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LG 324 Contract Management and Law
Reid, Ernest C.


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.
CourseLG 324 Contract Management and Law DC
SemesterS1DD2005
FacultyReid, Ernest C.
TitleInstructor
Degrees/CertificatesBS Management/Logistics Park College, 1994
MS Administration, Central Michigan University, 1998
AAS Electronic Systems, Community College of the Air Force, 1994
Daytime Phone614-692-8850
Other Phone740-587-7178
E-MailErnest.Reid@park.edu
ernest.reid@dla.mil
ereid21@adelphia.net
Semester DatesJanuary 10 - March 6, 2005
Class DaysWednesday
Class Time5:00 - 10:30 PM
PerquisitesMG260
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Purchasing Manager's Desk Book of Purchasing Law, Third Edition, King, Ritterskamp

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.  Pre-requisite:  MG260.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The class consists of lecture and discussion of classroom material.  The student is expected to read all assignments and come to class prepared to discuss the material and assigned homework.  Each class will consist of review of previous assignments and discussions of next weeks work.

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to explain the role of legal counsel in an organization. Contrast the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Understand the concept and players in agency law. The student will be able to explain the legal aspects of the purchasing-employer relationship. The student will be able to define the terms and performance of a contract. The student will understand the effects of electronic media in contracting. The student will be able to discribe the Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

Course Assessment:
Students are required to attend all class meetings and complete assigned homework.  Students are required to take and pass all three tests.  The tests must be taken at the scheduled date unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. Homework is based on the material covered and will vary from week to week.

Grading:
The final course grade is determined using the following measures:

Test 1 30%
Test 2 30%
Test 3 30%
Homework 10%

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
59 or Below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of homework, one week late, will lose 50% of the points allocated. Homework turned in more than one week late, will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The class consists of lecture and discussion of classroom material.  The student is expected to read all assignments and come to class prepared to discuss the material and assigned homework.  Each class will consist of review of previous assignments and discussions of next weeks work.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Session Chapter(s)

Week 1 (1-12) 34, 1 - 5  

Week 2 (1-19) 6 - 11

Week 3 (1-26) 12 – 14; Test 1

Week 4 (2-2) 15 - 19
Week 5 (2-9) 20 - 23

Week 6 (2-16) 24 – 26; Test 2
Week 7 (2-23) 27 - 33

Week 8 (3-2) Final

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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
 
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