PARK UNIVERSITY – FT. BLISS, TEXAS
SYLLABUS Course Number: MG 271
Course Title: Principles of Supervision
Instructor: Clifford J. Ferby M.A.
Term Dates: 2 JAN – 26 FEB 2006
Meeting Times: T/TH 5:00-7:30pm
Resident Center: FT. Bliss
2. Goals of the Course: Develop a comprehensive insight into the concepts of
principles of supervision and the role of the supervisor. Discussions of
managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation and
human skills are examined.
The student will explain the role, characteristics, and skills of a supervisor and the principles of planning, leading, controlling, staffing, and organizing at the supervisory level. The student will identify and discuss the human skills necessary for supervision, explain motivational techniques, and understand management/behavioral theories and prevailing effective supervisory practices. The student will be knowledgeable of the workplace situations that arise and be able to practice supervisory skills.
4. Course Arrangements: Lecture, discussion of text material, research
paper, and supervisory video reviews.
6. Required Textbook: Supervision, Concepts & Practices of Management,
9th Edition (ISBN 0-324-17881-6) Authors: Edward C. Leonard, Raymond L.
read current professional periodicals and newspapers and be aware of current
events pertaining to the principles of supervision.
Assignments: Week 1 Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2 Chapters 3 & 4 / Chapters 5 & 6
Week 3 Chapters 7 & 8 / Chapters 9 & 10 (Review)
Week 4 Mid-Term Exam / Chapters 11 & 12
Week 5 Chapters 13 & 14 / Chapters 15
Week 6 Video Review / Chapter 16
Week 7 Video Review, Research Paper Due / Chapter 17,
Week 8 Final Exam / Video Review
Examinations: There will be two examinations. Exam dates are:
January 24, 2006 MID-TERM EXAM Chapters 1-10
February 21, 2006 FINAL EXAM Chapters 11-17
a. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Attendance will be checked each class meeting. Absences for legitimate reasons (illness, duty, etc.) are excusable, however the student must report the absence to the Instructor and is responsible for any missed assignments. Four excused absences will result in a reduced grade. Four unexcused absences will result in a failing grade for the course. If the student dismisses him/herself from the class without notifying the instructor, the student will receive an unexcused absence for that class period.
class discussions. All assignments will be turned in on schedule.
to a positive learning environment will not be tolerated and could result
a. You are responsible for understanding how your work will be graded in this course. Exams are utilized to assess your retainment of new knowledge and ability to articulate that knowledge through written evaluations. The final course grade will be determined according to the following:
Research Paper…………… ……………………………………..20%
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
59 & Below = F
Students are highly encouraged to be present the night of exams.