MG 271 Principles of Supervision
S2T 2007 DL
D'Ostroph, Steven M.
Senior Instructor / Course Developer
Masters of Science Quality Systems Management
Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm Eastern time
19 Mar - 13 May 2007
Monday through Sunday
Required Text: Supervision: Key link to Productivity, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill, New York,NY, 2007
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Welcome to Principles of Supervision (MG-271), on line! My instructional goals / Educational Philosophies for this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the principles of supervision with major emphasis on applying those principles in case studies analysis and "real world" situations. The facilitator strongly believes in the Adrogodical Learning Method, thus I will engage you using mulitiple dimensions of experience based knowledge. With emphasis on Bloom's fourth level of cognitive learning "Analysis", I will use this level of analysis to demonstrate and link the two world of conceptional learning and real world application. I will consider myself successful if the learner can demonstrate the transfer of conceptual knowledge to real world application.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will write a case study during week 7 of an 8 week
course and week 15 of a 16 week course.
A. Weekly Readings
B. Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement. These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic. Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new. The posting must be documents with proper citations and be 350 – 400 words in length. Please review carefully the grading policy / expectations for a substantive posting in the Grading Policy Section of this syllabus.
C. Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learners. These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicit further discussion. The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor.
D. Skill Builder: You will be directed to the appropriate pages within each chapter to complete one of the skill builder questions. I am looking for deep thought in these exercises. I want to see that you have grasped the concepts, theories, and principles from the text, and that you can make that critical bridge to application.E. Self-Check: You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week. These self-check exercises may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery. The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz.
F. Quizzes: You will take weekly chapter quizzes. These quizzes will count toward your final formative assessment. Each quiz is worth 10pts. You will have one hour to complete the quiz. Ensure that you save your answers often.
G. Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned. Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested. This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place. Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.
A. Learning Team Research Paper: During this course, you will take part in a leaning team project that constructs a fully documented eight page research paper. This paper will be developed in stages. The first stage is the topic/thesis identification process. The second stage is the rough draft. The rough draft will be turned in by the end of week 4. This stage of the process is worth 15 points. The final stage is the submission of the final work. The final work is due by Friday of week eight. This stage is worth 35 points.
Your work will be in the APA style of writing. If you need assistance in writing in this style you may reference this website APA Style Your paper will have as a minimum of 7 sources (4 books, 2 scholastic articles (published), and one magazine or newspaper article. Ensure that you proofread your work for grammar and punctuation before submitting. You may choose any topic you find interesting within the confines of supervision. You must submit your topic no later than Friday of week one via email for approval. I prefer your work be in Microsoft Word, or a compatible program. Topics are limited to topics within the course text.
B. Learning Team Presentation: During this course, you will take part in a leaning team project that constructs of a PowerPoint Presentation of key points from the Learning Team Research Paper. The rough draft will be turned in by the end of week 4. This stage of the process is worth 10 points. The final stage is the submission of the final presentation. The final work is due by Friday of week eight. This stage is worth 35 points.
A. Mid-Term: During Week four of this course, you will take a 100 question Mid-Term Exam. This examination is open book and will cover chapters 1- 10. I will send you the exam by email, once you have completed the examination, you will enter the course room and transcribe your answers into the Mid Term Examination.
**Attention** you may not work in groups to take this exam…this is an individual effort. If you chose to ignore this statement, I guarantee you that I have set in place the necessary automation to determine group work. If caught doing group work…You will receive an automatic failing grade for the examination.
B. Final Examination: During week Eight of this Course, you will take a 50 question (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, and true/false) examination. This is a closed book examination. This examination will cover chapters 11 – 20 (excluding chapter 17).
I have decided to incorporate learning teams in this class. If feel in today’s business environment, the team based concept is a very powerful tool. However, we all must learn how to be productive team members, contributing equally to common goal. Therefore, I feel that this is an opportunity for many of you to get some experience in this area before you are faced with it in your work environment.
A. Learning Teams may consist of no more than 5 learners. You will join a learning team during the first week of this course. You all are expected to participate in the required activities and assignments. If any one learner chooses not to participate equally in the final deliverable, the team will inform me promptly, and that learner will not be given credit for the assignment.
Grading Scale –
90- 100% (or 396 points or higher)
80-89% (or 352 to 395 points)
70-79% (or 308 to 351 points)
60-69% (or 264 to 307 points)
< 60% (263 or fewer points)
Assignments - Specific weekly assignments are posted at the bottom of the syllabus.
Points/% of Grade
Week 1- 7
Team Research Paper
Skill Builder - 10 points each case; 60 points total.
Lessons Learned - 5 points per week; 35 points total.
Weekly Quizzes – 10 pts each week; 60 pts total.
Team Presentations - 25 points total.
Team Research paper – 50 points
Examinations (Mid-Term / Final) - 150 points
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.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
GRADING CRITERIA FOR WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS:Postings in each category (Discussion Question, Peer Reviews, Lessons Learned, Skill Builder, and Special Threads) are worth from 0 to 10 points each per week.
The following is a point-by-point breakdown on what you have to do to earn the points. The criteria are the same for all categories of assignments.
0 = Do nothing, no posting made for the assignment. Please note: two weeks without any contact from you may result in your being assigned a letter grade of "F" and being dropped from the course.
1 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree."
2 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with." Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes. Or, Kris, I agree with what you said."
3 = Late posting, one or two sentences directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.
4 = Late posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints.
5 = Late posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph. Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quoted directly from the text. Grammar and spell check conducted.
6 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree" or "Interesting comments on the topic."
7 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with.” Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes”.
8 = On-time posting, one short paragraph (2 or 3 sentences) directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.
9 = On-time posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints. Grammar and spell check conducted.
10 = On-time posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph. Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quotes directly from the text. Cited references and Website links included in the posting. Grammar and spell check conducted.
11 = WOW!!! This grade is very rare during a term, but I have been known to give it. Postings that earn 11 points are awe inspiring, very well thought out, and often become my examples of "this is how a posting should be done."
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
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? Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10.
· Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one Question from the chapters Review questions and reply to at least two of your peer's postings.
· Skill Builder: Respond to at least one of the skill building questions, submit final response to the appropriate drop box.
· Self Check: After you finish your homework and discussion questions, take the check -check quiz to ensure that you have comprehended the weekly objectives. You may take this self check quiz as many times as needed to comprehend the weekly objectives.
· Quiz: After completing your assignments, you will take a 10 question (T/F and Multiple Choice) Quiz. You will have one hour to complete this quiz.
· Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
· Research paper: submit your thesis statement in the appropriate team learning room NLT Saturday of Week two for approval.
Week 6: Leading
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Last Updated:2/25/2007 6:57:44 PM