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LG 324 Contract Management and Law
Moore, Lester W.


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

LG 324 Contract Management and Law

Semester

S2R 2006 SC

Faculty

Moore, Lester W.

Title

Adjunct Faculty Memeber- Logistics Management

Degrees/Certificates

MA: Procurement & Acquisition Management
MA:  International Relations
BS: Human Resources/Management

Office Location

Scott Air Force, IL 62221

Office Hours

1700-1930

Daytime Phone

1-314-705-2748

Other Phone

1-618-222-0819 (night)

E-Mail

lmoore@park.edu

lester.w.moore@boeing.com

silverbmr@aol.com

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MG260 Business Law I

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Elements Of Contract Drafting, With Questions and Causes For Consideration.  George W. Kuney

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
1. The Uniform Commercial Code(UCC) Selected Commercial
  Statuses: West Group
2. Purchasing Manager's Desk Book of Purchasing Law, 3rd
  Ed. Donald B. King, James J. Ritterskamp, Jr


Course Description:
A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.  Pre-requisite:  MG260.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Class will be held in a lecture format and classroom discussions.  Class participation is expected (strongly recommended) and will be part of the final grade.  The students will be required to read the assigned chapters and be prepared to discuss weeks reading assignment.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the role of contract management and purchasing law as it relates to the business system.
  2. Identify the terms of the contract and measure contract performance.
  3. Discuss how to negotiate with a supplier.
  4. Discuss the legal aspects of purchasing-employer relationship.
  5. Explain the role of computers and electronics data interchange within the contract management and purchasing environment.
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
The mid-term and final exam will be inclusive of the topics in the chapters listed in the class schedule. The examinatiions will consist of multiple choice, true and false, and short essay type questions.

Grading:
Grading will be determined in the following manner.  Term Paper following APA guidelines (10 to 12 pages) 25 %.  -
- Class particpation, 10%
- Midterm Examination: 32.5%
- Final Examination: 32.5%
This will include an oral presentation ( 10 to 20 minutes) of your chosen topic in Contrat Law.
*A   (90 - 100%)
*B   (80 - 89%)
*C   (70 - 79%)
*D   (60 - 69%)
*F   (Below 60%)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no make up tests. However, in the event of active duty members that are required to deploy, a copy of military orders should be given to Scott AFB Resident Center focal. Additionally, you can always fax me a copy of your military order to fax number 1 -314-545-9739 and i will forward it to the Resident Center focal.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report all absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons; but missed through unexcused absences may carry further penalities.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".  An incomplete will not be issued to the student who has unexcused or execessive absences recorded for a course.   Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) eductional benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.  Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reportsof "F" grades (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 14, 2006     Chapter 01
March 16, 2006     Chapter 02
March 21, 2006     Chapter 03
March 23, 2006     Chapter 04
March 28, 2006     Chapter 05
March 30, 2006     Chapter 06
April 04, 2006     Chapter 07
April 06, 2006     Chapter 08
         Overview
    Mid Term Examination
April 11, 2006     Chapter 09
April 13, 2006     Chapter 10
April 18, 2006     Chapter 11
April 20, 2006     Chapter 12
April 25, 2006     Chapter 13
April 27, 2006     Chapter 14
May   02, 2006     Chapter 15
    Oral Presentation
May   04, 2006
    Final Examination

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

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:
Adjunct

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