MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
S2B 2008 BL
Cotham, Jeffrey D.
Master of Public Administration, John Jay College, City University of New York, NY - 1994Bachelor of Science in Management, Park University, El Paso, TX - 1991Associate of Applied Science in General Management, El Paso Commnity College, El Paso, TX 1985
El Paso, TX
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March 22, 2008 to May 10, 2008
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My role: It will be my role to guide your reading, to provide you with an occasion to think and explore the concept of leadership.
Your role: Be curious; be inquisitive; take your education seriously; open yourself up to new information and ideas; think about what it is that you are hearing and reading.
Our lives are filled with continuous contact with people who are in positions of leadership. We are continually experiencing the consequences of the acts of leadership; some of these may be rewarding and constructive; some may be frustrating, controlling, destructive, and dysfunctional. Regardless of the end of the continuum that they represent, they provide us with an opportunity to learn, observe, experience, think about, analyze, and learn from all of these leadership transactions
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 401. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Each time you submit work, I will respond (In the comment section) to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional Depth and Application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: D1/A2. Note: A number (1, 2, or 3) by the letter indicates the degree to which additional focus is needed. For example, D1, indicates a small amount of additional depth is needed, a D2 indicates a moderate amount is needed, while a D3 indicates a substantial amount is needed. In terms of relating the above to point deductions, the following can be used as a guideline (Actual point deductions may vary somewhat)
Case Point Deductions
IIMPORTANT!! Your grade for each case study will be determined by the "B-D-A."
90% to 100% of total points = A
80% to 89% of total points = B
70% to 79% of total points = C
60% to 69% of total points = D
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Who is the Leader as a Person?
Chapter Three (Leaders and the Role of Personal Traits)
What Role does Gender Play in the Leadership Process?
Chapter Four (Leadership and the Role of Gender)
Case 2: Exploring Leadership Beliefs
How do People become Leaders?
Chapter Five (Leader Emergence)
How do Leaders Move Others?
Read: Introduction to Chapter Six (Leadership as an Influence Process)
Self-Assessment: Influence Tactics
Review for Mid-Term Exam
What do Leaders do? As a Behavior, What is Leadership?
Chapter Seven (Leadership and Leader Behaviors)
What Role does the Situation Play in the Leadership Process?
Chapter Eight (Leadership and Situational Differences)
What Role does the Cultural Context Play in the Leadership Process?
Chapter Nine (Leadership in the Cross-Cultural Context)
What is the Role of the Follower in the Leadership Process?
Chapter Ten (Followers and the Leadership Process)
Case 3: A Different Style of Leadership
How Important is Participation as a Leadership Style?
Chapter Eleven (Participative Leadership)
Are there “Substitutes” for Leadership?
Chapter Twelve (Leadership: Substitutes, Neutralizers, and Enhancers)
Case 4: Donny is my Leader
Leadership and Work Teams
Chapter Thirteen (Leadership and Work Teams)
Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
Read: Introduction to Chapter Fourteen (Charismatic and Transformational Leadership)
Dysfunctional Aspects of Leadership
Chapter Fifteen (Dysfunctional Aspects of Leadership)
Read: Miller (1977)
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. It will be dealt with very swiftly and very appropriately.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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. 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 .
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