Summer II Courses
Summer II semester will run from July 5 to August 27, 2021
ED642 – Financial and Business Management of Schools
Instructor: T. Backus
This course considers the key dimensions of a school’s financial manager as well as the principles and practices associated with school budgets. The generation of financial statements and the management of inflows and expenses, line items, payroll, and the appropriate management of key budget personnel are discussed. The role of the school budget in yearly planning and control are explored within the context of the leadership function of a school’s chief financial officer.
ED688 – Clinical Experience in Literacy: Teaching Learners with Literacy Challenges
Format: Offsite, Dates TBD
Instructor: T Martin
Teachers will participate in a clinical model (small group and 1:1 setting) to help transition developing readers into literate learners. Participants will assess and assist children in grades K-8 who are having difficulties in orchestrating literacy processes to be effective readers and writers. There will be an emphasis on research-based assessment practices/analysis and implementing interventions that focus on how students process, which will result in an increase in student achievement in text level data over the course of six weeks.
ED530 – Special Education Law
Instructor: K. Morin
Format: Online, Synchronously, on 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, and 8/17 from 8:30-10:30 am.
Participants will gain an understanding of federal and Maine special education law. This course is designed and intended for teachers and special education administrators, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents. The course includes review current cases and trends in special education law with an opportunity for case analysis.
HC525 – Health Care Reimbursement
Instructor: T. McAdam
The complexity of today’s health care reimbursement and payment systems requires an in-depth understanding of health insurance mechanisms, public funding sources, managed care functions, and the wide array of reimbursement options. This course includes a required, function-specific research project.
HC530 – Health Care Supply, Logistics, and Procurement
Instructor: G. Saleh
This course examines the breadth of the health care value chain, including all critical players and elements. Strategic procurement and the management of health care supply chains are a critical function in the daily delivery of quality health care. Efficient practices require communication and negotiating skills, as well as the organizational skills necessary to manage input/supplier matrices.
HR564 – Training and Development
Instructor: R. Wheaton
A major function of human resource departments is to ensure that employees are properly trained to perform their assigned tasks. This course introduces students to the training and development process. Additionally, performance review and evaluation is discussed as part of the overall career development plan.
MG535 – Complex & Advanced Projects
Instructor: F. Appunn
This course intends to build on a thorough project management foundation to include detailed insight into large projects, projects with diversified stakeholders, multi-location, and international projects. Topics including portfolio theory and information economics are designed to enhance previous learning and extend to project portfolio management and project management office functions
MK553 – Global Perspectives in Marketing
Instructor: D. Cragen
Through the use of videotapes, case studies, and discussion, students examine the political, economic, educational, and sociocultural factors that serve as catalysts for the development of global markets. Additional topics covered include market- entry strategies, international marketing research, advertising and promotion in foreign markets, and distribution channels.
HR568 – Managerial and Organizational Ethics
Instructor: D. Leland
This course examines the ethical issues individuals face in organizational and managerial settings. Questions of economic policy and business practices intertwine with ethical, moral, legal, social, and psychological issues. Emphasis is placed on dealing with ethical dilemmas.
MG553: Innovation, Change & Agile Projects
Instructor: F. Appunn
|This course provides an overview of concepts and strategies used to select optimal options for change. Management and leadership skills are employed to build broad support for change, diffuse innovation, and achieve successful execution through solid project management practices. Topics include organizational culture, innovation processes, technology forecasting, organizational development, use of technology, service-oriented architecture, joint process change, reengineering, diffusion of innovations theory, social epidemic theory, learning organizations, and change implementation strategies.|