|Required Sequence: CSPL280 & CSPL 281
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will focus on the nonprofit sector, with special emphasis on the role of nonprofit boards of directors. Course time will be spent on literature about the history and purpose of the nonprofit sector, comparison to the government and public sector, and the purpose/function of nonprofit boards of directors. As part of the course, students will work directly with a local nonprofit--students will participate as a non-voting member of the board of directors and complete a board-level project for the organization.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lester M. Salamon, AMERICA'S NONPROFIT SECTOR 3RD EDITION
David O Renz & Associates, THE JOSSEY-BASS HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE
Berit M Lake, BOARD FUNDAMENTALS: UNDERSTANDING ROLES IN NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE
Linda Lysakowski, BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Miriam Wood, NONPROFIT BOARDS AND LEADERSHIP
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will have regular reflections on the readings and their board experience; the major assignment will be the board level project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is year long (.5 credit per semester) and includes a community-based component where students are matched with a local organization. Students must commit to the entire year and complete an application, which can be found here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/jccp/boardresidency/index.html.
This course will meet regularly at the beginning of the semester and then class time meetings will lessen as the focus shifts to the specific project.
|Instructor(s): Lechowicz,Catherine Crimmins Times: ...W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|