This course is required for both the Organizational Learning Performance and Change (OLPC) M.Ed. and the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) M.S. degree.
OLPC Student Information:
Course Description: Directed inquiry in support of master's paper research requirement for student's degree.
Enroll in: Sections 801 or 802 for 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated by your advisor.
SAHE Student Information:
Course Description: Research Portfolio is designed to assist you in gaining an understanding of the portfolio model and required components. In addition, the courses address requirements of the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, CSU Graduate School, and School of Education.
Students enroll in Research Portfolio four times as part of the SAHE curriculum. Contact the instructor (Paul Giberson) in order to enroll in section 800 of this course.
• Students must receive instructor approval prior to registering for EDRM 698
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio I (credit 1) taken during first semester in program
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio II (credit 2) taken after completing 15 credits
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio III (credit 3) taken after completing 27 credits
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio IV (credit 4) taken after completing 36 credits
Section 800 is for students admitted to the SAHE program. Please contact School of Education Graduate Programs Coordinator, Kelli Clark, at Kelli.Clark@colostate.edu for more information about registration.
Sections 801 & 802 are for students admitted to the OLPC program. Please contact Coronda Ziegler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about registration.
Susan A. Lynham, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynham is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University and Chair of the Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (OLPC) Program Area in the School of Education.
She earned her M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of St. Catherine, Minnesota. Her M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Resource Development are from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated in 2000. Susan has over 20 years practical experience in human resource development (HRD), with a special passion for organization development (OD), and has consulted and presented nationally and internationally in these areas. She has also taught at a number of academic institutions during her career, including the University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, and Texas A&M University.
Susan focuses her teaching and research expertise in the areas of responsible leadership, scenario planning based leadership development, national human resource development, constructivist inquiry, and theory development in applied disciplines. She is an engaged member of the HRD scholarly community, both locally and abroad. As such she has served as an elected board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Human Resource Development journal Advances in Developing Human Resources, and serves on the editorial board of a number of core journals in the field.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Lynham enjoys regular visits to her home country—for purposes of both pleasure and work! The diversity of her background enables her to study and practice her field across a spectrum of national cultures, and contexts of complexity.
Thomas J. Chermack is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in the Organizational Performance and Change program.
Chermack worked as a consultant with Personnel Decisions International for eight years leading efforts in training, change management initiatives, organization development interventions and high performance work team initiations. During this time he also began his path into academics. Chermack's research focuses on the process and products of scenario planning (an alternative to traditional strategic planning). This unique approach to planning was born at Royal Dutch / Shell Oil and is largely credited with the ability to anticipate and navigate fundamental market changes and shifts.
He has authored over 50 research reports, and his research has appeared in scholarly publications such as Futures, Futures Research Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, The Academy of Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies among others.