MG 268 Office Administration
S2DD 2006 DC
Mohr, David W.
Park University at DSCC
March 13 to May 7, 2006
5:00 - 10:45 PM
Textbook: "Administrative Office Management"; Odgers, Pattie, Ed.D.; 13th Ed; South-Western Thompson; 2005
Course Description: Layout and organization of an office, design and control of equipment and supplies; business information processing systems; human relations; and cost reduction. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, and the use of the internet. The instructor will engage each student to interact sharing their own ideas and experiences.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on examinations, workbook exercises, and a research paper. Exercise assignments will be assessed based on individual and group performance.
Grading: Course grades will be based on the following:
Examinations - Three 100 points each = 300 points
Research Paper - One 100 points = 100 points
Workbook Exercises - 15 20 points each = 300 points
Participation 80 points
TOTAL POINTS 780 points
Course grade distribution is as follows:
A = 90% - 100% (702-780 points)
B = 80% - 89% (624-701 points)
C = 70% – 79% (546-623 points)
D = 60% - 69% (468-545 points)
F = Less than 60% (467 and lower)
Late Submission of Course Materials: For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.
2. Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion. To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term exam and a final exam. Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
5. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children.
6. Written Assignments. Periodic written homework assignments are required in this course. Either MLA or APA is acceptable. For more information on both, please visit the Academic Support Center.
7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
8. Paper Requirement. A research paper is required in this course. Paper requirements will be provided on Friday of the 1st weekend of class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 15th
Introduction and Course Overview
Chapter 1 (4-33)
Chapter 2 (34-59)
Chapter 3 (60-81)
Chapter 4 (82-107)
Chapter 5 (108-125)
EXAM #1 (Chapters 1-5)
Chapter 6 (126-149)
Chapter 7 (150-181)
Chapter 8 (182-207)
Chapter 9 (208-227)
Chapter 10 (228-251)
EXAM #2 (Chapters 6-10)
Chapter 11 (252-281)
Chapter 12 (282-311)
Chapter 13 (312-337)
Chapter 14 (338-362)
Chapter 15 (363-391)
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.
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 .