Scripting functions are needed for the course to run
Office Hours: 8 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday
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
Noteworthy projects include:
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.
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.
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
Cum Laude, National Graduate School of Quality Management, Dec 1999
Suma Cum Laude, Troy State
University, Aug 1998
Centurion Level Order of St. Maurice,
National Infantry Association
Capella University Residential
Colloquia July 2005
Positive Impact, Attitude
Facilitator, Career Builder,
trust the Game of Collaboration
American Society for Quality
National Infantry Association
Park University Vision
Park University will be a renowned
international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for
learners within the global society.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
we will discuss the controlling function of management including fundamentals
of controlling and positive discipline.
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
Core Learning Outcomes
List and define the supervisory and managerial functions.
Explain the terms "span of control" and "chain of
Explain what is meant by "situational leadership".
Explain how communication patterns affect managerial style
Describe two basic theories of motivation and explain how the
use of the theories will affect the type of management style
and decision making.
Define the term "delegation."
Required Text: Supervision: Concepts and
Practices of Management 9th Edition, South-western
College Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Author: Raymond L. Hilgert and Edwin C. Leonard, Jr.
Requirements: 486 processor or greater, 56K dial-up modem or greater,
Windows based operation system with MS Word or compatible softward.
Students are responsible for
clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course
you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your
instructor for clarification.
Online Course 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
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
For these PROCTORED EXAMINATIONS
photo identification is required.
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
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
or call me at 706-327-9721 between the hours or 0800 -1900 Monday
Through Fri. (Note: I am on Eastern Time).
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!
(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.
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
(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 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.
6 = On-time posting, minimal
comments, i.e. "I agree" or "Interesting comments on the
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
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
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
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.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
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
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 –
(or 396 points or higher)
(or 352 to 395 points)
(or 308 to 351 points)
(or 264 to 307 points)
(263 or fewer points)
Assignments - Specific weekly assignments are posted at the
bottom of the syllabus.
Week 1- 7
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
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 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.
Academic dishonesty includes
committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic
records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to
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's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in
full in the 2004-2005 Park
University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.
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.
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,
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024.
Week 1: Supervisory Management Overview
Supervisory Management Overview (Con't)
Week 3: Planning
Performance Management and Supervisory Leadership
Week 6: Leading
Week 8: Course
Completion; Final Lessons Learned; Final Examination
For comments or more information, please
e-mail me at Steve D’D'Ostroph.