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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Lewis, Leslie H.


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MG 440 Complex Organizations II
Lewis, Leslie H.


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

MG 440 Complex Organizations BE II

Semester

F1A2005 II

Faculty

Lewis, Leslie H.

Title

Associate Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Enrolled in the PhD Program-in HR Development-University of Texas at Austin
MBA-Management Systems-University of North Texas
BBA--Economics/Finance & Management-Baylor University

BS-Social Psychology- Park University

AAS-Electronics and Marketing-Austin Community College

Office Location

Austin Campus, PM 108

Office Hours

1-5 PM Monday & Wednesday & by appointment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M

Daytime Phone

512.385.7275

Other Phone

512.836.5421 Leave message

E-Mail

leslie.lewis@park.edu

 

theaustinprof.yahoo.com

Semester Dates

August 22 - October 16, 20005

Class Days

 

Class Time

 

Perquisites

MG352 & MG365

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach. 6th ed. 20003. Prentice-Hall.

ISBN 0-13-033064-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Attendance for Individual Instruction courses:

The student will meet face to face with the instructor for one hour per week for the eight week term.

Additional Resources:
Harvard Business Review; Human Resources Research Quarterly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week;, HR and psychological journals;  current newspapers, Web articles, professional publications, etc


Course Description:
A sociological approach to the study of organizations.  Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variables, and other related topics.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I will serve as your facilitator and will work with you to take responsibility for your learning processes and work. You will learn how to perform research for your case studies and discussion topics using the World Wide Web and your text.  I develop my classes with the assumption that We are all Life Time Learners and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself.  In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost be in class for all meetings.  The student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to class.  Taking notes on the reading would also be to the student's benefit.  The student must be prepared to answer questions and solve problems as well as cases in class.  The student must also satisfactorily complete all examinations and homework in the class.  All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text.  The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it.  Our objective is that we can take this learning and find situations that we can apply the new knowledge.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate an understanding, skill, and knowledge  as follows:
1. Explain issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.
2. Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.
3. Write a term/project paper on a complex organizational topic.
4. Identify the impact of behavioral sciences and understand theoretical perspectives of complex organizations.
5. Explain organization theory as a foundation for studying management.
6. Explain classical and modern management  theories.
7. Articulate those issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment.
8. Explain the strategic design of organizations.
9. Define organizational culture, its formation, and aspects of change.
10. Discuss organizational decision-making, different decision making processes, and the impact of technology of those procedures.

 

Course Assessment:
Grading Policy
1. There will be two exams given during the semester and will be made up of essay questions.  If a student misses the first exam, they will have 1 class period after returning to class to take a makeup exam.  The second (final) exam however, an “F” will be given unless the office approves the excuse for missing the exam.  The student will need to provide a doctor's excuse, a note from work, or other documentation.  If permission is granted, the student MUST get an appointment during week 8 from the office to get a time to take this proctored final exam.  An appointment is also necessary to take the final exam early during week 8.

Reports and presentation will incur a reduction of 10 points per day for reports and 10 points per class session for presentations.

2. CASE project/presentation: Students are required to turn in a case analysis report from one of the cases in Part V: Integrative Cases starting on page 353 in the text.  The instructor will assign a case to each student during the third class period.  A report publication guideline used by this instructor is MLA, which is Park's standard. The case will have several parts including an overview of the case, the possible problem, and the answers to the case’s discussion questions as put forth in the text.  The discussion section will have three parts.  Part one is the restatement of the discussion question, part two is the student’s answer the discussion question, part three is the analysis of how the answer was derived. . An oral presentation to the class, not to exceed 15 minutes, of the case's high points and solution is also required for each student.  You need a minimum of two references from printed material other than your text and two references from the Internet.

Grading:
EVALUATION POLICY:
The following procedure is used to determine the course grade:

Essay Exam-Mid-Term                           36% of grade
Essay Exam-Final                                   36% of grade
Case Solution Paper (1)                         15% of grade

Case Solution Presentation                      5% of grade

Classroom Participation and Attendance 8% of grade
                                                              100%

The grading scale for this class is:
100-90 = A
89+-80 = B
79+-70 = C
69+-60 = D
Below 60 = F

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class

Date

Assignment

1

8-22-05

Intro. & Chapter 1

2

8-24

Chapter 2 & in class end of chapter case

3

8-29

Chapter 3 & in class end of chapter case

4

8-31

Chapter 4 & in class end of chapter case

NA

9-5

Holiday

5

9-7

Chapter 5 & in class end of chapter case

6

9-9 MAKEUP

Chapter 6 & in class end of chapter case

7

9-12

MIDTERM Chapters1-6 (30%)

8

9-14

Chapter 7 & in class end of chapter case

9

9-19

Chapter 8 & in class end of chapter case

10

9-21

Chapter 9 & in class end of chapter case

11

9-26

Chapter 10 & in class end of chapter case

12

9-28

Chapter 11 & in class end of chapter case

13

10-3

Chapter 12 & in class end of chapter case

14

10-5

Chapter 13 &  in class end of chapter case

Case Study DUE (15%)

15

10-10

Final Exam Chapters 11-20 (30%)

16

10-12

Case Project Presentations (5%)

 

 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no acceptation of late materials, unless deployed, or previous arrangements have been made with the professor.   If given then:
If students miss the first exam, they will have one class period to take a makeup exam after returning to class.  .  Any make-up exam must be completed prior to the class's next meeting.  The second (final) exam however, an “F” will be given unless the office approves the excuse for missing the exam.  The student will need to provide a doctor's excuse, a note from work, or other documentation.  If permission is granted, the student MUST get an appointment during week 8 from the office to get a time to take this proctored final exam.  An appointment is also necessary to take the final exam early during week 8.  Failure to take a make-up exam will result in a zero for that particular examination.  

Reports and presentation will incur a reduction of 10 points per day for reports and 10 points per class session for presentations.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. The degree of concentration, material covered and specific methodology to be utilized in each area will be determined by the amount of classroom time available. Methods used to achieve these learning objectives will include lecture, reports, self-study, and most importantly, class discussion and student participation.  All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text.  The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it.


B. Academic Honesty: Refer to the Park College catalog for policies on attendance and academic honesty.  


C. Each student is required to read all assigned material before class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and activities.  


D. 1.  No interruption while learners are discussing and/or asking questions.
    2.  Class starts at the published time and attendance will be taken.  No Exceptions!
    3.  Homework is due on the date given, not after.
    4.  You must be present for all presentations, mid-term, and final exam!

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. http://www.park.edu/catalog
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog- Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
  7. Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 

Copyright:
This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.

 

 

 

 

LET’S HAVE A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE AGAIN THIS TERM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS CHAPTER PRESENTATION

EVALUATION FORM

 

 

STUDENT NAME (S):______________________   _________________________

 

CHAPTER (S): _______   _______

 

PREPAREDNESS: (25%)

            On Time: ______

            Examples: _____

            Outline Prepared: ____

                         Quality      ____

                         Content     ____

 

CONTENT: (25%)

            Covered Key Points         ____

            Covered Whole Chapter ____

 

PRESENTATION STYLE: (25%)

            Clear and Concise     _____

            Spoke Clearly            _____

            Fluency                       _____

            Chapter Knowledge  _____

            Methods/Technology  _____

            Appearance                 _____

 

AUDIENCE COMMUNICATION: (20%)

            Participation               _____

            Engaged                      _____

            Interaction                  _____

 

APPEARANCE: (5%)

            Posture                       _____

            Mannerisms               _____

Additional Comments: