Graduate & Professional Studies Courses

Summer I Courses

Summer I will run from May 9 – July 1, 2022

Criminology Courses

CR663 – Corrections in the 21st Century
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
L. Ochs

This course focuses on the agencies and processes of the corrections system. Students will learn about community and institutional corrections. They will also learn about organizational structure and management. Current issues in corrections will be considered, as will the effects of technology on correctional agencies, personnel, and offenders. Students will explore current research and methods within the fields of community-based and institutional corrections to determine their efficacy. Students will work on policy improvement initiative to inform the future of corrections stakeholders.

CR664 – Security in the 21st Century
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
M. Marsolais

This course examines the important issues and challenges in security today. Students will explore the history of private security and its interconnectedness with public law enforcement and private industry. Students will examine current security threats and challenges including financial, physical, or cyber-threats, in practical and theoretical terms. Based on their research and active involvement with professionals in the security industry, students will evaluate the efficacy of current and emerging practice to determine best practices for the future of security in its various forms.

Cybersecurity Courses

CY656 – Cyber Integrations and Assurance
Format: 
Online
Instructor:
 F. Appunn

Provides knowledge and capabilities to extend general risk postures of an organization to the cyber areas. It aligns enterprise views, policy formulation, together with legal compliance, acquisition considerations, and principles relating to integration with external parties. In addition, the course integrates technology and strategy within the cybersecurity arena with threat modeling, with all other areas of the firm, and extended information stakeholders beyond the firm’s boundaries.

IS544 – Information Systems Project Management
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
F. Appunn

The course addresses the need for technology managers and leaders? need to cope with complex systems that continue to evolve while under development and during deployment. Unlike traditional project management, technology projects require one to incorporate continuous change and accept scope creep. Sound processes are greater flexible, include a more focus on teams, efficiency, and better communication. Frequently, servant leadership approaches are advantageous.

Education Courses

ED571 – Organizational Behavior and Change in Schools
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
T. Brewer

This course is about understanding schools as organizations and how to change them to improve learning for all. It draws on literature about organization theory, organizational behavior, culture, change, leadership, and professional learning communities. It is designed to promote critical thinking about and planful action toward creating schools that are true learning organizations. The course begins with an overview of diverse models of organizations and moves to a focused examination of culture and its impact on organizational behavior. Frameworks for understanding organization change and resistance to change are then explored, followed by critical examination of leadership capabilities and skills necessary to lead successful school change efforts, including shared vision, inquiry-based use of data, and broad-based involvement and collaboration.

ED572 – School Law for Administrators
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
H. Couturier

This course provides a working knowledge of Maine and Federal school law as it applies to major issues that have affected and continue to impact public education. Discrimination, first amendment rights, due process, and academic freedom will be addressed. Through classroom activities, conversations, weekly assignments and research of relevant case law, students will explore the theoretical underpinnings of social reform and public policy. School law students will consider their rights and responsibilities as educators, the rights of students and families, as well as the scope and limitations relating to public policy relating to public schooling in the U.S.

ED565 – Children’s Literature
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
K. Rybakova

The purpose of Children’s Literature is to examine the literature, including the historical perspective, used for pre-kindergarten to the early adolescent (grades pre-K to 8). This course will emphasize current children’s literature and award-winning prose and poetry, using best practices in literacy along with instructional strategies and techniques that motivate students. In addition, participants will plan the literature curriculum, use literature within content areas, and analyze the current research in children’s literature.

Business Administration Courses

MG695 – Strategic Planning
Format: 
Online
Instructor:
D. Cragen

Complex business situations are analyzed in this course, with particular attention given to the development and analysis of strategic business plans. MBA core courses must be complete, and this must be one of the last three classes completed. Prerequisite: MBA core courses must be complete, and this must be one of the last three (3) classes completed

HC520 – Healthcare Informatics
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
J. Belanger

Reliable and valid information sources and accurate data bases inform health care decisions. This course offers a best-practices framework to the integration of information technology with health care administration. Topics include hardware and software applications, data extrapolation and manipulation, and other strategic approaches to information services.

HR563 – Labor Relations
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
R. Wheaton

Students are exposed to the principles and techniques of collective bargaining. Topics include references to national and state statutes and cases of precedential value, preparation for bargaining, scope of the bargaining process, use of impasse procedures, unfair labor practices, and the role of the grievance procedure under a collective bargaining agreement.

MG530 – Teams: Authority, Influence, Power
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
F. Appunn

This course builds leadership and management skills that facilitate the effective execution of objectives where stakeholders and resources come from multiple areas, locations, budgets, and organizational substructures. To facilitate the execution of projects and processes to achieve objectives, the topics include the use of persuasion, motivation, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, and influence to ensure the delivery of resources and processes. Students will demonstrate leadership and management of teams and groups across multiple locations, structures, and multiple levels of formal authority. The control, communication, and interaction of data, information, knowledge, and learning lead to an introduction of range of associated meta-topics.

MG559 – Leadership of People and Organizations
Format: Online
Instructor: D. Leland

The purpose of this course is to study leadership behavior and its effects on employee motivation and productivity.

Summer II Courses

Summer II will run from July 4 – August 26, 2022

Education Courses

ED642 – Financial and Budget Management of Schools
Format: 
Online
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 – Teaching Learners with Literacy Challenges – 6 Credits
Format: 
In-Person, off-site
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 K8 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. Prerequisite: ED610, ED611, ED612, ED615 or comparable coursework. This course will be the cost of 2.

ED573 – Supervision and Evaluation of Personnel
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
J. McGee

This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools and includes a review of Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and compliance investigation. Additionally, we explore how leaders can promote growth in teachers and improve student achievement through formative supervision and evaluation. We will examine the foundations of a teacher supervision and evaluation system which includes emphasis on adult learning theory, classroom supervision/coaching, supervision which promotes professional growth, principles/standards for effective teacher evaluation and performance-based approaches to teacher development/school improvement.

Business Administration Courses

HC530 – Healthcare Supply, Logistics, and Procurement
Format: 
Online
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, Development, and Evaluation
Format: 
Online
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 are discussed as part of the overall career development plan.

MG566 – Advanced Leadership
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
D. Cragen

The purpose of this course is to study leadership behavior and its effects on the organization and environment. Historic and contemporary theories and issues will be explored.

MG533 – Innovation, Change and Agile Projects
Format: 
Online
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.

MG535 – Complex and Advanced Projects
Format: 
Online
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. Project Management Major only, and this must be one of the last three (3) classes completed.

MG610 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
F. Appunn

This course is designed to strengthen the students’ skills in business leadership as related to the confluence of innovation, enterprise development and entrepreneurism. This course will provide a framework for understanding organizational issues underlying creative and entrepreneurial success. Students will critically analyze leadership characteristics of entrepreneurs and investigate means of adding value to organizations. Students will develop skills leading to effective communication and management for an evolving organization, including patent management, recognition of potential funding sources, target markets, and other challenges in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will explore entrepreneurial theory and business principles in order to maximize the chances of a successful new business start-up. MBA-Cyber Major only and 15 Credits or more.