PARK UNIVERSITY - CHARLESTON AFB, SC
Term: Fall IITerm Dates: October 17 - December 18, 2005
Meeting Times: M/W 1700 - 2000Classroom: TBDInstructor e-mail address: LuVara.McCorey@pirate.park.edu
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 skillsare 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. Hilgert.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 & 2Week 2 Chapters 3 & 4 / Chapters 5 & 6Week 3 Chapters 7 & 8 / Chapters 9 & 10 (Review)Week 4 Mid-Term Exam / Chapters 11 & 12Week 5 Chapters 13 & 14 / Chapter 15 Week 6 Chapter 16Week 7 Term Paper Due / Chapter 17, Final ReviewWeek 8 Final Exam Examinations: There will be two examinations. Exam dates are:November 15, 2005 MID-TERM EXAM Chapters 1-10December 15, 2005 FINAL EXAM Chapters 11-179. 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 = A80 - 89 = B70 - 79 = C60 - 69 = D59 & Below = Fc. 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.