Certificate in Innovation and Design - Curriculum 209

Program Manager

Peter Denning, Ph.D.

CS, Glasgow Hall East, Room 325

(831) 656-3603, DSN 756-3603

pjd@nps.edu

 

Academic Associate

Alan Shaffer, Ph.D.

Code CS/As, Glasgow East, Room 218

(831) 656-3319, DSN 756-3319

alan.shaffer@nps.edu

Brief Overview

This certificate supports students who are working to bring an innovation into adoption.  The three courses teach how to design for a military environment, how processes of adoption work in organizations and communities, and how to learn the leadership skills to mobilize a community to adopt the innovation.  The certificate includes a capstone project that applies the learning from the three courses to design a significant innovation and bring it into adoption in a military community.  This certificate is delivered online with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous elements.  It includes coaching for the capstone project.  An optional in-person workshop will be offered for students who want to engage the courses practices with hands-on exercises.   Program prerequisites: none.  Entry: 2.5 GPA and supervisor endorsement.

Courses composing the certificate:

DA4104 -- Military Organizations and Technological Change (4-0)

MN3811 -- Innovation Adoption and Implementation (3-0)

CS4925 --  Innovation Leadership

Capstone -- in student's home department

Innovation and Design

Quarter 1

First of four courses in the certificate.

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MN3811Innovation Adoption & Implementation

3

0

Quarter 2

Second of four courses in the certificate.

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS4925Innovation Leadership

3

0

Quarter 3

Third of four courses in the certificate.

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
DA4104Militaries and Technological Change

4

0

Quarter 4

Capstone due in fourth quarter.  Capstone should be started by student in home department in Quarter 1 and be carried out in parallel with the courses. 

The particular capstone course use will be in the student’s home department.  For the three departments involved in this certificate, they are:

CS0809 (0-4) – CS department

GB4090 (0-6) – GSDM

DA4500 (0-4) – DA department