MG365 Organizational Behavior

for U1T 2006

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MG 365 Organizational Behavior


U1T 2006 DLB


Campbell, Darin S


Adjunct Faculty


M.A. Human Resources Management

Office Location

My Home

Office Hours


Other Phone



Semester Dates

5 June - 30 July 2006

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours


Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed.,

Author: Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson
ISBN: 0-13-017598-6

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Course Description:
Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas  of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group  behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and  organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used.   Prerequisite: MG352.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Facilitator's educational philosophy is that each student should complete the course with a better understanding of organizational behavior and how it applies in today's workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “organizational behavior”.
  2. List the dominant values in today's workforce.
  3. Describe the relationship between satisfaction and productivity.
  4. Describe ways in which emotions influence work-related behavior.
  5. Explain escalation of commitment.
  6. Explain why people join groups.
  7. Contrast teams with groups.
  8. Describe how culture is transmitted to employees.
  9. Describe how culture is transmitted to employees.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Assessment will include weekly group assignments, participation in the threads, mid term exam, and proctored final exam.

Mid term exam will be 100 points, final exam will be 100 points, and weekly groupwork assignments will be for 50 points each.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments turned in late, but within 7 days of original due date, will receive one half the credit they would have received. No credit will be given for assignments turned in after 7 days.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Conduct will include a respect for every student in the course. Students are required to understand the diversity of the class composition.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Weekly assignments are due to instructor no later than Sunday at midnight each week. Course topics will be covered in the weekly threads as well as assignments.

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 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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