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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Flippen, Barbara F.


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 271 Principles of Supervision

Semester

S2LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Flippen, Barbara F.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. University of Oklahoma
B.A. Park College
B.S. Kent State University

Office Hours

After class

E-Mail

Barbara.Flippen@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

4:30 - 5:55 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Rue, Leslie W. and Lloyd L. Byars. Supervision, Key Link to Productivity, Ninth Edition. New York:  McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2006

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
A study of leadership skills for persons in supervisory positions.  Topics  include: methods of training employees, employee rating, improving  personal leadership, interpreting organization policies, and obtaining the  maximum results through the efforts of others.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to situational leadership.
  2. Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.
  3. Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.
  4. Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 5. Define fundamental supervision terms and use them correctly in written and oral discussions of short case studies/exercises.
  2. 6. Describe the supervisor's responsibility in compliance with major EEO and anti-discrimination laws.
  3. 7. Identify behaviors that may result in bullying or workplace violence and the supervisor's responsibility when such behaviors are observed or made known to the supervisor. Emphasize prevention.
  4. 8. Explain major motivation theories and describe how they may be used by supervisors to motivate their subordinates.
  5. 9. Explain how W. Edwards Deming's "Fourteen Points" can be used by supervisors to improve quality and productivity in the workplace.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Midterm and Final Examinations; 3-5 page paper on a topic approved, in advance, by the instructor; and written/oral discussion of selected short case studies.

Grading:
Midterm Examination = 100 points
Final Examination = 100 points
Paper = 35 points
Discussion = 15 points

225 - 250 points = A; 200 - 224 points = B; 175 - 199 points = C; 150 - 174 points = D; Below 150 points = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments may incur a 10% penalty, unless lateness is due to an excused absence (e.g., illness, military duty, etc.). Students must turn in the required paper before being permitted to take the Final Examination.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to respect the ideas of others during class discussion -- i.e., listen actively, avoid side discussions while other students are talking, etc. Cell phones may not be used in the classroom, and students are expected to set cell phone ringers to "mute" to avoid disrupting the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
To be distributed at the first class meeting.

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.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to find out what work was missed. If a student misses an exam, the student must contact the Park University -- Little Rock AFB Campus Center office to take a makeup exam.

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 .

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