MG 375 Production and Operations Management
S2J 2007 DN
Parmenter, David V.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
Bachelor of Arts Business: emphasis International ManagementMaster of Science ManagementMaster of Arts Education
March 21, 2007 - May 9, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Teaching techniques will include lecture, discussions, text, study guides, concept applications, current events, case studies and student projects, quizzes, and final examination.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 375. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The student will be assessed through weekly quizzes, current event reports and presentations core assessment written project and presentation, and classroom participation.
Grading:Graded Assignments: 1. Weekly quizzes will be given weeks 2-7. These weekly quizzes will cover the preceding weeks material. Quizzes are worth 50 points each. The total points possible for these weekly quizzes are 300 points or 30% of the total grade.
2. The comprehensive final (please refer to core assessment for particulars) will cover material covered throughout the term. Comprehensive final is worth 200 points or 20% of the total grade. Please note that the comprehensive final is NOT a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed note exam.
3. A written report will be due on the last class meeting. Standard MLA research paper format is expected. In addition, a minimum of five sources are required for the report.The written report should profile an organization's production or operational activities. In the profile, the report will analyze and justify how the organiztion improves cost, performance, and/or value through its processes. In other words an expalanation of how the organization's processes are making the product/service better, cheaper, and/or faster which is consequently creating the value to the customer. The written report is worth 250 points or 25 % of the total grade
3. An oral presentation of the above-mentioned written report will be given to the class on the last class meeting. Presentations should be ten-fifteen minutes in length. Some form of visual aid is required. The oral presentation is worth 50 points or 5% of the total grade.
4. "You Teach The Class Project" Each student will select a chapter sub-topic, listed in the table of contents. The student will preapre and lead a class discussion on the topic. The student will prepare a study guide for the sub-topic. The student will instruct the class on the sub-topic utilizing some form of a visual aid. Four outside sources are required to enhance the class understanding of the sub-topic. The student will submit the study guide and a work cited page. This project is worth 150 points or 15% of the total grade
5. The text, instructor, and outside materials are all resources used for this course. In addition each student with their personal experiences, knowledge, and skills are viewed as class resources. Consequently attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Attendance and punctuality will be monitored. This component of the grade is worth 50 points or 5% of the total gradeA breakdown of the attendance is as follows: (-) 15 points = first absence (-) 35 points = second absence Three absences is an academic withdrawal (-) 5 points = for each class not fully attended *Please note that a student may lose more that the total of 50 points for attendance.
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
Quizzes and the "You Teach The Class" project may be made-up at a regularly scheduled session. The written report, the oral presentation, and the comprehensibe final cannot be made-up unless prior arrangements have been made.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Study Guide for Chapters 6, 7, and Notes
5 4/18 Quiz on Chapter 9, 10, and notes
Study Guide for Chapter 11, 12, and Notes
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90The text, instructor, and outside materials are all resources used for this course. In addition each student with their personal experiences, knowledge, and skills are viewed as class resources. Consequently attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Attendance and punctuality will be monitored. This component of the grade is worth 50 points or 5% of the total grade
A breakdown of the attendance is as follows:
(-) 15 points = first absence
(-) 35 points = second absence
Three absences is an academic withdrawal
(-) 5 points = for each class not fully attended
*Please note that a student may lose more that the total of 50 points for attendance.
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. 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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