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LG 324 Contract Management & Law
Bales, Kathryn L.


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

LG 324 Contract Management & Law

Semester

S2T 2009 DL

Faculty

Bales, Kathryn L.

Title

Adjunct

Degrees/Certificates

Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM)/CFCM Certified Federal Contract Manager
MA Procurement and Acqusition Management
BA/MS Workforce Education

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

6-9 almost every evening, leave a message and I will return call within 24 hours

Daytime Phone

314-960-0452-Leave a message, I am a corporate trainer

E-Mail

lynn.bales@park.edu

lbalesinstructor@sbcglobal.net

Web Page

http://  I am on Facebook and Linkedin, join me (Lynnette Bales

Semester Dates

March 16-May 10, 2009

Class Days

VIrtual

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

MG260

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Business Law with UCC Applications Student Edition, 11th Edition
Gordon W. Brown, North Shore Community College
Hardcover, 993 pages
2006,  New York:McGraw-Hill
ISBN-13- 9780072960570
ISBN-10- 0-07-296057-4

Contract Law Fundamentals
Epstein, A., Central Michigan University
Format Cloth; 288 pp
2008, Prentice Hall
ISBN-10: 013114748X
ISBN-13: 9780131147485

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
I will be posting additional resources.  You will be expected to access the Federal Acquisition Regulation and other sites that will be posted. 

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
LG324 Contract Management and Law: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG260

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy  is based on lecturres and readings, quizzes and interactive discussions interspersed with all that is available to the student to enforce learning.  I believe in collaboration and a supercharged classroom. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 7.  Understand the Federal Acquistion Process and the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  2. 8.  Understand the concept of agency.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

Assessment

Week

Points

Total

Discussion Thread Postings

Bi-weekly

5

20

Internet Search

Weekly

5

40

Position papers

weeks 3 & 5

10

20

Exam 1

Week 2

50

50

Exam 2

Week 4

50

50

Exam 3

Week 6

50

50

Final (proctored final)

Week 8

75

100

Total points for class

330


 

In addition to reading text materials prior to discussion in meetings and adequate attendance, requirements for successfully completing the course are as follows:

EXAMINATIONS: Four (4) examinations will be given at appropriate course milestones as indicated in the course schedule.

EXAMS:

  • Exams 1-3 will cover specific sections of the text.
  • Exam 4 will be a comprehensive Final Exam.

Exams will be given every two weeks, and will be worth 50 points each. Exams will contain Multiple Choice, True/False and essay questions.

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.

 

   

Exams

Exams 1, 2, and 3 will be taken online, and will be timed. The Final exam must be proctored and will be placed in the Document Sharing folder for download. It will be in Microsoft Word format and will be accompanied by a grade sheet for your proctor. When completed, the proctor will email the sheet or the results to the instructor for entry into the course gradebook.

Exams will be given on a bi-weekly basis. Each exam will be available at the end of week according to the class schedule. The exam 12:01 a.m. CST on the Thursday of the week scheduled, and must be completed by 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday of the same week. Exams will consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer/essay questions. Essay questions should be answered in a few paragraphs, so please be brief - but thorough - with your responses.

Position Papers

Each student will write two (2) position papers related to one of their open forum topics, and will be due at the end of weeks 3 and 5.

The purpose of the paper is to allow the student to integrate the topic of choice with information from the text and lectures, into a written assessment that expresses their individual views. Any topic used in the open forum discussion from weeks 1-3 may be used for the first paper, and any topic from weeks 3-5 may be used for the second paper. A position paper is designed to express views on whether the topic is clear/unclear, fair/unfair. good/bad, etc.

The papers are expected to show critical thinking and be adequately supported with at least four (4) correctly cited references. Each paper should include a synopsis and evaluation of opposing views of the topic selected, which allows the student to strengthen their position through supporting articles.  Each paper will be written using APA format, 2 -4 double-spaced pages, cover sheet and reference page, and will be worth 10 points each (20 points total).

 Points possible

 Measurement of Discussion Thread

1-2

Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling 

1-3

Adequate number and appropriate use of references.  Proper citation of references.

1-5

Adequate support of position.  Statement of position is clearly conveyed.

 

 

Grading:

Grading:
 

Points

Grade

297 - 330

A

264 - 296

B

231 - 263

C

198 - 230

D

below 198

F

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.

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due on the dates notified in the course syllabus and in the weekly unit instructions. Late work will only be accepted with prior consent of the instructor. All late work is due by 11:59 pm. CST Wednesday of the next week.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Course Attendance requirements will require all students to log into the course at least once during each week. If you log into the course, you are assumed to be a student in the course.

If you want to withdraw, please do so right away. Other students may be able to enroll. If you do not attend for 2 consecutive weeks, you may be administratively withdrawn from the course! Furthermore, there are deadlines set by Park regarding the procedures for withdrawal and tuition and fees. Please contact Park registration right away if you plan to withdraw and please email your instructor.

Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
 
 

An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus. For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Chapters

Exams or
Discussion

Due Dates

1

1, 2, 5

2

6, 7

Exam 1
(Ch 1-2, 5-7)

Midnight CST
Friday Week 2

3

8, 9 ,10

Position Paper

4

11,12

Exam 2
(Ch 8 -12)

Midnight CST
Friday Week 4

5

32, 33

Position Paper

6

13, 14

Exam 3
(Ch 32-33, 13-14)

Midnight CST
Friday Week 6

7

15, 16

8

17, 18

Final
Comprehensive

Midnight CST
Friday  Week 8

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Any student will be required to show proof of absence for the week-TDY orders, obituaries, etc.  This is the only way I will accept late discussion answers.

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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Last Updated:3/8/2009 6:00:32 PM