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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Samples, Verlin F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems DC
SemesterS2DD2005
FacultySamples, Verlin F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Office LocationPark University Resident Center
Office HoursTBA
Daytime PhonePlease contact via email
E-MailVerlin.Samples@pirate.park.edu
Semester Dates03/21/2004 through 05/15/2004
Class Days-M-----Monday  
Class Time5:00 - 10:30 PM
PerquisitesSuggested prerequisite: CS 140. 3:0:3
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Laudon.  Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 8th, Edition, 2004.  Prentice Hall  
ISBN 0-13-101498-6

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Supplemental Resources:
Computer Lab Resources; Located in the Park University Computer Lab, DSCC
Multimedia CD “Get Digital”


Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Apply the knowledge gained through study and application of the Managing Information System/Computer Science career track into working platform supporting information systems:
• Student will be able to analysis different  phases of a system.
• Identify obstacles when applying IT to the real world
• Define how information systems work
• Debate application of telecommunications in business
• Model effective information system planning
• Outline project management issues
• Compare and contrast information system security and control
• Catalog methods for minimizing information system risks

Course Assessment:
Students will work independently and as part of a group.   You are required to meet with your facilitator a minimum of once a week unless other arrangements have been made.  Methods of instruction will include lectures, small student group discussions, video, case study, student reports and computer laboratory assignments.

Grading:
Course Grading Scale –
A = 90 - 100%  (or 360 points or higher)
B = 80 - 89%    (or 320 to 359 points)
C =   70 - 79%    (or 280 to 319 points)
D = 60 - 69%    (or 240 to 279 points)
F = < 59%       (239 or fewer points)
Grading Criteria –
Assignments
- 5 Quizzes 20 points each (100)
- 7 Homework assignments 10 points each (70)
- Group Project 60 points (60)
- Participation 25 points (25)
-Midterm Exam 70 points (70)
- Final Exam   75 points   (75)
The maximum total points for this course are 400. (400)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The following course withdrawal policy is currently in effect with Park University.  A student must request a withdrawal in writing no later than 2/3's of the day through a term in order to receive a grade of “W.”  Failure to withdraw by this date will result in a grade of “F.”  Any student who is absent from classes for more than two consecutive weeks without an approved excuse will be withdrawn from the class by the University and assigned a grade of “F.”  The date of withdrawal in all cases will be the last recorded date of attendance.  Any refund will be calculated as of that date.  A student may request a Leave of Absence to avoid a Park University initiated withdrawal and cut off of financial aid.  See catalog addendum for details.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date Chapter Topic COMMENTS
Week 1

1 - 2 Managing The Digital Firm
Information Systems in the Enterprise Intro/Administrative
Course Overview
Week 2
3 - 4 Information Systems, Organizations, Management and Strategy
The Digital Firm: Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
Quiz 1
Week 3

5 - 6 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm
Managing Hardware and Software Assets Quiz 2
Week 4

7 – 8 Managing Data Resources
Telecommunications and Networks
Week 5
9 -10 The Internet and the New Information Technology Infrastructure
Managing Knowledge for the Digital Firm  
Midterm 1-8
Week 6

11 - 12 Enhancing Management Decision Making
Redesigning the organization with Information Systems Quiz 3
Week 7

13 – 14 Understanding the business Value of system and managing change
Information systems Security and control
Quiz 4
Week 8

15 Managing International Information Systems Final 9-15

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Submitting someone else's work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school. The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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