MG 365 Organizational Behavior
S2T 2006 DLA
Woody, David A.
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13 March 2006 - 7 May 2006
Textbook: Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN 0-13-017598-6
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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
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.
Course Grading Scale
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Homework Assignments/Group projects
Mid Term Exam
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.
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 .
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.)
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
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.