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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Worsham, Jerry R.


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 365 Organizational Behavior

Semester

F2D 2008 DA

Faculty

Worsham, Jerry R.

Title

Adjunt Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA - University of Northern Colorado
BS - University of Northern Colorado

Office Location

Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(520) 794-7126

Other Phone

(520) 572-2314

E-Mail

Jerry.Worsham@park.edu

worsham.05@comcast.net

Semester Dates

October 20, 2008 - December 14, 2008

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Textbook for MG 365 is:

Management of Organizational Behavior: Leading Human Relations, 9/E
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Paul H Hersey
Kenneth H Blanchard
Dewey E Johnson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2008
Format: Cloth; 368 pp

ISBN-10:
0131441396
 
ISBN-13:
9780131441392

 
  

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Wall Street Journal:
The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably.  The WSJ provides exceptionally low priced, special discounted rates for students (currently 15 weeks for $29.95) that include hard copy subscriptions with the online Wall Street Journal are available to you.

Click Here to subscribe online! http://wsjstudent.com/  Following this link and selecting Joseph Kubec, or the instructor of your section if they are listed on the dropdown menu, as your instructor will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.

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.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
MG365(PS374) Organizational Behavior: Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior, organizational effectiveness, and organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG352

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Illustrate what a manager can do to diagnose and improve motivation. (Application)
  2. Differentiate between leadership and management and tell when each is appropriate in an organization. (Analysis)
  3. Assess the impact of Situational Leadership methods on organizational performance (Evaluation)
  4. Analyze the types of informal and formal communication in organizations (Analysis)
  5. Examine how effective teams are part of a competitive strategy (Analysis)
  6. Evaluate the skills necessary in conducting change processes within an organization (Evaluation)


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the impact of management and motivational theories that make up the foundations of modern organizational behavior. (Analysis)
Core Assessment:

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 365. 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.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Homework Assignments
  • Mid Term Examination
  • Comprehensive Final Examination
  • Groupwork Assignments 
  • Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
    • Weekly class activities
    • Discussion Threads
    • Other course related activities.

Grading:
 

Item / Assignment Points
Homework Assignments (22%) 220
Midterm Exam (20%)

200

Discussions (16%) 160
Comprehensive Examination (30%) 300
GroupWork (12%) 120
Total Points Possible 1000

Letter Grades

Points Grade
1000 - 900 A
900 - 800 B
800 - 700 C
700 - 600 D
Less than 600 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not receive full grade credit. Work not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the term will be scored.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated.  

Also remember that 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 drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

DATE                      TOPIC                                  ASSIGNMENT
21 Oct                      Introduction                           Chapter 1
23 Oct                      Motivation & Behavior          Chapters 2 &3
28 Oct                      Leadership                            Chapter 4
30 Oct                      Situational Leadership           Chapter 5 
4 Nov                       Determining Effectiveness      Chapter 6/Individual Presentations
6 Nov                       Situational Leadership           Chapter 7/Individual Presentations
11 Nov                     Situational Leadership           Chapter 8/Individual Presentations
13 Nov                     Training and Development     Chapter 9/Individual Presentations
18 Nov                     Mid-Term Exam (Chap 1-9) Chapter 10
20 Nov                     Building Relationships            Chapter 11
25 Nov                     Effective Communication       Chapter 12
27 Nov                     Leading Teams                      Chapter 13/ Threader Discussions
2 Dec                       Implementing Leadership        Chapters 14 & 15
4 Dec                       Synthesizing Theory                Chapter 16/Team Presentations
9 Dec                       Synthesizing Theory                Chapter 16/Team Presentations
11 Dec                     Final Exam                              Comprehensive
                  

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.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Essay questions requiring synthesis, analysis, evaluation and application with a maximum value of 40 points  per question. Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                               
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Nearly all organizational behavior processes are perfectly identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 35 points or more per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes are identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 25 to 35 points per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes and not correctly identified nor are they related to outcomes.  Average of 15 to 25 points per essay question. Few organizational behavior processes are recognized and none are related to outcomes.  Average of less than 15 points per essay question. 
Essay question responses demonstrate content and technical skill in  communicating.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Nearly all definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described are incorrect or do not relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Few definitions and behavioral models are correctly described and none  relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. 
Outcomes that examine recognition and use of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions, and concepts using multiple choice questions with a maximum score of 100 points.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                        
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student demonstrates complete understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 90 points or more. Student demonstrates   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score 70 to 89 points. Student demonstrates little   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 50 to 69 points. Student does not demonstrate an understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions or concepts.  Score is less than 49 points. 

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