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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Molina, Joseph G.


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 DLD

Faculty

Molina, Joseph G.

Title

Senior Faculty

E-Mail

joseph.molina@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

MG352

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
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


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:
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.

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.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Course Grading Scale
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Homework/Team Assignment - 20 points per assignment
Assignment Breakdown: 10 points will be assigned for the Homework and 10 points for 2 peer reviews.

Reading Assignment Summary -  20 points per assignment. Assignment Breakdown: 10 points will be assigned for the Summary and 10 points for 2 peer reviews

Mid Term Exam - 50 points (conducted during week 4)

Final Exam (Comprehensive) - Conducted during week 8

Class participation - 10 points
Participation Breakdown:
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.

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.
Other course related activities.


Grading:
Grading:

90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B  
70% - 79% = C  
60% - 69% = D  
Below 60% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion, reading assignment and quizes will not be accepted late.

Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other Emergency, excused absences, Previously approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure. No exceptions

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name,team number and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.

Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

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 .

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