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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Ray, Richard R.


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

S2DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Ray, Richard R.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Master, Public Administration(Org Behavior)
Bachelor, Business Administration(Marketing/Management)

Office Location

DSCC, Bldg# 11

Office Hours

Monday: 5:00-10:45 PM

Daytime Phone

614-775-9164

E-Mail

richard.ray@park.edu

rexray@insight.rr.com

Semester Dates

March 13 to May 7, 2006

Class Days

-M-----Mondays

Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 and MG365

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach, Sixth Edition by B. J. Hodge, William P. Anthony and Lawrence M. Gales


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

Educational Philosophy:
Instruction in the classroom will be interactive based on lectures,readings,writings, student participation, examples of personal and professional experiences relative to material being discussed. Individual and group analyses and presentations of case studies may be required.

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:
Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, examinations, group projects, papers and presentations.  Assigned readings must be completed before each class to facilitate discussions.  Written case analyses and individual meetings may be required.

Grading:
Requirements for this course are mid-term(45%), final(45%), and group project, which includes individual paper and presentation(10%).

GRADING SCALE: Minimums are  A=90, B=80, C=70, D=60, F=59 and below.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero."

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students may use pen or pencil when taking examinations. Term papers must be typed in doubled spaced format. Computers, projectors and calculators may be used when working computations during exercises and examinations or when making presentations.  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 disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATES    COURSE TOPICS                     ASSIGNMENT

13 Mar   Theory/Mgr,Structure & Design     Chs 1 & 2

20 Mar   Goals/Effectiveness & Environment Chs 3,4&5

27 Mar   Tech/Size,Growth & Life Cycles    Chs 6 & 7

3  Apr   Mid-term Exam                     Apply

10 Apr   Patterns/Governance & Control     Chs 8 & 9

17 Apr   Culture/Info & Decision Making    Chs 10&11

24 Apr   Power&Politics/Change & Learning  Chs 12&13

1  May   Final Exam                        ApplyS

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
Student engaging in academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade.

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
Students who have doubt about proper documentation of sources should consult the instructor.

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
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class and unexecused absences will be reported as stipulated by Park University.

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 .



Rubric

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