MG 271 Principles of Supervision
U1T 2008 DLA
PhD in Management and Decision SciencesMBAMSA
by pre-arranged appointment
2 June thru 27 July, 2008
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will write a case study during week 7 of an 8 week course and week 15 of a 16 week course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A. Weekly Readings
B. Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement. These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic. Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new. The posting must be documents with proper citations and be 350 – 400 words in length. Please review carefully the grading policy / expectations for a substantive posting in the Grading Policy Section of this syllabus. All DA (Discussion Assignments) must be completed by Friday midnight, weekly.
C. Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learners. These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicit further discussion. The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor. All PR (peer review) must be completed by Sunday midnight, weekly.
E. Self-Check: You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week. These self-check exercises may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery. The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz. F. Quizzes: You will take weekly chapter quizzes. These quizzes will count toward your final formative assessment. Each quiz is worth 10pts. You will have one hour to complete the quiz. Ensure that you save your answers often. All weekly quizzes must be completed by Sunday midnight.
G. Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned. Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested. This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place. Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.
A. Comprehensive Case Study: During Week Seven of this course, you will complete a comprehensive case study. After you read the case, you will be required to answer a series of questions that test your mastery of key concepts of Supervision. I will send you the Case study via email during week six.
B. Final Examination: During week Eight of this Course, you will take a 100 question (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, and true/false) examination. This is a closed book examination. This examination will cover chapters 1 – 20 (excluding chapter 17). Your study guide will be your weekly self checks & quizzes. Be sure to print them each week. You will not receive any additional study material.
Grading Scale –
90- 100% (or 396 points or higher)
80-89% (or 352 to 395 points)
70-79% (or 308 to 351 points)
60-69% (or 264 to 307 points)
< 60% (263 or fewer points
Comprehensive Core Assessment Final must be worth at least 30% of the final grade.
The final is CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTE and is not a take home exam.
Points/% of Grade
Final Exam Examination
Points/% of Grade
Final Exam Examination
Discussion Statements - 10 points per week, 70 points total.
Lessons Learned - 5 points per week; 40 points total.
Weekly Quizzes – 10 pts each week; 70 pts total.
Case Study – 110 points
Final Examination - 150 points
Total = 440 points
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.
Course Assignment / schedule
Week 1: Foundations of Supervision
Week 2: Contemporary Issues
Week 3: Planning and Organizing Skills
? Chapters 7 & 8.
· Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one Question from the chapters Review questions and reply to at least two of your peer's postings.
· Self Check: After you finish your homework and discussion questions, take the check -check quiz to ensure that you have comprehended the weekly objectives. You may take this self check quiz as many times as needed to comprehend the weekly objectives.
· Quiz: After completing your assignments, you will take a 10 question (T/F and Multiple Choice) Quiz. You will have one hour to complete this quiz.
· Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
Week 4: Planning and Organizing Skills Continued
? Chapters 9, and 10.
Week 5: Staffing Skills
Week 6: Leading
Week 7: Controlling Skills
Week 8: Course Completion
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