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CJ 310 Leadership and Team Building
Plumb, Greg


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

CJ 310 Leadership and Team Building

Semester

SP 2006 HO

Faculty

Plumb, Greg

Title

Professor of Criminal Justice

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. History & Economics - University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. - University of Missouri - Columbia

Office Location

Mabee (the Underground) Room 226

Office Hours

Tues & Thurs 10:00-11:30; Wed 8-11; Mon & Fri by appt

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6506

E-Mail

greg.plumb@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/gregplumb

Semester Dates

January 9 to May 7, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:20 - 8:35 AM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
No textbook is required.


Course Description:
A course that examines the principles of leadership and team building, with an application of the principles of real life situations.  Exercises to use in the reconstruction or criminal activity.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Professor Plumb's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive.  Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned and apply this information in the examination of case studies, based on Professor Plumb's experience in the criminal justice system as prosecutor and defense attorney.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the basic principles of leadership and team building.
  2. Apply principals of leadership and team building to case studies and/or current issues.
  3. Evaluate American and foreign leaders, using the knowledge gained in the course.
  4. Demonstrate improved written and oral communication skills.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course.  Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes and/or examination, essay and/or paper writing.  There will also be opportunities to work in groups, and to be assessed based on individual and group performance.  See “Grading” below for greater specificity.  Scoring rubrics will be available for each activity.

Grading:
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity.  In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions:
• Was the work completed?
• Was the work completed correctly?
• Was the work completed on time?
All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period they are due.
Course grades are determined on the following allocation of points:
Participation 300
Presentations 200
Papers 300
Problems 200
TOTAL 1,000
Point accumulation for grades:
900-1000 points A
800-899 points B
700-799 points C
600-699 points D
0-599 points F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted.  No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting in the last week of classes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt.  Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade.  Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.  Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.  Participation includes attending one of the three University History Lectures in February.  See “Course Topics/Dates/Assignments” below for dates.  If you are unable to attend one of the lectures, contact me immediately!
2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences.  You are either present or absent.  To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed.  The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  Daily quizzes may be given at the beginning of class.  Tardy arrival at class will result in missing the quiz.  Quizzes may not be made up.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.  Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations.  There will be no examinations in this course.
5. Presentations.  Each student will have the opportunity to make presentations to the class, both individually and as part of a group.  I do not expect all of you to be excellent speakers, but each of you will have the opportunity to practice and improve your speaking before a group.
6. Papers.  Several short papers will be required in this course.  Further information can be found on the eCompanion website for this course.  All papers must be submitted using the eCompanion website for this course, following the directions there.
7. Problems.  There will be several problems presented to the class, providing an opportunity to apply the leadership and team building information you have learned to real-life situations.  Responses to the problems will be in class and will be a variation of either or both verbal and written forms.
8. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
The Instructor reserves the right to amend this Schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
Week 1 (January 10 & 12):  Introductions
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o download and study course syllabus from the eCompanion website
o introduction of instructor & fellow students
o introduction to course & requirements
o in-class essay to set the “base line” for assessment of learning in this course
• Thursday's class meeting:
o be prepared for a quiz on the course syllabus
o listening to learn
o note-taking
Week 2 (January 17 & 19):  An Introduction to Leadership
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 1



Week 3 (January 24 & 26):  Basic Leadership Skills
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 2



Week 4 (January 31 & February 2):  Leadership Styles
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Presentation 1
o Problem 3

Week 5 (February 7 & 9):  Situational Leadership
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
o Problem 4
• Wednesday, February 8 – Penningroth lecture 7:00 p.m. in McCoy Meetin' House
• Thursday's class meeting:
o The class will not meet today, to compensate for the requirement of attending one of the Lecture Series lectures – February 8, 13, or 22.


Week 6 (February 14 & 16):  A Personal Vision
• Monday, February 13 – Davis lecture 7:00 p.m. in McCoy Meetin' House
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 5


Week 7 (February 21 & 23):  A Group Vision
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Wednesday, February 22 – Finkelman lecture 7:00 p.m. in McCoy Meetin' House
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Presentation 2


Week 8 (February 28 & March 2):  Implementing a Vision
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Paper 1 due by the beginning of this class


NO CLASS Tuesday & Thursday, March 7 & 9 – Spring Recess


Week 9 (March 14 & 16):  An Introduction to Team Building
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 6

Week 10 (March 21 & 23):  Stages in Team Building
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 7


Week 11 (March 28 & 30):  Techniques in Team Building
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Presentation 3

Week 12 (April 4 & 6):  Evaluating Team Performance
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 8

Week 13 (April 11 & 13):  Evaluating Individual Performance Within a Team
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 9

Week 14 (April 18 & 20):  The “360 Degree Assessment”
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o have studied materials on the eCompanion website for this week
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Problem 10

Week 15 (April 25 & 27):  Final Summary
• Tuesday's class meeting:
o Presentation 4
• Thursday's class meeting:
o Paper 2 due by the beginning of this class
o remember that this is the last date to submit missing assignments for credit!

FINAL EXAMINATION There will be no final examination in this course.

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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.

  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.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
PROFESSOR PLUMB'S ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Due to past abuses, no excused absences will be granted.  Students may make up part of the participation points lost by absence.  See “Classroom Rules of Conduct” above.

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 .

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Last Updated:3/14/2006 10:11:28 PM