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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Park, Gary R.


SYLLABUS
COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MG 271
COURSE TITLE: Principles of Supervision
TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer, 2005
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Gary R. Park
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Instructor
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Ed. Center, Cherry Point
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: 30 minutes prior to each class
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (252) 447-7397
PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS: Gary.Park@pirate.park.edu
DATES OF THE TERM: May 30 – July 20, 2005
CLASS SESSION DAYS: Monday and Wednesday evenings
CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:45-7:15 p.m. (1645-1915)
PREREQUISITE(S): None
CREDIT HOURS 3

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.

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to the “real world” situations. Analysis and situational leadership will be stressed.

2. Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.

3. Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.

4. Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.

COURSE TEXTBOOK: Edwin C. Leonard & Raymond L. Hilgert, Supervision: Concepts & Practices of Management 9th Edition. Mason, OH: South-Western, 2003. ISBN 0-324-17881-6.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled for Park.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in the grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as Temporary Additional Duty (TAD), illness, or family emergencies are excusable, but the student must notify the instructor PRIOR to his or her absence, and complete all assignments.

COURSE ASSESSMENT: Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives identified above through class discussion, quizzes, and examinations will be the basis for each student’s final grade.

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 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: www.park.edu/disability.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student’s ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Week/Day/Date Topic Reading Requirements

1 Mon 5/30 Course and Text Overview,
Discuss Chapter 1 Chapter 1

Wed 6/1 Discuss Chapter 2 Chapter 2

2 Mon 6/6 Discuss Chapter 3 Chapter 3
Wed 6/8 Discuss Chapter 4 Chapter 4

3 Mon 6/13 Discuss Chapter 5 Chapter 5

Wed 6/15 Discuss Chapters 6 & 7 Chapters 6 & 7

4 Mon 6/20 Discuss Chapter 8; Mid-Term
Review, Chapters Chapter 8
Covered in class
Wed 6/22 Mid-Term Examination

5 Mon 6/27 Discuss Chapter 9 Chapter 9

Wed 6/29 Discuss Chapters 10 & 11 Chapters 10/11

6 Mon 7/4 Discuss Chapter 12/?????? Chapter 12

Wed 7/6 Discuss Chapters 13 & 14
Paper Due Chapters 13/14

7 Mon 7/11 Discuss Chapter 15 Chapter 15

Wed 7/13 Discuss Chapter 16 & 17 Chapters 16/17

8 Mon 7/18 Make up Chapters/Final Course Review

Wed 7/20 Final Examination


GRADING PLAN:

1. Final grade determination is based on the following components, weighted as Indicated:

Class Discussion Participation: 20%
Paper: 20%
Mid-Term Examination: 30%
Final Examination: 30%

2. Letter grades will be determined as indicated:

93-100: A
85-92: B
77-84: C
69-76: D
<69: F