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LG 312 Trans & Distribution Systems
Hunn, Heather M.


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 312 Transportation & Distribution Systems

Semester

F2T 2008 DL

Faculty

Hunn, Heather M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH
BA Biology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Office Location

Scott AFB IL

Office Hours

By appointment

Other Phone

618-977-5608

E-Mail

heather.hunn@park.edu

Semester Dates

10/20/08 - 12/14/08

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Transportation (6th ed), Coyle, Bardi, Novack.  ISBN-13:  978-0-324-20214-4, ISBN-10:  0-324-20214-8. 

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Course Description:
LG312 Transportation and Distribution Systems: Principles and practices of transportation and its role in the distribution process. The physical transportation system of the United States and its performance; carrier responsibilities and services; economic and legal bases of rates, freight classification and tariffs; public policy regarding regulation; transportation issues and problems. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Interactive lectures, discussions, readings, visual presentations, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, weekly homework assignments, internet discovery, and writings will be used to facilitate independent student learning.  The facilitator will engage each learner to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare the relationship between transportation issues and distribution goals of manufacturers, suppliers and shippers. The assessment should include a discussion of time, place and quantity utilities.
  2. Explain the correlation between transportation and logistics; include supply chain management in the discussion. The student should exhibit an understanding of inbound and outbound transportation and its transition to the basic theory of supply chain management.
  3. Describe the effects of transportation regulation and public policy on transportation. As a minimum the student should exhibit an understanding of the effects of regulation on the economy, and highway safety.
  4. Define the major operating and service characteristics of the following transportation modes: a. Motor. b. Railroad. c. Air. d. Water and pipelines.
  5. Analyze the impact of intermodal and special carriers on transportation. The student should include a discussion of the operating characteristics and flexibility offered.
  6. Analyze the impact of technology in the transportation field. The student should include a discussion of the use and effects of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), bar coding, Radio Frequency Identification, and internet use.


Core Assessment:
LG 312 CORE ASSESSMENT: All Park University courses must include a core assessment the measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment must measureat least 75% of the Core Learning Outcomes (CLO's). The assessment cannot be due until at least the 6th week of the term and must count for at least 20% of the final grade. The following assessment instrument can be given separately or as part of a final test. In either case, the test and results must be kept for further review. The assessment should be evaluated using the attached rubrics.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Learning will be assessed through weekly discussions between the students and facilitated by the instructor as well as by weekly assignments.  Homework, case studies, and peer reviews will be used to guage understanding of material.  A midterm exam will be given during the fifth week and a proctored final exam will be given during the last week of the course and will assess at least 60% of the course objectives. 

Grading:

 
 
Weekly Homework Questions:  1 pt each, 66 points total
 
Case Study Questions:  4 points each, 96 points total
 
Case Study Peer Reviews:  2 points each, 32 points total
 
Internet Work:  4 points each, 56 points total
 
Midterm Exam:  100 points, 20% of grade
 
Final Exam:  150 points, 30% of grade
 
A = 90% - 100%, B = 80% - 89.9%, C = 70% - 79.9%, D = 60% - 69.9%, F = Below 60%

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:
Weekly submissions are due by 11:59 Sunday night (Mountain Time) of each week.  Late Submissions will be dealt with on a case by case basis, but will usually not be accepted for credit. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be prepared for class discussions by reading the weekly assignments.  All students are required to log into the course at least once per week.  Students will be courteous and respectful to all class members at all times.  All discussions are public and will be conducted civilly using proper English and grammer. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:  Chapters 1-2; Homework Questions, Case Studies, Internet Work
Week 2:  Chapters 3-4; Homework Questions, Case Studies, Internet Work
Week 3:  Chapters 5-6; Homework Questions, Case Study, Internet Work
Week 4:  Chapters 7-8; Homework Questions, Case Study      
Week 5:  Chapter 9; Homework Questions, Midterm Exam
Week 6:  Chapters 10-11; Homework Questions, Case Study
Week 7:  Chapters 12-13; Homework Questions, Case Study
Week 8:  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 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

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)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Is able to understand the manufacturers
goals of time and place utility while
transitioning to supply chain management.
Inbound and outbound transportation discussions
are included. Intermodal and special carriers are
also discussed.
 
Is able to understand the manufacturers
goals of time and place utility.
Inbound and outbound transportation discussions
are included.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Able to discuss the concept of supply chain
management in depth. Is able to assess the current
state of federal regulation on motor and air
transportation.
 
Able to discuss the concept of supply chain
management, understands key issues but not
much depth. Able to assess either the motor or air
federal regulation but not both.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Able to evaluate the benefits of supply chain
as compared to inbound and outbound logistics
in the perspective of manufacturers, suppliers, etc
 
Understands the benefits of supply chain management
as apposed to in and outbound logistics but has no
understanding in relation to manufacturers and shippers.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4, 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Able to define and delineate the differences in the
operating characteristics of motor, air, water and
railroad transportation. Able to define GPS, RFID
and internet use in the transportation field.
 
Able to define and delineate the differences in the
operating characteristics of motor, air, water and
railroad transportation. Unable to define GPS, RFID
and internet use in the transportation field.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Is able to discuss the  concepts of Supply Chain
Management and distribution goals of manufacturers
suppliers and shippers.
 
Is able to discuss the  concepts of Supply Chain
Management. Unable to discuss distribution goals of
manufacturers, suppliers and shippers.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 4, 5,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Apply understanding of inbound and outbound logistics,
intermodal transportation, characteristics of the different
modes of transportation to the theory of supply chain
management
 
Apply understanding of inbound and outbound logistics,
intermodal transportation, characteristics of the different
modes of transportation, Unable to connect to the  
theory of supply chain management completely.
 
Cannot apply basic understanding
 
No basic understanding
 
Whole                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No errors in writing
 
1-3 errors in writing
 
4-6 errors in writing
 
7 or more errors in writing
 

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