MG268 Office Administration

for F1GG 2006

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MG 268 Office Administration


F1GG 2006 MI


Paige, Linde L.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Science in Administration at Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Minot State University

Office Location

Minot AFB Education Center

Office Hours

9:00a to 3:00p, CST

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 21 - October 15, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours



Title: Administrative Office Management

Author: Odgers

Edition: 13th

ISBN: 0-538-72769-1

Publisher: THOMSON South Western

Required: YES

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Course Description:
Layout and organization of an office, design and control of equipment and  supplies; business information processing systems; human relations; and cost  reduction.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the basic concepts and trends in administration office management, including traditional office management practices, emerging elements of management and practices, administrative management resource areas and restructured office systems and training needs.
  2. Explain leadership and communication skills in business environments, including groups, teams and conflict issues.
  3. Critique managing human resources in the office.  These resources include staffing and on-the-job employee practices, as well as work ethics and business etiquette issues.
  4. Explain how to manage computer, telecommunications and office network systems.
  5. Evaluate the concept of connectivity with Internet services and managing distant workers.
  6. Identify the trends and challenges in administrative office management as a result of new technology.

Core Assessment:

The assessment device will be a final paper in which the Core Learning Outcomes are addressed by using the internet to research the most recently published research about issues, products and services that relate to the textbook material.

Class Assessment:
This is an individulized instruction. Per Park University, the comprehensive final is not a take home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.


Grading Plan Total of 600 points

13%  Critical Questions: 75 points (15 Chpts x 5 points each)

25%  Case Studies:  75 points (15 Chpts x 5 points each)

41%  Midterm:  250 points (10 chpts)

21%  Final: 125 points (5 chpts)

100 – 90; B = 89 – 80; C = 79 – 70; D = 69 – 60; F = 59 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
You will lose points for late assignments.  If you know you will be gone, you must talk to me BEFORE you leave.  If there is an emergency, call me as soon as you have the situation under control. Be honest with me and I will work with you! I ask that you do not discuss an exception I have made for you with other students.  Each person's life is different and my decisions are based off what I am informed of.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is an individualized instruction.  If you need assistance, we can meet face to face.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


  • All assignments must be typed & use Comic Sans MS, 10 Font.
  • "Questions for Critical Thinking" can be single spaced.
  • "Case Studies" must be double spaced with a minimum of 1 page.
  • I do not want casual writing.
  • Use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Points will be lost for incorrect grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Assignments are due by the date provided.

Week 1 & 2 August 21-September 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4: Complete all questions for “Critical Thinking" and complete one case study of choice from each chapter. All due September 5.

Week 3 & 4 September 4 - September 15: Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8: Complete all questions for “Critical Thinking" and complete one case study of choice from each chapter. All due September 18.

Week 5 & 6 September 18 - September 29: Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12: Mid-term chapters 1-8 on Monday 9/18. Complete all questions for “Critical Thinking." Complete one case study of choice from each chapter. Assignments due September 28.

Week 7 October 1-6: Chapters 13, 14, 15: Complete all questions for “Critical Thinking." Complete one case study of choice from each chapter for Chapter 14 & 15. Assignments due October 6.

Week 8 October 9-13: Final exam chapters 9-15 Due October 11.

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 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 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

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