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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Sullivan, Kevin D.


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.
CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems MN
SemesterF2Y2005
FacultySullivan, Kevin D.
Daytime Phone901-874-9267
Other Phone901-240-1186
E-Mailkevin.sullivan@park.edu
ksulliv1@midsouth.rr.com
kevin.sullivan2@navy.mil
Semester DatesOctober  24, 2005 - December 14, 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:10 - 9:45 PM
PerquisitesCS140
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Laudon, Kenneth, Laudon, Jane (2004), Management Information Systems (9th Edition), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River New Jersey, ISBN:  0-13-153849-7
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Access to the World Wide Web is extremely important for this course.


Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive learning.  Text, videos, lecture, readings, writings, Internet, web sites, quizzes, examinations, and classroom dialogues and debates will be employed.  The instructor will engage each student and solicit ideas and feedback.  Students will compare and contrast contemporary information technology management concepts and strategies.  It is important to note that proactive student participation significantly enhances the classroom experience.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify various types of information technology infrastructures, to include hardware and software platforms and services, data storage and management, and telecommunications services.
2. Understand the role and impact of information technology on government, business, and commerce.
3. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment.
4. Determine types of decision support systems.  
5. Recognize value of enterprise applications to organizational performance.
6. Understand how information systems support business strategies.
7. Demonstrate thorough understanding of real-world information technology systems.

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be determined via examinations, quizzes and projects.

Grading:
Mid Term Examination 25%
Final Examination    25%
Individual assignments  20%
Group Project  20%
Class attendance and participation  10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones must be turned off or in vibrate mode. If you receive a call, leave the class room and go to the school lobby. Do not stand in the hallway as that disrupts other classes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Schedule will be provided via separate correspondence.  Please read chapters 1 & 2 prior to week one.

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

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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