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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Worlds, Reginald


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 365 Organizational Behavior

Semester

U1T 2006 DLH

Faculty

Worlds, Reginald

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Associate, Community College of the Air Force (Logistic Management)
Bachelor of Science, Park University (Management)
MBA, Univeristy of Phoenix (Global Management)

Office Location

Austin, Texas

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday / 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Daytime Phone

512.282.2262

E-Mail

Reginald.Worlds02@pirate.park.edu

keys-strings@austin.rr.com

Semester Dates

June 5, 2006 - July 31, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Leading Human Resources, 8th ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN 0-13-017598-6The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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:
The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. (It never fails to amaze me how many companies do the wrong thing in managing people!) It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably.
Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe on-line. Click here to subscribe online! Following this link will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks. Alternatively, you can send me an e-mail that includes: First and last name, address (street, city, state, zip), length of subscription you want, and the month and year you expect to graduate. I'll transfer your information to a WSJ form and send it to them. They will start delivery, usually in less than two weeks, and will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks

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:
Homework Assignments/Group projects
Mid Term Exam
Comprehensive Examination
Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course.
Posting comments on the videos and other related activities in the discussion threads each week.
Team work - which includes joining/forming a team during week 1 and submitting the week 2 assignment with your team.
Having a completed, correct proctor form submitted by the end of week 4. There is a link to the proctor form provided below.
Attending class each week - meaning being active with your team. I ask each team leader to report if someone did not participate during a week because Park makes me report to it.
Responding to my request for teammate evaluations during week 8.

Grading:
Course Grading Scale

Homework Assignment (Eight total worth 100 points each)
Quiz / Midterm (265 total points)
Final Exam (530 points total)

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Homework Assignments/Group projects
Mid Term Exam
Comprehensive Examination
Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course.
Posting comments on the videos and other related activities in the discussion threads each week.
Team work - which includes joining/forming a team during week 1 and submitting the week 2 assignment with your team.
Having a completed, correct proctor form submitted by the end of week 4. There is a link to the proctor form provided below.
Attending class each week - meaning being active with your team. I ask each team leader to report if someone did not participate during a week because Park makes me report to it.
Responding to my request for teammate evaluations during week 8.
Other course related activities.
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:

90% - 100% = A (90+ weighted points)
80% - 89% = B (80 to 89 weighted points)
70% - 79% = C (70 to 79 weighted points)
60% - 69% = D (60 to 69 weighted points)
Below 60% = F (less then 60 weighted points)
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:

Homework = 40% of grade
Mid Term Exam (3rd week) = 15% of grade
Comprehensive Examination (8th week) = 30% of grade
Instructor evaluation/class participation etc. = 15% of grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work:  

Beginning with Week 1, which begins March 13th, 2006, the following policy will be in effect for late assignments: One day late: 10% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points and it is one day late, 2.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. Two days late: 30% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points, and it is two days late, 7.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. Three days late: 50% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 25 points, and it is three days late, 12.5 points will be deducted from the final point total. More than three days late: No points for that assignment. I live in Dayton, Ohio, which is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) Zone.  An assignment will be considered late by my time, not the time you send it to me.  Therefore, all assignments are due by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on the due date.  I must have all assignments, to include your proctored case analysis, by May 07, 2006 which is the last day of the term. Any assignment received after May 07, 2006, will not be graded and will earn zero (0) points. There will be no exceptions to this policy. There are no extra-credit or makeup assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Homework assignments - Due each week Sunday midnight)
Mid Term / Quiz - June 25th midnight
Final exam - July 31 midnight

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.
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:5/23/2006 8:29:19 PM