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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Woody, David A.


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

MG 365 Organizational Behavior

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Woody, David A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Management
MBA

Office Hours

Welcome to my virtual office.  Please post any questions or comments concerning the course or course content here.  I'll visit my office weekday mornings to read your comments and questions and to post responses.  I'll try to get back to you within 24 hours.

E-Mail

david.woody@park.edu

Semester Dates

13 March 2006  -  7 May 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN 0-13-017598-6

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas  of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group  behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and  organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used.   Prerequisite: MG352.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Welcome to Organizational Behavior (MG 365), on line! This course provides a thorough introduction to the field of management of organizational behavior. This course focuses on the fundamental behavioral science concepts and the tools needed to be a successful leader in today's global economy.

Each week we'll focus on two to four chapters in our text, Management of Organizational Behavior, Eighth Edition.

Provide the student with an understanding of the management of organizational behavior applicable to the public and private management and administration in a wide variety of disciplines: business, communication, health sciences, education, nursing, engineering, and agribusiness.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “organizational behavior”.
  2. List the dominant values in today's workforce.
  3. Describe the relationship between satisfaction and productivity.
  4. Describe ways in which emotions influence work-related behavior.
  5. Explain escalation of commitment.
  6. Explain why people join groups.
  7. Contrast teams with groups.
  8. Describe how culture is transmitted to employees.
  9. Describe how culture is transmitted to employees.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 10. Demonstrate an understanding of challenges of applying behavior sciences to a constantly changing environment.
  2. 11. Explain the relationships among various behavioral theories and the Situational Leadership model.
  3. 12. Explain alternate approaches to dealing with leadership challenges.
Core Assessment:

Grading:
All graded activities, assignments, quizzes/tests, participation grade, projects, etc. that will be required should be listed here, and should include due dates for each item
Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are linked below.
Proctored final examination-
A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.  

Other Information on proctored exams:
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.  
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.  
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.  
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

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Course Grading Scale


The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Homework Assignments/Group projects
Mid Term Exam
Comprehensive Examination
Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course.
Posting comments on the videos and other related activities in the discussion threads each week.
Team work - which includes joining/forming a team during week 1 and submitting the week 2 assignment with your team.
Having a completed, correct proctor form submitted by the end of week 4. There is a link to the proctor form provided below.
Attending class each week - meaning being active with your team. I ask each team leader to report if someone did not participate during a week because Park makes me report to it.
Responding to my request for teammate evaluations during week 8.
Other course related activities.
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:

90% - 100% = A (90+ weighted points)
80% - 89% = B (80 to 89 weighted points)
70% - 79% = C (70 to 79 weighted points)
60% - 69% = D (60 to 69 weighted points)
Below 60% = F (less then 60 weighted points)
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:

Homework = 40% of grade
Mid Term Exam (3rd week) = 15% of grade
Comprehensive Examination (8th week) = 30% of grade
Instructor evaluation/class participation etc. = 15% of grade

How are assignments scored?

How is my participation score figured?

How will the Midterm be scored?

How will my overall course grade be determined?

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by Midnight EST on Sunday. Homework not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the online term will be scored.

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.
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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 .

Additional Information:

Course-Specific Policies:


Policy #1: Communicate. If you are experiencing any confusion over course material, technical difficulties that are not being resolved and are preventing you from completing your assignments, or general questions about the course, let me know as soon as possible.  Note that if you wait until Sunday afternoon there is little chance of getting an answer before the assignment is due, so plan ahead.


Policy #2: Please post all questions of a general nature in the Office, Breakroom, or weekly discussion threads.  Posting them in the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your questions.  And remember, there are no stupid/silly questions. We are all here to learn!


Policy 3#:   Comprehensive Examination A comprehensive examination must be taken in person at one of the Park College sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the college and the instructor where Park College sites are not available. All Park sites are prepared to proctor exams and are the preferred choice. Unless you are more then two hours from a Park site, you are expected to use one of them to take your exam. (Exceptions will be carefully screened as per the directions I receive from the University. If your situation is exceptional, contact me before you submit your proctor form with details of your situation.)



  • For these proctored examinations, photo identification is required.

  • A proctor information form will be provided by Park at an address to be provided later.

  • If you are unable to make arrangements with someone who meets these criteria, contact the instructor for acceptable alternatives.

  • A proctor with email is much desired over one without email. Faxing and/or mailing are both relatively expensive, time consuming, and more prone to problems then email.

Additional Policies are listed under the Thread "Syllabus Part 2"


Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.


 


 


The following additional Course Policies are and integral part of the Course Syllabus


Policy #4: E-Mail Procedures and Submitting Assignments



  • General e-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class. (You might be surprised at how many emails I get with nothing but something like "slick@yahoo.com" as an identifier.)

  • My Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).

  • When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in RTF or txt formats only. To save a file in either of these formats, click the drop down triangle next to the "Save as" box at the bottom of the save window. Because of viruses being transmitted via Word documents, I will not open any sent to me in "doc" format. (The link that indicates that it is ok to send Word documents (doc files) is incorrect!)  Here is why.  Every time I click on a doc file to open it, this warning pops up:  warningOne DOC file from a student wiped out my computer's hard drives, then wiped out hers also.  It was not her fault, but it still took me two days of very hard work to reformat my hard drives and get my computer back online.  It is just not worth the risk.

Policy #5: Workload/Due Dates. Each week's work must be completed by Midnight EST on Sunday. Homework not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the online term will be scored.


Policy #6: Mid Term Examination A Mid Term Examination will be administered during the fourth week of the class. It will be sent to each student via email and is to be done alone and returned to the instructor via email.


Policy #7 Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by Midnight EST on Sunday. Homework not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the online term will be scored.


Policy #8 Proctors:  If you will need to use a non-Park proctor, you must notify me before you submit the proctor form of the reason for using the non-Park proctor.  I realize that some of you are out of the country on military duty and other such things and I am willing to approve your proctors if they meet Parks rules for being a proctor.  I use your email as my justification for approving such proctors so that if there is ever a question about it, I will have documentation.

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