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Spring 2022 Advanced Programs - Advanced Programs Face to Face or Virtual - Human Relations

[H R 5133] Change & Creativity-Workplace - 103

Jorge Mendoza

Course Description

Change, Challenge and Creativity in the Workplace

This course examines ways to enhance creativity and the creative problem-solving process within the context of a rapidly changing workplace. The major changes occurring in today’s workplace and the management of change at both the personal and organizational level will also be considered. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining the creative process, common barriers to creativity, and a variety of individual and group techniques that foster or facilitate the creative process.

Class Dates, Format, Location and Hours

DatesApril 18-24, 2022
FormatFace to Face
Location for on-site coursesHurlburt Field, Florida. Bldg. 90220, 221 Lukasik Ave.
HoursMonday - Friday 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Last day to enroll or drop without penaltyMarch 20, 2022

Site Director

NameJavier Ruiz
DSN and CIV phone850-581-3000

Professor Contact Information

Course ProfessorJorge Mendoza Ph.D.
Mailing AddressPsychology Department , University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
Telephone Number(405) 325-4568
Professor availabilityThe professor will be available via email to students before and after the class sessions. Face to Face office hours are half an hour before and after each class session, by appointment.

Textbook(s) and Instructional Materials

Student materials are available at the OU Bookstore Website at The website has book selling, renting, buying, returning, and order tracking capabilities. If you need help with an order, or if you have any questions contact the toll-free phone at 1-(855)-790-6637, agents are available from 9a – 5p (EST) Monday – Friday. Text prices are available online.

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
by Amy C. Edmondson
Published by Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
ISBN: 9780787970932
The Myths of Innovation
The Myths of Innovation
by Berkun, Scott
Published by O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781449389628
Experimentation Works : The Surprising Power of Business Experiments
Experimentation Works : The Surprising Power of Business Experiments
by Thomke, Stefan H.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633697102

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are to: 

• Become acquainted with the principal writers and theorists in the fields of change and creativity. 

• Compare and contrast the major theories and approaches. 

• Examine the relationship between creativity and change. 

• Consider the implications of creativity and change theory with respect to individuals, organizations, and society. 

• Explore the development and utilization of both concepts in relation to real life situations.

Assignments, Grading and Due Dates

Research Paper: 

Facilitating or developing creativity in a chosen setting (individual assignment): Describe various means or methods that can be used to encourage or facilitate the development of creativity in one of the following settings: 

a. with children at home (what can parents do to encourage their children to be creative, at all ages and stages of development?) 

b. at schools (what can school administrators and teachers do to encourage the development of creativity in their students, both within the school environment and within individual classrooms?) 

c. in businesses or organizations (what can managers do, both with the organizational environment and with individual employees, to encourage and support creativity in their businesses?) 

d. in one’s personal life (what can we do to encourage and maintain creativity in our personal lives?) 

This could be based on a research paper, book, or observational study. This is to be a 3-5-page paper (single spaced, not counting reference page), with a minimum of 4 references (only 2 of which can be from the internet). It is important to describe not only what can be done, but also to explain how or why the methods actually contribute to the development of creativity. The paper is due one week after the end of the course (May 1, 2022) but you are encouraged to work on it before the course begins; this is worth 40% of the final grade

Group creativity project in class 

Everyone will be assigned to a group, and each group will be responsible for presenting a brief report on an innovative company or organization of their liking that they believe is a good model of learning and innovation. 20% of the final grade 

Final test: 

The test will assess both comprehension and application of the textbook materials, as well as additional information presented throughout the course. 40% of the final grade


This is a letter-graded course: A, B, C, D, or F. 

Notice: Failure to meet assignment due dates could result in a grade of I (Incomplete) and may adversely impact Tuition Assistance and/or Financial Aid.


Attendance/Grade Policy

Attendance and participation in interaction, individual assignments, group exercises, simulations, role playing, etc. are valuable aspects of any course because much of the learning comes from discussions in class with other students. It is expected that you attend all classes and be on time except for excused emergencies.

Excused absences are given for professor mandated activities or legally required activities such as emergencies or military assignments. It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Unavoidable personal emergencies, including (but not limited to) serious illness; delays in getting to class because of accidents, etc.; deaths and funerals, and hazardous road conditions will be excused.

If you are obtaining financial assistance (TA, STAP, FA, VA, Scholarship, etc.) to pay all or part of your tuition cost, you must follow your funding agency/institution’s policy regarding “I” (Incomplete) grades unless the timeline is longer than what the University policy allows then you must adhere to the University policy. Students who receive Financial Aid must resolve/complete any “I” (Incomplete) grades by the end of the term or he/she may be placed on “financial aid probation.” If the “I” grade is not resolved/completed by the end of the following term, the student’s Financial Aid may be suspended make the student ineligible for further Financial Aid.

Students are responsible for meeting the guidelines of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Assistance. See the education counselor at your local education center for a complete description of your TA or VA requirements.

OU faculty will submit grades online through ONE not later than 30 days after the course end date. Course end dates are approximately one calendar month after the final seminar date on this syllabus and are provided on the official scheduling website for reference.

Academic Integrity and Student Conduct 

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Academic assignments exist to help students learn; grades exist to show how fully this goal is attained. Therefore all work and all grades should result from the student's own understanding and effort.

Academic misconduct is any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement. Misconduct occurs when the student either knows or reasonably should know that the act constitutes misconduct. Academic misconduct includes: cheating and using unauthorized materials on examinations and other assignments; improper collaboration, submitting the same assignment for different classes (self-plagiarism); fabrication, forgery, alteration of documents, lying, etc…in order to obtain an academic advantage; assisting others in academic misconduct; attempting to commit academic misconduct; destruction of property, hacking, etc…; intimidation and interference with integrity process; and plagiarism. All students should review the Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity at 

Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. All students should review policies regarding student conduct at 

Accommodation Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact your local OU Site Director.

Adjustment for Pregnancy/Childbirth-Related Issues

Should you need modifications or adjustments to your course requirements because of documented pregnancy-related or childbirth-related issues, please contact the professor as soon as possible to discuss. Generally, modifications will be made where medically necessary and similar in scope to accommodations based on temporary disability. Please see

Title IX Resources

For any concerns regarding gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, or intimate partner violence, the University offers a variety of resources, including advocates on-call 24/7, counseling services, mutual no-contact orders, scheduling adjustments, and disciplinary sanctions against the perpetrator. Please contact the Sexual Misconduct Office at or (405) 325-2215 (8-5), or the Sexual Assault Response Team at (405) 615 -0013 (24/7) to report an incident. To learn more about Title IX, please visit the Institutional Equity Office’s website at 

Course Policies

Extended Campus (also and formerly known as Advanced Programs) policy is to order books in paperback if available. Courses, dates, and professors are subject to change. Please check with your OU Site Director. Students should retain a copy of any assignments that are e/mailed to the professor for the course. Neither duplicating services nor office supplies are provided.

Any and all course materials, syllabus, lessons, lectures, etc. are the property of professor teaching the course and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma and are protected under applicable copyright.

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Statement on Respect

The classroom should provide a safe learning environment where students can express their views without fear of reprisal. That freedom of expression must be balanced by demonstrated respect for other’s viewpoints and appropriate and reasonable sensitivity, especially within the context of scholarly disagreement.  Disrespectful or uncivil dialogue (including, but not limited to, personal attacks, insults, or harassment) will not be tolerated.

Recording Devices/Phones/Computers

It is important for students to be fully present during class to fully benefit from lectures, discussions, and experiential assignments. Class sessions may not be tape-recorded. All telephones and pagers should be turned off or placed on silent mode. Computers may not be used during class. Students who require an exception to this policy should discuss exceptional circumstances with the professor.


Jorge L. Mendoza, Ph.D.


• 1970 BS in Psychology, University of Illinois 

• 1970-1974 MS and Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 

Current Positions 

• Advanced Programs Professor since 1996 

• Professor of Psychology and Director of the Industrial Psychology Program, University of Oklahoma 

Frequently Taught Extended Campus (Advanced Programs) Courses 

• HR 5113 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations 

• HR 5033 Leadership in Organizations 

• HR 5023 Research in Human Relations: Major Areas of Teaching and Research Interest 

Representative Publications and Presentations 

• Fife, D. A.,Mendoza, J.L., and Terry, R. (2012) The Assessment of Reliability Under Range Restriction: A Comparison of α, ω, and Test-retest Reliability for Dichotomous Data. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 72(5), 862-868. 

• Fife, D. A.,Mendoza, J.L., and Terry, R. (2013) Revisiting Case IV: A reassessment of bias and standard errors of Case IV Under Range Restriction. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. 66, 521-542. 

• Tidwell JW., Dougherty MR., Chrabaszcz JR, Thomas RP, Mendoza JL (2014); What counts as evidence for working memory training? Problems with correlated gains and dichotomization. Psychonomic Bulleting and Review, 21, 620-628. 

• Fife, D., Rodgers, J. L., Mendoza, J. L. (2014) Model conditioned data elasticity in path analysis: assessing the “confoundability” of model/data characteristics. Multivariate Behavioral 

• Stauffer, J.M. & Mendoza, J.L. (2001). The proper sequence for correcting correlation coefficients for range restriction and unreliability. Psychometrika, 66, No. 1, 1-6. 

• Mendoza, J.L. & Stafford, K.L. (2001). Confidence intervals, power calculations, and sample size estimation for the squared multiple correlation coefficient under the fixed and random regression models. Applied Psychological Measurement, 61, 650-667. 

• Mendoza, J.L., Stafford, K.L., & Stauffer, J.M. (2000). Large-sample confidence intervals for the validity and reliability coefficients. Psychological Methods, 5, No. 3, 356-369. 

• Carraher, S.M., Mendoza, J.L., Buckley, M.R., Schoenfeldt, L.F., & Carraher, C.E. (1998). Validation of an instrument to measure service-orientation. Journal of Quality Management, 2 (3), 211-224. 

• Schoenfeldt, L.F., & Mendoza, J.L. (1994). “Developing and using factorially derived biographical scales.” In G.S. Stokes, M.D. Mumford, & W.A. Owens. (Eds). The Biodata Handbook: Theory, Research, and Applications. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. 

• Mendoza, J.L. (1993). “Fisher transformations of correlations corrected for selection and missing data.” Psychometrika, 58, No. 4, 601-615. 

• McBride, A.A., Mendoza, J.L., & Carraher, C.M. (1993). “The development of a biodata instrument to measure service-orientation.” Proceedings of the Midwest Division of the Academy of Management. 36, 8-13. 

• Schoenfeldt, L.F., & Mendoza, J.L. (1990). “The role of computer in the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.” In Gutkin, T.B., & Wise, S. (Eds.). The computer as adjunct in the decision-making process. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Representative Honors and Awards Received 

• Chair, American Psychological Association, Division 5 Membership Committee (1994) 

• President (1991) - Educational Statistician. (Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association) 

• President - Southern Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1977-1978 

• NIMH Grant Proposal Reviewer (Committee on violence and sexual assault) 1981-1985 

• APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment 1985-1987 

• Proposal Reviewer NIH (Small Business Grants) 1987-1988 

• NIH Special Reviewer (Behavioral Medicine Study Section) 1992 

Major Areas of Teaching and Research 

• Psychological Measurements and Statistics (Validation, Structural Equations, Biodata, Selection Procedures) 

• Organizational Behavior (Motivation, Leadership, Service Orientation)