms of
academic dishonesty. Conduct that violates generally accepted standards of
academic honesty is defined as academic dishonesty. "Academic dishonesty"
includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism (the appropriation or stealing of the ideas
or words of another and passing them off as one's own), cheating on exams or other
course assignments, collusion (the unauthorized collaboration with others in
preparing course assignments), and abuse (destruction, defacing, or removal) of
resource material. Violation of these academic standards may result in removal or
failure. Please see the TAMUC Catalog.
Cheating is defined as:
 Copying another's test of assignment
 Communication with another during an exam or assignment (i.e. written, oral
or otherwise)
 Giving or seeking aid from another when not permitted by the instructor
 Possessing or using unauthorized materials during the test
 Buying, using, stealing, transporting, or soliciting a test, draft of a test, or
answer key
Plagiarism is defined as:
 Using someone else's work in your assignment without appropriate
 Making slight variations in the language and then failing to give credit to the
Collusion is defined as:
Collaborating with another, without authorization, when preparing an
If you have any questions regarding academic dishonesty, ask. Otherwise, I will
assume that you have full knowledge of the academic dishonesty policy and agree to
the conditions as set forth in this syllabus.
Plagiarism Policy:
Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else’s words, ideas or images and then
submitting that work for credit as if it were one’s own without appropriate
acknowledgement of the author. Any student suspected of cheating, submitting the
work of another student, or submitting the work of another party and failing to cite
his/her sources will be investigated fully, reported to college officials, and disciplined
according to college guidelines.
Dropping the Class
If you need to adjust your schedule by dropping this course, please contact your Academic
Coach. Please be aware that dropping your course may impact your financial aid, veterans
and military benefits, three peat, 45-hour, and 30-hour rules. It is the student's
responsibility to drop the course. If you fail to officially drop the class, a failing grade will be
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If you receive a grade of "X" or Incomplete, you have one full term to complete the items
that remain incomplete. If you have not submitted the necessary assignments by the end of
the next full term, your grade automatically converts to an "F."
Student Withdrawal
A student wishing to withdraw from all courses before the end of a term for which he/she is
registered must clear his or her record by filing an application for voluntary withdrawal.
Please contact your Academic Coach.
This action must be taken by the date stated in the Academic Calendar as the last day to
drop a class or withdraw. Any student who withdraws from the university is subject to the
conditions outlined in the section regarding Scholastic Probation or Suspension in the
university catalog. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from classes if he or she
does not plan to attend during the semester in he/she has enrolled. A student has one year
from the first day of a semester to appeal a withdrawal refund. Courses withdrawn are
counted as attempted hours and count towards the three-peat, 45-hour and 30-hour rules
and financial aid and veterans and military benefits.
University Specific Procedures:
ADA Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that
provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other
things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning
environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you have a
disability requiring an accommodation, please contact:
Office of Student Disability Resources and Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Gee Library 132
Phone (903) 886-5150 or (903) 886-5835
Fax (903) 468-8148
Student Disability Resources & Services
Learning Outcome
LO 1. Use current information, technology, and
resources to construct a professional profile
LO 2. Synthesize knowledge and skills in presenting a
professional image that demonstrates academic
performance in meeting program competencies
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The chart below provides the artifacts that should be in your Individual ePortfolio, in
ManeSync, from each Organizational Leadership major course.
ORGL 3311: Issues in
Organizational Leadership
Personal Leadership Plan
ORGL 3321: Data Driven Decision
Making I
Getting Started with Data Driven
Decision Making: A Workbook
ORGL 3331: Data Driven Decision
Making II
Data Analysis Report
ORGL 3322: Behavior, Ethics and
Leadership I
Critical Issue Analysis
ORGL 3332: Behavior, Ethics and
Leadership II
Case Study Analysis
ORGL 4341: Leadership Theory I
SWOT Analysis
ORGL 4342: Leadership Theory II
Implementation Plan
ORGL 4343: Leading Change
Video Presentation
ORGL 4352: Capstone I
Strategic Case Analysis with
ORGL 4361: Capstone II
Video Presentation
Artifact Type
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