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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
D'Ostroph, Steven M.


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Steven DOstroph
Steven.DOstroph@pirate.park.edu
Office Hours: 8 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday
Phone: 706-327-9721

Email: smdostroph@bellsouth.net

Areas of Expertise

For 20 years, Mr. D’Ostroph has driven corporate level changes and growth in both leadership and training. Steve held leadership positions in the Defense, Academic and start-up industries. As a leader, he developed and implemented business strategies, processes and plans in a variety of corporate level functions. This background allowed Steve to build his own consulting firm working with executive teams in small and medium-sized companies with a specialty in High Performance solutions and employee development. His consulting and coaching work with executives allowed him to keenly understand the relationship between individual, group, and system synergies, hence the passion with leadership development. His Military and Quality background brings a perspective in helping teams improve their ability to work together to reach results.  Fusion Consulting represents a wonderful opportunity to put to practice all of the talents Steve brings to help leaders lead more effectively in an ever-changing world.

Experience and strengths lie in the following areas:

  • Leadership development, from individual coaching to High performance Leader programs
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Change agent initiatives
  • Executive team alignment
  • Organizational Development / Employee empowerment

Professional Accomplishments

Noteworthy projects include:

  • Developing new business strategy processes and facilitating change in leadership behaviors and results
  • Coaching VP, Operations, defense industry, in leadership style
  • Creating executive development architecture: assessment to program architecture
  • Coaching executives and their teams to reach critical business results
  • Developing new organizational infrastructure to meet fast paced business goals in the start-up industry
  • Integrating product development processes from diverse cultures

Coaching Style

Steve enjoys working with a variety of leaders and Leadership styles. Leaders who are open to learning about themselves and their style are important in his working relationship. Having experienced many leadership positions, Steve’s coaching style is consultative and strategic…with an operational bent. One can expect honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor in his approach. Working concurrently at the individual, group and system levels, Steve actively assists executives in developing new skills for leading in the future.

Background and Education

Steve has lived primarily in the South for the last 20 years.  After a success career in the U.S. Army, he has settled down in the Columbus Ga. Area.   With a Masters degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management and in pursuit of a PhD in Organization and Management-General Business from Capella University, Steve has employed life long learning and taken a number of certification courses in presentation and communication skills and leadership development. He is a certified ground and online instructor, and Course Developer for multiple Universities.  Steve holds additional certifications in Critical thinking, Diversity, and EEOC.  

HONORS

12 U.S. Army Achievement Medals; 5 U.S. Army Accommodation Medals; 4 U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medals; U.S. Army Ranger Tab; U.S. Army Parachutist Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge

Cum Laude, National Graduate School of Quality Management, Dec 1999 

Suma Cum Laude, Troy State University, Aug 1998

Recipient, Centurion Level Order of St. Maurice, National Infantry Association 

TEACHING INTERESTS

  •        Management
  •        Operations Management
  •        Leadership
  •      Organizational Behavior

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Conferences:

Capella University seminar, Scottsdale, Sept 2001

Capella University Residential Colloquia July 2005

Classes/Workshops

Facilitator, Positive Impact, Attitude

Facilitator, Career Builder, trust the Game of Collaboration

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society for Quality

National Infantry Association

Non-Commissioned Officer Association

 


Park Vision/Mission Statement

Park University Vision

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Park University Mission

The mission of Park University, a 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.

 


Course Description

Course Description

A Study of leadership skills  for persons in supervisory positions.  Topics include: methods of training employees, employee rating, improving personal  leadership, interpreting organization policies, and obtaining the maximum results through the efforts of others.

 


Overview and Course Goals

Instructional Goal:

Welcome to Principles of Supervision (MG-271), on line!  My instructional goals for this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the principles of supervision with major emphasis on applying those principles in case studies analysis and "real world" situations. I will consider myself successful if the learner can demonstrate the transfer of conceptual knowledge to real world application.

Overview:

Each week we will focus on different supervisory situations, issues, or challenges encountered in the workplace through our online discussions; these are reinforced and expanded in readings in our text, Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management, Raymond L. Hilgert and Edwin C. Leonard, Jr., 9th Edition, South-western College Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

Research Paper- Each student will be required to submit an eight page fully documented research paper.  Your work will be in the APA style of writing.  If you need assistance in writing in this style you may reference this website APA Style Your paper will have as a minimum of 7 sources (4 books, 2 scholastic articles (published), and one magazine or newspaper article.  Ensure that you proofread your work for grammar and punctuation before submitting.  You may choose any topic you find interesting within the confines of supervision.  You may scan the text, or you may conduct your own search using the Internet for ideas.  You must submit your topic no later than Wednesday of week one via email for approval.  I prefer your work be in Microsoft Word, or a compatible program.

During Week 1, we will  look at  supervisory management overview.  This will include the supervisory challenge; the managerial functions and communications as the vital link in supervisory management.

During Week 2, we will continue our discussion of the supervisory management overview. We will pay particular attention to motivational principles as applied to supervision and to leadership and delegation supervisory strategies for getting work done.

During Week 3, we will begin our look at the management function.  We will start with the most critical management function: planning.  This will include decision making and the supervisor; the essentials of planning; supervisory planning, and time management.

During Week 4, we will look at the management function of organizing.  In this area, we will study the principles of organizing; supervisory organization at the department level; meetings, committees, and leading meetings; and the labor union and the supervisor.

During Week 5, the class discusses staffing.  We will talk about the supervisor and employee recruitment, selection, orientation, and training; and performance appraisal and managing the outcomes of performance appraisal.

During Week 6, we discuss the leading function of management including supervisory leadership and the introduction of change; building effective work teams and maintaining morale; supervisory diversity; and resolving conflicts in the workplace.

During Week 7, we will discuss the controlling function of management including fundamentals of controlling and positive discipline.

During Week 8, we will include research for our current and anticipated supervisory positions. A strong emphasis will be placed on quality and diversity in the work place. You will take the final examination and complete a thread entitled "Lessons Learned".

NOTE: Although not anticipated, changes to the assignments may be refined at any time and a conference thread or e-mail announcement will be made.  Changes will be posted in GREEN.

 

 


Core Learning Outcomes

Core Learning Outcomes       

1.         List and define the supervisory and managerial functions.

2.         Explain the terms "span of control" and "chain of command".

3.         Explain what is meant by "situational leadership".

4.         Explain how communication patterns affect managerial style

             and success.

5.         Describe two basic theories of motivation and explain how the

             use of the theories will affect the type of management style

            and decision making.

6.         Define the term "delegation." 

 


Required Texts/Materials

Required Text: Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management 9th Edition, South-western College Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001

Author: Raymond L. Hilgert and Edwin C. Leonard, Jr.
ISBN:

 

Software Requirements:  486 processor or greater, 56K dial-up modem or greater, Windows based operation system with MS Word or compatible softward.

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Course Policies

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Course-Specific Policies:

Examination.  In accordance with Park University online and tele-course requirements, a significant examination will be taken, IN PERSON, normally during the eighth (8th) week of instruction at one of the PARK University Campuses around the country or at an alternative location approved by the University where Park University Campuses are not available. Approval of the proctor is at the discretion of the instructor.

CRITICAL!!! MUST READ!!!


Proctor Information: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor who will be accepted and approved by the instructor.  Candidates for proctor must be presented to the Instructor for approval no later than the beginning of the third week of class.  The University has changed the classifications of who is eligible to serve as a proctor.  Please review this information before selecting a proctor.  Additionally, each student must confirm with me either through PIRATE MAIL or the posted thread that I have received and accepted your proctor form.

Park University site administrators or faculty are preferred, but K - 12 school officials or senior personnel at the place of employment are usually acceptable.  Approved proctors shall include pastors, chaplains, US Embassy officials, and military education officers, and university or college administrator or faculty member.  Excluded from approval, as proctors shall be family members, neighbors, friends, and immediate supervisors.

For these PROCTORED EXAMINATIONS photo identification is required.


Ground Rules for On-line Participation

  1. Students MUST use PIRATE MAIL for private messages, including personal notes to the instructor.  You may post general information and questions for all of the class, and instructor to see in the threaded discussion in my office.  The Class discussion threads are for posting weekly assignments.

As with all computer programs, Pirate mail does go offline.  Therefore, If you do not get a response from me within two days to an e-mail then re send it to my home e-mail address: smdostroph@bellsouth.net or call me at 706-327-9721  between the hours or 0800 -1900 Monday Through Fri.  (Note: I am on Eastern Time).

  1. Students are expected to complete at least 6 hours per week in discussion threads, or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving e-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
  2. Students are expected to participate in discussions.  Failure to be significantly involved will reduce your points earned and subsequently your grade.

TWO SUCCESSIVE WEEKS WITHOUT ANY CONTACT FROM YOU will result in you being dropped from this course with a grade of "F" (Park University Policy).  If you are having difficulties e-mail me in advance...We will work something out!

  1. Conventions of Online Etiquette: which includes courtesy to all users, must be observed at all times. It must be remembered that Principles of Supervision has some controversial topics and as a result will elicit responses from students that may differ considerably from your own. Remember that each student (and the instructor) is entitled to his or her viewpoint.
  2. Students may request advice with course-related problems through Ecollege Help Desk at helpdesk@parkonline.org .  If you have difficulties with your pirate mail, OPEN, or any other non-course related material, you may seek assistance through the Park University help desk at helpdesk@park.edu .  You may also find this link and Phone numbers in my virtual office.  However, it is the student's responsibility to maintain participation without regard to circumstances or conditions.  If you have technical trouble call me immediately for instruction on participation.
  3. All students will be required to participate in the following weekly online experiences:

(A) Homework Assignment: Taken from the week's readings in the text or chapter lecture, a case study from the end of the chapter, and dropped into the homework dropbox basket.  Case studies are tools used to test your comprehension of the core learning outcomes of each chapter.  Every other week, you will provide an analysis of specific case studies.

(B) Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learner.  These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicite further discussion.  The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor. 

(C) Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement.  These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic.  Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new.  The posting must be documents with proper citations.

(D) Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned.  Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested.  This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place.  Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.

(E) WWW/URL Research Assignments: Every other week you will provide this forum with an Internet research assignment.  Each student will perform an inquiry about the key topics from the weeks reading and locate a relevant web site that supports the core learning objectives for that particular week.  You will be asked to provide a link to that site (the link must work) and a comprehensive summary of that site.

(F)  Self-Check:  You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week.  These self-checks may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery.  The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz.

(G)  Quizes:  You will take weekly chapter quizes.  These quizes will count toward your final formative assessement.  Each quiz is worth 10pts.  You will have one hour to complete the quiz.  Ensure that you save your answers often.

(H)  During this course, you will take part in the construction of a fully documented eight page research paper.  This paper will be developed in stages.  The first stage is the topic/thesis identification process.  This process is worth 5 points toward the final paper's score.  The second stage is the rough draft.  The rough draft will be turned in by the end of week 5.  This stage of the process is worth 25 points.  The final stage is the submission of the final work.  The final work is due by Wednesday of week eight.  This stage is worth 35 points. 


(I) Periodically, I will have a thread for Hot Topics.  I desire open-ended discussion in this area with you responding outside the norms of Principles of Supervision.  This thread will allow for deeper understanding and appreciation of fellow classmates' viewpoints.

 


Grading Policy

GRADING CRITERIA FOR WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS:
Postings in each category (Homework Assignment, Discussion Question, Peer Reviews, Lessons Learned, WWW/URL Assignments, and Special Threads) are worth from 0 to 10 points each per week.

The following is a point-by-point breakdown on what you have to do to earn the points. The criteria are the same for all categories of assignments.

0 = Do nothing, no posting made for the assignment.  Please note: two weeks without any contact from you may result in your being assigned a letter grade of "F" and being dropped from the course.

1 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree."

2 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with." Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes.  Or, Kris, I agree with what you said."

3 = Late posting, one or two sentences directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.

4 = Late posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints.

5 = Late posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph.  Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quoted directly from the text.  Grammar and spell check conducted.

 

<>ON-Time Postings:

6 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree" or "Interesting comments on the topic."

7 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with.”  Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes”.

8 = On-time posting, one short paragraph (2 or 3 sentences) directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.

9 = On-time posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints.  Grammar and spell check conducted.

10 = On-time posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph.  Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quotes directly from the text.  Cited references and Website links included in the posting.  Grammar and spell check conducted.

11 = WOW!!! This grade is very rare during a term, but I have been known to give it. Postings that earn 11 points are awe inspiring, very well thought out, and often become my examples of "this is how a posting should be done."

Submission of Late Work:  A late posting is any posting not made by Sunday at midnight.  I will accept late work for one week after the due date.  For example, all weekly postings MUST be made by midnight (Eastern Time) each Sunday. If a posting is made BEFORE midnight the following Sunday it will be considered "Late”, otherwise acceptable.  I will make exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis if I am notified of difficulties (i.e., work requirements, personal hardships, etc.) before hand.  I do not accept any work after the one week late period.

REPLIES TO CLASSMATE POSTINGS:  Very important information.  Success in this class comes from discussions; therefore, I put great stock into the replies that you make to your fellow classmates.  Each student is required to make a minimum of two replies each week.  These replies must be in the Discussion Statements, and/or Lessons Learned threads.  Grammar and spelling errors will reduce your weekly points earned.

Because students will rarely go back to previous weeks and look for replies, Peer Reviews MUST be made by the end of each week (Sunday evening) to be counted.  If you have not made them by then they will not count and you will loose the points for the week.  This will draw an "A" to a "C" very rapidly.

As you should be able to tell from the above I take great stock in on-time postings (any posting made Sunday of that week is considered "on-time.”  I also believe grammar and spelling are important.  However, what I look for in your postings are well thought-out SCHOLARLY comments that share your viewpoints on the subject with your classmates.  Additionally, I like to see alternative points of view and thought provoking questions that challenge the premise of the posting.  Be sure to support your ideas with citations from research.

The weekly assignments are worth 80% of the total grade; the final exam is worth 20%--for 100%.  It is very important to note that missed weekly postings can drag your grade down very fast.  If you foresee a difficulty in making your postings on time, please let me know so we can make arrangements.  Every student that has received a C, D, or F from me in past classes is because the student failed to make postings.  For every missed posting, the student lost 10 points.

Proctored Final Exam

  •          A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. 
  •         Other Information on proctored exams:

o        It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor by the 6th week of the term.  Students must ensure that the proctor is accepted and approved by the course instructor. 

o        Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. 

o        A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. 

o        Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.


Course Grading Scale

 

Grading Scale

A =

 90- 100% (or 396 points or higher)

B =

 80-89% (or 352 to 395 points)

C = 

 70-79% (or 308 to 351 points)

D =

 60-69% (or 264 to 307 points)

F =

 < 60% (263 or fewer points)

          Assignments - Specific weekly assignments are posted at the bottom of the syllabus.

 

 

Assignment

Points/% of Grade

Due Date

Class Participation-

     Lessons Learned

     Discussion Questions

     Peer Review

 

 

39%

 

 

Weeks 1-7

Homework Assignments

9%

Week 1- 7

Internet Research Assignments

6%

 

Weekly Quizzes

18%

Weeks 1-7

Research Paper

14%

Weeks 1-7

Proctored Final Exam

23%

Week 8

Total

100%

 





                               


Discussion Statements - 10 points per week, 70 points total.                                

Homework Case - 10 points each case; 40 points total.                                

WWW/URL Assignment - 5 points each; 20 points total.                                

Lessons Learned - 5 points per week;   40 points total.                               

Participation in weekly discussions - 5 points each week; 40 points total.

Weekly Quizzes – 10 pts each week; 70 pts total.

Research paper – 60 points

Final Exam - 100 points

                                Total = 440 points

 

 


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 the Park University academic honesty policies, which can be found on page 101 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 13 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.

Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

  • Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
  • Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
  • Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
  • Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
    • Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
    • Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
    • Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge.  Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University.  Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

 


Attendance

Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.

An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

For more details, see page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.

 


Student Resources

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.

Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Distance Learning - Graduate," or "Distance Learning Internet," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in. 

Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance.  If you need contact information for your Campus Center, click here.

Online Tutoring Services - Park University has arranged for Online students to receive five hours of free access to Online tutoring and academic support through Smarthinking. If you would like Online tutoring, please contact me to receive their recommendation and information on how to access the Online tutoring.

Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.

Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275).  To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.

Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024.

 


Course Assignment schedule

Week 1: Supervisory Management Overview

  • Readings:
    • Read Chapters 1 through 3.
  • Class Activities: Introduction to online computer conference learning. Introduction and discussion of syllabus/assignment schedule. Course overview.
  • Internet Research Assignment: post a message in the conference in which you include a World Wide Web (WWW) Uniform Resource Locator (URL)address to a site that is relevant to the week's reading and give a short analysis of that site. Your sites will be made available to the class.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapters discussion threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Research paper: Submit no later than Wednesday of week one you tentative research topic via email to the instructor for approval. The topic may be any subject area from the text that encompasses the lessons outlined in this syllabus.

Week 2: Supervisory Management Overview (Con't)

  • Readings:
    • Read Chapters 4 and 5.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least nee statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. This week we will look at: Determinants of human behavior, motivational theories, contemporary thoughts on leadership and leadership theories, and power and delegation.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Homework: Case study #1: Submit work in designated basket in the dropbox. Remember to briefly summarize the case and to answer each question.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Research paper: submit your thesis statement for approval to the discussion thread no later than Friday of week two. Once approved, you continue with your review of the research for your paper.

 

 

 

 


Week 3: Planning

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 6 and 7.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. This week we look at decision making, strategic planning, and planning periods, MBO, forecasting use of resources, and time management.
  • Internet Research Assignment: post a message in the conference in which you include a World Wide Web (WWW) Uniform Resource Locator (URL)address to a site that is relevant to the week's reading and give a short analysis of that site. Your sites will be made available to the class.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.

Week 4: Organizing

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 8 through 11.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements . Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. We will discuss unity of command and authority relationships; span of control; line and staff relationships; the role of functional authority; matrix organizations; employee empowerment; delegation, decentralization and re centralization; informal organizations; types of meetings; committees; and labor unions.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Homework: Case study #2: Submit work in designated basket in the dropbox. Remember to briefly summarize the case and to answer each question thoroughly.

Week 5: Performance Management and Supervisory Leadership

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 12 and 13.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. In Week 5 we will look at recruiting, orienting and training, and performance appraisals. Complete the final examination proctor form and return it directly to your instructor. Obtain the form at: www.park.edu/dist/proctor1/htm
  • Internet Research Assignment: post a message in the conference in which you include a World Wide Web (WWW) Uniform Resource Locator (URL)address to a site that is relevant to the week's reading and give a short analysis of that site. Your sites will be made available to the class.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Research Paper: Submit rough draft no later than midnight of Sunday week ending for week 5.

Week 6: Leading

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 14 & 15.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. We will look at directives in both clarity and distribution; work groups and teams; morale; and diversity.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Homework: Case study #3: Submit work in designated basket in the dropbox. Remember to briefly summarize the case and to answer each question thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week 7: Controlling

  • Readings:
  • Read Chapters 16 and 17.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. This week we will be looking at monitoring performance; time factor control mechanisms; steps in the control process; cost controls, and finish up with discipline. Review material for final exam in Week 8.
  • Internet Research Assignment: post a message in the conference in which you include a World Wide Web (WWW) Uniform Resource Locator (URL)address to a site that is relevant to the week's reading and give a short analysis of that site. Your sites will be made available to the class.
  • Self-Check:  a summative assessment in the form of a self-checking quiz that may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery of the learning objectives of this chapter.
  • Weekly Quiz:  After completing the self-checking quiz, take your weekly quiz.  This quiz is linked to the learning objectives of this weeks readings.
  • Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
  • Homework: Case study #3: Submit work in designated basket in the dropbox. Remember to briefly summarize the case and to answer each question thoroughly.
  • Research Paper. Submit your final paper no later than Sunday 12 Midnight to the designated basket in the dropbox.

Week 8: Course Completion; Final Lessons Learned; Final Examination

  • Readings:
    • Students are encouraged to browse web sites and references to enhance your knowledge of supervision.
  • Class Activities: You will be taking your proctored final exam this week. Once you have scheduled the exam, post a message in my office that informs me of the date and time.
  • Cumulative Lessons Learned: Make a final Lessons Learned entry discussing what you feel are the most valuable lessons that you learned throughout the course. Replies to other students' postings are not required, but I encourage you to read them, as they may be very insightful.
  • Research Paper.  Submit your final paper no later than Wednesday, 12 Midnight to the designated basket in the dropbox.
  • Complete the final examination with your proctor. I must have the test in my hands by close of business on Friday of week eight. Unless you have circumstances that have been prearranged with me, I will not accept tests after that time.
  • Complete and submit the online Student Opinion Survey for the Course.



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