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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Williams, Charles 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.

Course

IS 205 Managing Information Systems

Semester

F2H 2006 BU

Faculty

Williams, Charles H.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA

Daytime Phone

843-522-3230

E-Mail

Charles.Williams@park.edu

Semester Dates

Oct. 23 - Dec. 17 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Prerequisites

CS 140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management Information Systems, James A. O'Brien & George M. Marakas, & &th Edition

Additional Resources:
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Course Description:
This course introduces the student to information systems concepts and the management concerns of information technology. The course focuses on the components, types, and management concerns of information systems which, when combined, support an enterprise. Students will explore the enterprise perspective on controlling the use of information systems and understanding project changes, risk, and quality management. SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: CS 140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one based on class lectures, interactive class discussion, reading of the text by the students, examinations, and a student paper.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. Identify an information system and its individual components.
  3. Determine types of decision making at each level in the organization.
  4. Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern.
  5. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations.
  6. Explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Such management issues should include: change management, security/ control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management and system development.
  7. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. Learning outcomes for the course include:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, student paper and presentation

Grading:

Final grades will be determined according to the following weights:

10% - quizzes

30% - papers/presentation

30% - exam 1

30 % - exam 2

Grades will be assigned according to performance as follows:

A>=90%, B>=80% and <90%, C>=70% and <80%, D>=60% and <70%, F<60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
At the discretion of the instructor, work that is submitted late may not receive full credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student will be responsible for reading all assigned material according to the syllabus and the instructor's direction. Te student is expected to be prepared for and participate in classroom discussion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Oct 23 Foundations of Information Systems in Business - Chapter 1

Oct 25 Competing With Information Technology - Chapter 2

Oct 30 Computer Hardware - Chapter 3

Nov  1 Computer Software - Chapter 4

Nov  6 Data Resource Management - Chapter 5

Nov  8 Telecommunications and  Networks - Chapter 6

Nov 13 Electronic Business Systems - Chapter 7

Nov 15 Exam 1

Nov 20 Enterprise Business Systems - Chapter 8

Nov 22 Electronic Commerce Systems - Chapter 9

Nov 27 Decision Support Systems - Chapter 10

Nov 29 Developing Business/IT Stategies - Chapter 11

Dec  4 Developing Business/IT Solutions - Chapter 12

Dec  6 Security and Ethical Challenges - Chapter 13

Dec 11 Enterprise and Global Management of Information Technology - Chapter 14

Dec 13 Exam 2

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 6 out of 6 questions on the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Questions should be on: (a) change management, (b) security/ control, (c) ethical/social impact, (d) international impact, (e) quality management and (f) system development. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 5 out of 6 questions on the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Questions should be on: (a) change management, (b) security/ control, (c) ethical/social impact, (d) international impact, (e) quality management and (f) system development. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 6 questions on the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Questions should be on: (a) change management, (b) security/ control, (c) ethical/social impact, (d) international impact, (e) quality management and (f) system development. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is not demonstrated by correctly answering no more than 3 out of 6 questions on the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Questions should be on: (a) change management, (b) security/ control, (c) ethical/social impact, (d) international impact, (e) quality management and (f) system development. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 5 out of 5 questions identifying the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations. Questions should be on: (a) examples of information technology infrastructure, (b) meaning of a collaborative environment, (c) meaning of strategic value, (d) strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, (e) strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 5 questions identifying the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations. Questions should be on: (a) examples of information technology infrastructure, (b) meaning of a collaborative environment, (c) meaning of strategic value, (d) strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, (e) strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 5 questions identifying the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations. Questions should be on: (a) examples of information technology infrastructure, (b) meaning of a collaborative environment, (c) meaning of strategic value, (d) strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, (e) strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is not demonstrated by correctly answering no more than 2 out of 5 questions identifying the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations. Questions should be on: (a) examples of information technology infrastructure, (b) meaning of a collaborative environment, (c) meaning of strategic value, (d) strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, (e) strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.  Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions determining types of decision making at each level in the organization. Questions should be on: (a) decisions at the executive level of an organization, (b) decisions at the middle level of an organization, (c) decisions at the lowest level of the organization. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.  Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions determining types of decision making at each level in the organization. Questions should be on: (a) decisions at the executive level of an organization, (b) decisions at the middle level of an organization, (c) decisions at the lowest level of the organization. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.  Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions determining types of decision making at each level in the organization. Questions should be on: (a) decisions at the executive level of an organization, (b) decisions at the middle level of an organization, (c) decisions at the lowest level of the organization. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.  Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 3 questions determining types of decision making at each level in the organization. Questions should be on: (a) decisions at the executive level of an organization, (b) decisions at the middle level of an organization, (c) decisions at the lowest level of the organization. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Terminology usage is  demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions identifying an information system and its individual components. Questions should be on: (a) meaning of system (b) how information becomes an information system, (c) components of an information system, The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Terminology usage  is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions identifying an information system and its individual components. Questions should be on: (a) meaning of system (b) how information becomes an information system, (c) components of an information system,. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Terminology usage is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions identifying an information system and its individual components. Questions should be on: (a) meaning of system (b) how information becomes an information system, (c) components of an information system,. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Terminology usage is not demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 3 questions identifying an information system and its individual components. Questions should be on: (a) meaning of system (b) how information becomes an information system, (c) components of an information system, 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is  demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions
Identifying various types of information systems, both traditional and modern. Questions should be on: (a) types of information systems (b) characteristics of types of information systems, (c) comparison of traditional and modern information systems.
 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is  demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions
Identifying various types of information systems, both traditional and modern. Questions should be on: (a) types of information systems (b) characteristics of types of information systems, (c) comparison of traditional and modern information systems.
 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is  demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions
Identifying various types of information systems, both traditional and modern. Questions should be on: (a) types of information systems (b) characteristics of types of information systems, (c) comparison of traditional and modern information systems.
 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is  not demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 3 questions
Identifying various types of information systems, both traditional and modern. Questions should be on: (a) types of information systems (b) characteristics of types of information systems, (c) comparison of traditional and modern information systems.
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions identifying the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems. . Questions should be on: (a) stages of developing an information (b) characteristics of information system maintenance, (c) skills needed as a team leader The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions identifying the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems. . Questions should be on: (a) stages of developing an information (b) characteristics of information system maintenance, (c) skills needed as a team leader The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions identifying the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems. . Questions should be on: (a) stages of developing an information (b) characteristics of information system maintenance, (c) skills needed as a team leader The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is not demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 3 questions identifying the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems. . Questions should be on: (a) stages of developing an information (b) characteristics of information system maintenance, (c) skills needed as a team leader 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates ability to use teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in gaining knowledge to answer 3 out of 3 questions on (a) information system management (b) information system implementation (c) value of teamwork in information system management The artifact demonstrates ability to use teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in gaining knowledge to answer 2 out of 3 questions on (a) information system management (b) information system implementation (c) value of teamwork in information system management The artifact demonstrates ability to use teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in gaining knowledge to answer 1 out of 3 questions on (a) information system management (b) information system implementation (c) value of teamwork in information system management The artifact  demonstrates the student does not have the ability to use teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in gaining knowledge to answer at least 1 out of 3 questions on (a) information system management (b) information system implementation (c) value of teamwork in information system management. 

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