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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Worlds, Reginald


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 440 Complex Organizations

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Worlds, Reginald

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Associate, Community College of the Air Force (Logistic Management)
B.S., Park University (Management)
M.B.A. University of Phoenix (Global Management)

Office Location

Austin, Texas

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday / 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Daytime Phone

512.282.2262

Other Phone

Fax: 512.280.0562

E-Mail

Reginald.worlds02@park.edu

keys-strings@austin.rr.com

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

Online Studies

Class Time

Online Studies

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
A Strategic Approach, 6th edition, Hodge, Anthony, and Gales

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
A sociological approach to the study of organizations.  Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variables, and other related topics.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.
  2. Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.
  3. Develop a term paper project on a complex organization.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Assignment  Points  Due Date  
Discussion Questions 10 pts/week     =       80 pts Wednesday of each week  
Summary Questions 5 pts/week       =       40 pts Sunday of each week  
Weekly Reports 25/30 pts/week =     230 pts Sunday of each week  
Case Analysis (Final Exam)   150 pts                                 Friday of 8th week  

Grading:
Discussion Questions:  To earn the full ten points, you must answer all parts of each question and your answers must be submitted by the due date.  One or two sentence answers will not earn the full ten points.  Finally,  you are required to respond to a minimal of two your fellow students (two meaningful responses) in the discussion chain.
Summary Questions:  To earn the full five points, you must answer each question and your answers must be submitted by the due date.
Weekly Reports:  To earn the full 25 or 30 points, all report criteria must be met for that specific week and submitted by the due date.  Also, all reports must be a minimum of two full pages in length, double-spaced (quality and depth), with font no larger or smaller than 12 pt.  Up to 10 points will be deducted for mistakes in English, spelling, punctuation, etc.  
Proctored Final Exam:  This will be a case analysis where you will answer three to four questions within a specified time limit.  To earn the full 150 points, you must address all aspects of each question.  Points will not be deducted for mistakes in English, spelling, punctuation, etc.
My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a more successful student and thinker. Each student is responsible for:

Completing weekly Reading assignments.
Completing Weekly Discussion Questions
Completing Weekly Summary Questions
Completing writing assignments, referred to as Reports.
Completing a Final Examination, which will be a Case Analysis.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Beginning with Week 1, which begins March 13th, 2006, the following policy will be in effect for late assignments: One day late: 10% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points and it is one day late, 2.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. Two days late: 30% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points, and it is two days late, 7.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. Three days late: 50% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points, and it is three days late, 12.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. More than three days late: No points for that assignment. I live in Dayton, Ohio, which is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) Zone.  An assignment will be considered late by my time, not the time you send it to me.  Therefore, all assignments are due by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on the due date.  I must have all assignments, to include your proctored final exam, by May 07, 2006 which is the last day of the term. Any assignment received after May 07, 2006, will not be graded and will earn zero (0) points. There will be no exceptions to this policy. There are no extra-credit or makeup assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.  

Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.
Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge.  Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University.  Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Summary assignment - Due weekly
Homework assignment - Due weekly
Class Discussions - Due weekly
Final Exam - Due not later than May 5, 2006.
Quiz(s) - Due per the syllabus

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

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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Last Updated:3/15/2006 8:46:14 PM