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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Samples, Verlin 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

IS 205 Managing Information Systems

Semester

S2DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Samples, Verlin F.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

DCSC Columbus Ohio

Office Hours

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday

E-Mail

verlin.samples@park.edu

Semester Dates

03/13/06 - 05/07/06

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

CS 140. 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Laudon.  Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 9th, Edition, 2006.  Prentice Hall   ISBN 0-13-169455-3

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Computer Lab Resources; Located in the Park University Computer Lab, DSCC
Multimedia CD “Get Digital”


Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. Identify an information system and its individual components.
  3. Determine types of decision making at each level in the organization.
  4. Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern.
  5. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations.
  6. Explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Such management issues should include: change management, security/ control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management and system development.
  7. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Grading Policy You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90%-100%; B = 80%-89%; C = 70%-79%; D = 60%-69%; F = 0-59%. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you to succeed in this class. Each student is responsible for:
• Completing Weekly Reading assignments
• Completing Weekly Homework assignments
• Completing Weekly Quizzes
• Midterm Examination
• Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential!
Reading Assignments:
Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook and the lectures.  The Discussions, Homework Assignments, Quizzes and Final Proctored Examination assume you have read the assigned readings.
Homework Assignments & Quizzes
All assignments and quizzes should be completed on or before Sunday 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight time. Homework must be done independently.  Students will place completed assignments in the dropbox.  Do not post answers to quizzes or assignments in the discussion threads.

Grading:
Course Grading Scale:
This subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course.  The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included (see example below). Example -
A = 90-100% (or 569 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (or 506 to 568 points)
C = 70-79% (or 443 to 505 points)
D = 60-69% (or 379 to 442 points)
F = < 60% (378 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments and quizzes are due 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday of the academic week. There will be 20% penalty for each day that an assignment is late. Students are not allowed to take a quiz that is scheduled beyond its due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1
Read Chapters 1 - 2
Managing The Digital Firm p.2 - 37
Information Systems in the Enterprise p. 38 - 69
Cover: Intro/Administrative/Course Overview

Week 2
Read Chapters 3 - 4
Information Systems, Organizations, Management and Strategy p. 70 – 111
The Digital Firm: Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business p. 112 - 145
Complete Quiz 1
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 3
Read Chapters 5 - 6
Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm  p. 146 – 181
IT Infrastructure and Platforms p. 184  - 227
Complete Quiz 2
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 4
Read Chapters 7 – 8
Managing Data Resources p. 228 – 259
Telecommunications and Networks p. 260 - 301
Complete Quiz 3
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 5
Read Chapters 9 - 10
The Wireless Revolution p. 302 - 339
Security and Control p. 340 – 374
Complete Midterm 1-8
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 6
Read Chapters 11 - 12
Enterprise Applications and Business Process Integration  p. 378 - 413
Managing Knowledge in the Digital Firm p. 414 – 455
Complete Quiz 4
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 7
Read Chapters 13 - 14
Enhancing Decision Making for the Digital Firm p 456 - 491
Redesigning the Organization with Information Systems  p. 494 – 533
Complete Quiz 5
Turn in Weekly assignments

Week 8
Read Chapters 15 - 16
Understanding the Business Value of Systems and Managing Change p. 534 - 569
Managing International Information Systems  p. 570 - 598
Complete Final chapters 9-15
Turn in Group Project
Turn in Individual Project

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 .

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