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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. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: We will use outside resources such as authentic office and
administrative forms and actual case studies. Each student
will be expected to obtain an understanding of the overall theory and applications of supervision and administration of personnel.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to the “real world” situations. Analysis and situational leadership leadership will be stressed.
Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.
Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.
Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.
Understanding of the human relations aspect of supervision, to include group work behavior, management of conflict and individual motivation.
Understanding of the basic elements of the supervisory process to include developing plans and carrying out policy, organizing, staffing and exercising control over other people.
Understanding the responsibility and the role of the supervisor in job analysis, evaluation, compensation, appraisals, training and development, employee safety and health, along with labor relations.
Understanding the problems related to supervision of special people to include problem employees, office staff, clerical and professional workers.
Understanding supervision's responsibility in the aspect of managing work load, job design, enrichment, job assignments and schedules.
Understanding all of the aspects of career planning and self-development of the supervisor.
Course Assessment: Class participation is important as there will be many class discussions
Home work assignments will be weekly to aid in class discussion and role playing
There will be one mid-term exam and one final exam
Grading: Each exam will be 20 questions, each worth 5 points to equal 100.
Class participation will be 25% of grade A =90-100%
Home work will be 25% of the grade B =80-89%
Midterm exam will be 25% of the grade C =70-79%
Final exam will be 25% of the grade. D =60-69%
F =Below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of any home work or test will be accepted
with a valid reason for the lateness. It will lose points on its total grade however.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Call Phones MUST be turned off during class time.
Textbook chapters assigned will be expected to have been read to facilitate class room discussion.
Home work will be expected weekly. If Home work is not complete,points will be lost on home work, along with point reduction on class participation, as without the homework being complete, class participation will be reduced.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: FRIDAY, Aug. 19 Chapter 1, Supervisors Job
Chapter 2, Challenges for the 21st
FRIDAY, Aug 26 Chapter 3, Establishing Goals
Chapter 4, Organizing an Effective
Chapter 5, Acquiring the Right People
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 Chapter 6, Designing & Implementing
Chapter 7, Problem Solving
Chapter 8, Motivating Your Employees
FRIDAY, Sept. 9 Chapter 9, Providing Effective Leadership
Chapter 10, Communicating Effectively
FRIDAY, Sept. 16 Chapter 11, Supervision Groups & Teams
Chapter 12, Appraising Staff Performance
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 Chapter 13, Ensuring Safe & Healthy Work
Chapter 14, Conflict,Politics,&
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 Chapter 15, Dealing with Change & Stress
Chapter 16, Supervisor's Role in Labor
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 FINAL EXAM - Course Closure
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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