The purpose of this course is the study of social issues and their relationship to instruction and policy formation, including globalization, technological advancements, funding changes, cultural diversity, and ethical decision-making. The course will examine how superintendents can better understand the sociocultural context influencing and shaping district and campus policies and cultures. A practicum or practical application, a Professional Improvement Project (PIP) will be built into the course. We will work together to explore the multicontextual issues impacting today's superintendent and key educational leaders and the ethical challenges that abound in the profession. Organization and time management is critical to the success of any administrator, but especially for the superintendent. As you begin this course, read the entire syllabus and all of the modules. Review all materials and begin to plan the semester.