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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Ferby, Clifford J.
PARK UNIVERSITY – FT. BLISS, TEXAS
SYLLABUS Course Number: MG 271
Course Title: Principles of Supervision
Instructor: Clifford J. Ferby M.A.
Term Dates: 23 MAY – 17 JUL 2005
Meeting Times: T/TH 1700-1930
Resident Center: FT. Bliss
1. Course Description: A study of leadership and supervisory skills for potential supervisors, newly appointed supervisors or experienced supervisors. Topics include: methods of training employees, communicating, problem solving, discipline, employee rating, improving personal leadership, interpreting organizational policies, and obtaining the maximum results through the efforts of others.
2. Goals of the Course: Develop a comprehensive insight into the concepts of
principles of supervision and the role of the supervisor. Discussions of
managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation and
human skills are examined.
3. Learning Objectives:
The student will explain the role, characteristics, and skills of a supervisor and the principles of planning, leading, controlling, staffing, and organizing at the supervisory level. The student will identify and discuss the human skills necessary for supervision, explain motivational techniques, and understand management/behavioral theories and prevailing effective supervisory practices. The student will be knowledgeable of the workplace situations that arise and be able to practice supervisory skills.
4. Course Arrangements: Lecture, discussion of text material, research
paper, and supervisory video reviews.
5. Course Requirements: Students must complete reading assignments and be prepared to discuss material in class. Exams will be administered in weeks 4 and 8. Each student will complete a research paper on designated subject area.
6. Required Textbook: Supervision, Concepts & Practices of Management,
9th Edition (ISBN 0-324-17881-6) Authors: Edward C. Leonard, Raymond L.
7. Supplemental Resources: None required, however, students are encouraged to
read current professional periodicals and newspapers and be aware of current
events pertaining to the principles of supervision.
8. Class meeting and examination schedule:
Assignments: Week 1 Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2 Chapters 3 & 4 / Chapters 5 & 6
Week 3 Chapters 7 & 8 / Chapters 9 & 10 (Review)
Week 4 Mid-Term Exam / Chapters 11 & 12
Week 5 Chapters 13 & 14 / Chapters 15
Week 6 Video Reviews / Chapter 16
Week 7 Video Reviews, Research Paper Due / Chapter 17,
Week 8 Final Exam / Video Reviews
Examinations: There will be two examinations. Exam dates are:
June 14, 2005 MID-TERM EXAM Chapters 1-10
July 12, 2005 FINAL EXAM Chapters 11-17
9. Class Policies:
a. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Attendance will be checked each class meeting. Absences for legitimate reasons (illness, duty, etc.) are excusable, however the student must report the absence to the Instructor and is responsible for any missed assignments. Three excused absences may result in a reduced grade. Two unexcused absences may result in a failing grade for the course.
b. Students are expected to be prepared for all classes and participate in
class discussions. All assignments should be turned in on schedule.
c. Academic honesty is expected at all times. Classroom conduct prejudicial
to a positive learning environment will not be tolerated and could result
10. Grading Policy:
a. You are responsible for understanding how your work will be graded in this course. Exams are utilized to assess your retainment of new knowledge and ability to articulate that knowledge through written evaluations. The final course grade will be determined according to the following:
Research Paper…………… ……………………………………..20%
b. Course letter grade will be assigned as follows:
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
59 & Below = F
c. Make up exams (alternate version) will be assigned by the Instructor for any student that miss the initial Mid-Term or Final Exam.
Students are highly encouraged to be present the night of exams.
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