MG271 Principles of Supervision

for F2UU 2005

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Term:  Fall II
Term Dates: October 17 - December
18, 2005

Meeting Times: M/W 1700 - 2000
Classroom:  TBD
Instructor e-mail address:

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 organization 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. Discuss 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, discussion of
selected case studies and research for term paper.

5. Course Requirements: Students must complete reading assignments and be prepared to discuss selected case studies. Exams will be administered in weeks 4 and 8. Each student will be assigned a case study for review (assignments will be determined the first week of class).

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 / Chapter 15
Week 6 Chapter 16
Week 7 Term Paper Due / Chapter 17, Final Review
Week 8 Final Exam

Examinations: There will be two examinations. Exam dates are:

November 15, 2005
MID-TERM EXAM Chapters 1-10
December 15, 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. If the student has to miss due to TDY or deployment the student must provide a copy of the orders before the missed days to be excused.  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
in disenrollment.

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:

Mid-Term Exam.....................30%
Final Exam...................... 30%
Term Paper..... ................20%
Class Participation/Assignments.............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.
Students are highly encouraged to be present the night of exams.  Failure to take the final examination will result in a grade of F in spite of any other work completed in the course.