MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
F2A 2008 BE
Adjunct Professor of Management/HR
BS Business Administration, Kansa State UniversityMS Business Administration, Trinity UniversityPHD Business Administration,University of Texas at Austin
Austin Center, Adjunct Faculty Office
MW 4:30-5:10 PM
Oct. 20 to Dec. 14, 2008
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Pierce & Newstrom, Leaders and the Leadership Process: Readings, Self Assessment, and Applications, 5th edition, McGraw Hill Irwin. ISBN 0-07-353028-4
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The Austin Center Resource Room in RM213 has many current magazines ans journals including WSJ and The Economist. It also has 3 Internet PCs and a printer.
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I develop each class with the idea that "We are all Life Time Learners" and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself. In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost participate each week in class. The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the assumption that the student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to participation. The student must satisfactorily complete all examinations, term paper, and homework which is developed to emphasis the course's Core Learning Outcomes. All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text, current news topics, and experiences.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 401. 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.
1. The two exams will be a made up of essay questions. The research report grade will be based on logic, depth of analysis, ability to relate the subject to the text and your other sources.
2. CLASS PARTICIPATION:
Discussion policy: Students will receive 10 points for participation in class discussions. Only timely and relevant discussion will be evaluated positively. A lack of participation in class and case discussions will lead the instructor to conclude the student is not prepared to participate and could have a negative effect on the student's participation grade.
3. RESEARCH PAPER/PRESENTATION: Students are required to turn in a research report of not less that 12 pages (double spaced, 12 font) in a research paper format on a current leadership trend or problem in the U.S. The report publication guideline used is MLA, Park's standard. An oral and digital presentation with handouts to the class, not to exceed 15 minutes, of the report's high points and solution is also required for each student. You need a minimum of four references from printed material other that your text and two references from the Internet. The research grade will be based on logic, depth of analysis, ability to relate the subject to the text and your other sources.
An alternative is a case analysis developed from either the text's cases or a real situation the student is involved in at their work place. The written requirement is the same as the research paper.
Mid Term 30% of grade (300 pts)
Project Presentation 5% of grade (50)
Classroom Participation and Attendance 10% of grade (100)
100% (1000 pts)
Final grade will be determined using the following criteria: A -900.0 - 1000.0 cumulative average (c.a).
B -800.0 - 899.9 c.a. C - 700.0- 799.9 c.a. D - 600.0 -699.9 c.a. F -000.0 - 599.9 c.a.
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.
Exam make up: If students miss an exam, they will have one week to take a makeup exam returning to class. The third (final) exam, however, must be made up within 24 hours of the assigned date or an F will be given for the exam.
Reports, homework, and presentation will incur a reduction of 10 points per day for reports and 10 points per class session for presentations and homework.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Professional conduct expected. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it.
2. a. No interruption while learners are discussing and/or asking questions.
b. Class starts at the published time and attendance will be taken. No Exceptions!
c. Homework is due on the date given, not after.
d. You must be present for all presentations and exams!
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: To be provided 1 week prior to class.
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.
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 .
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