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
This course can be applied towards:
Contact advisor for number of credits in which to enroll.
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.