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MG 268 Office Administration
Mohr, David 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

MG 268 Office Administration

Semester

S2DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Mohr, David W.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Park University at DSCC

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

740.852.5785

E-Mail

David.Mohr@park.edu

DvMohr@aol.com

David.Mohr@wpafb.af.mil

Semester Dates

March 13 to May 7, 2006

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


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

  1. Evaluate the basic concepts and trends in administration office management, including traditional office management practices, emerging elements of management and practices, administrative management resource areas and restructured office systems and training needs.
  2. Explain leadership and communication skills in business environments, including groups, teams and conflict issues.
  3. Critique managing human resources in the office.  These resources include staffing and on-the-job employee practices, as well as work ethics and business etiquette issues.
  4. Explain how to manage computer, telecommunications and office network systems.
  5. Evaluate the concept of connectivity with Internet services and managing distant workers.
  6. Identify the trends and challenges in administrative office management as a result of new technology.


Core Assessment:

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
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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)

March 22th
Chapter 3 (60-81)
Chapter 4 (82-107)
Chapter 5 (108-125)

March 29th
EXAM #1 (Chapters 1-5)
Chapter 6 (126-149)
Chapter 7 (150-181)

April 5th
Chapter 8 (182-207)
Chapter 9 (208-227)
Chapter 10 (228-251)

April 12th
EXAM #2 (Chapters 6-10)
Chapter 11 (252-281)

April 19th
Chapter 12 (282-311)
Chapter 13 (312-337)

April 26th
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.

  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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