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PS 374 Organizational Psychology
Reed, Joseph Emel


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.
CoursePS 374 Organizational Psychology DN
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyReed, Joseph Emel
TitleAdjunct Faculty
E-MailJoe.Reed@park.edu
Semester DatesMarch 14th thru May 8, 2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesPS101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK (An Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology): Krumm, Diane
ISBN: 1-57259-659-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Study of the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group dynamics in organizational behavior, group problem solving, task functions and process functions, motivation and morale, models of organization and their psychosocial costs and benefits, including impact on the culture and the family.  Pre-requisitePS101.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The goal of this course is to give the participants a general overview of the basic principals of industrial and organizational psychology with special emphasis on organizational psychology. In doing so, it is the goal of this course to help participants gain a greater understanding of organizations and the methods and tools utilized by organizations to aid them in achieving their goals. Finally, it is hoped that this course will help participants learn how to make their work experience more beneficial for them and the organizations by which they are employed.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will have a general understanding of basic industrial and organizational psychological concepts.
Participants will have general knowledge of the basic uses of and characteristics of good research methods typically utilized in industrial and organizational psychology.
Participants will have a basic understanding of organizational structure, diversity, and development.
Participants will have a greater knowledge of employee motivation and job satisfaction.
Participants will learn basic theories of leadership.
Participants will have a basic understanding of group processes.
Participants will understand the basic concepts of personnel selection and employee testing methods.
Participants will gain a greater knowledge and ability to learn actively.

Course Assessment:
Teaching techniques will include lectures, group discussion, videotape viewing, and student presentations.

Grading:
Attendance/Class Participation 400 points (50 pts for each session

Weekly Reports 100 points (20 points for each report)

Mini-Project Paper and Presentations 150 points

Final Project Paper and Presentations 150 points

Mid-Term Examination 100 points

Final Examination 100 points

GRADES:

90% and above = A
80% to 89% = B
70% to 79% = C
60% to 69% = D
Below 60% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due per the date listed on the syllabus. The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will not be accepted and will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Current Events: Students will be required to present an oral report on any aspect of Organizational Psychology weeks 2 through 6. This will include turning in a one page (minimum), typed, double spaced synopsis of your report. Information can be obtained from any source, ie: newspapers, magazines, internet, journals, etc. Students are required to list and turn in a copy of the source of the report. All current events will include the statement “This relates to Organizational Psychology because”

Mini-Project Presentations: Students will present a written and oral presentation on a topic that focuses on Organizational Psychology (student selected, and instructor approved) Each project will require the student to complete a 3 to 5 page (typed, double-spaced) report due upon the assigned presentation date.

Final Project Presentation: Students will be grouped into teams to present a written/oral presentation on topics to be assigned by the instructor. Each student will complete a 5 to 7 page (typed, double-spaced) report due upon the presentation date.

Written Assignments: Students are required to turn in all written assignments on time and will not be given full credit if not. ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE DONE IN “TIMES NEW ROMAN” FONT, and WILL BE DONE IN NO MORE THAN 12 PITCH FONT. LEFT AND RIGHT MARGINS WILL NOT EXCEED 1 INCH, AND TOP AND BOTTOM MARGIN WILL NOT EXCEED 1 INCH.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT: Students may contact the instructor with any concerns in relation to the course work or material. I may be contacted by phone (if no answer, leave a detailed message, call back number, and the best time to call you back), or by e-mail. Please be patient, as I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.
Home Phone: 816-921-2424

 Class Activities
Meeting - 1Introductions and review of class meetings, attendance policies, class assignments, and course expectations. Review of grading policies, and course overview. Discussion of Project Assignments.

Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Meeting - 2Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Current Events
Meeting - 3Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Current Events
Meeting - 4Mid Term- Examination
Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Current Events
Meeting - 5Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Current Events
Meeting - 6Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Current Events
Meeting - 7Chapter to be assigned by instructor.
Meeting - 8Final Examination Due
Final Presentations

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
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

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
Unexcused absences means the student not notifying the instructor in advance that he/she would not be in class. Attendance will be taken twice per class session.

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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