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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Smolak, William H.


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.
CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems
SemesterU1B2005
FacultySmolak, William H.
Degrees/CertificatesDual Masters/HRD and Management
Daytime Phone731-2793
Other Phone858-2793
E-Mailwsmolak@park.edu
smolakb@earthlink.net
Semester Dates24 May - 14 Jul 2005
Class Days-T-T---
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Management Information Systems, Managing the Digital Firm, Eighth Edition, Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (ISBN 0-13-101498-6)

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts. The course will present a variety of data processing facilities. Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactive communications based upon readings, lectures, handouts, current events, dialogues, references to Internet articles, examinations, and writings. The facilitator will assign reading assignments as a basis to challenge each learner to participate in discussions about the concepts and challenges in encountered in the use of Management Information Systems (MIS). The facilitator will require learners to research articles and bring them to class to demonstrate MIS issues, and to stimulate individual learning and discussions between learners and with the facilitator. The facilitator will guide learners to apply MIS learning to modern concepts of management within the digital firm, and to influence the learners to learn how to respect and learn from each other. This educational philosophy should result in stimulating learning through lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
The objective is to provide students with a better understanding of the principles of management information systems. The following objectives will be accomplished:

A. Define organizational structures, identify management concepts, and explain the function of a networked enterprise as it all relates to the use of information systems within the digital firm.
B. Define information technology infrastructure by identifying hardware and software, explaining how to manage data resources, and defining telecommunications and networks to include the Internet.
C. Identify management and organizational support systems by explaining how to manage knowledge and enhance management decision making for the digital firm.
D. Explain how to build information systems within the digital firm by explaining how to redesign the organization and defining the business values of systems and management change.
E. Explain how to manage information systems in the digital firm by identifying information systems security and control, and by explaining how to management international information systems.

Course Assessment:
There will be five examinations, one for each major part (section) of the textbook.

Grading:
Part 1 Examination 20% of the final grade
Part 2 Examination 20% of the final grade
Part 3 Examination 20% of the final grade
Part 4 Examination 20% of the final grade
Part 5 Examination 20% of the final grade
A student who receives two unexcused absences or any combination of three absences (excused and unexcused) could have his or her grade reduced by 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All examinations will be completed by the end of the course with the last class meeting reserved as the opportunity to finish and turn in any remaining examinations.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each student will respect the views of fellow students by allowing each student adequate time to participate in discussions and to establish their point of view. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated and will result in the student being asked to leave the classroom.

Students are expected to attend all classes, be on time and be prepared to participate.
• This means taking an active part in class activities and discussions.
• Participation is expected and will be incorporated into the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 -
Tuesday - Introduction to the Class and Park University, and Special Presentations
Thursday – Part 1 (Chapters 1, & 2) and Special Presentations
Week 2 -
Tuesday- Part 1 (Chapters 3 & 4) and Special Presentations
Thursday - Part 1 (Chapter 5) and Special Presentations
Week 3 -
Tuesday- Review Part 1, Examination Part 1
Thursday – Part 2 (Chapters 6 & 7) and Special Presentations
Week 4 -
Tuesday- Part 2 (Chapters 8 & 9) and Special Presentations
Thursday - Review Part 2, Examination Part 2
Week 5 -
Tuesday– Part 3 (Chapters 10 & 11) and Special Presentations
Thursday - Review Part 3, Examination Part 3
Week 6 -
Tuesday– Part 4 (Chapter 12) and Special Presentations
Thursday - Part 4 (Chapter 13) and Special Presentations
Week 7 -
Tuesday– Review Part 4, Examination Part 4
Thursday – Part 5 (Chapters 14 & 15) and Special Presentations
Week 8 -
Tuesday– Review Part 5, Examination Part 5
Thursday – Make-up and Finals

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
Academic honesty is paramount to the success of the class and the students. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any occurrence of academic dishonesty may cause the student(s) to be dropped from the course.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
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


Attendance will be taken at all class meetings.
Anticipated Absences –
• Documentation such as TDY orders may be presented as required to the instructor or the Military Residence Center Administrator.
• Make arrangements for makeup work prior to the absence.
Course work missed because of excused absences must be made up.
• It is the student's responsibility to arrange for makeup work.
Unanticipated Absences –
• Arrangements for makeup work must be made at the next class.
• Absences because of emergencies or illness must be reported to the instructor.
Unexcused Absences –
• Two unexcused absences will cause a report to be made to the Military Residence Center Administrator.
• Three unexcused absences may cause the student to be dropped from the course.

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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