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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Chadwell, Sharon D.


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

MG 365 Organizational Behavior

Semester

F2T 2006 DLI

Faculty

Chadwell, Sharon D.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M. A. - Human Resources Development:  Webster University
M.B.A. - Webster University
Principal and ESL Certifications: Our Lady of the Lake University/University of Texas at San Antonio

Office Location

online

Office Hours

M-W-F after 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 - 2:00 p.m, Sundays I will leave reserved for my family

E-Mail

sharon.chadwell@park.edu

schadwell@satx.rr.com

msschadwell@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://parkonline.org

Semester Dates

October 23, 2006 - December 17, 2006

Class Days

online

Class Time

online

Prerequisites

MG352

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Hersey, P., Blanchard, Kenneth H., & Johnson, Dewey E. Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed  ISBN: 0-13-017598-6

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
supplemental lectures and handouts

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Course Description:
(PS 374) Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. PREREQUISITE: MG 352. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

As an instructional facilitator, I believe that the learning environment should be one that supports the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions pertaining to the subject. This exploration will occur through the use of lectures, readings, team interactions, video streaming, research investigations, and class discussions. In essence, the classroom structure becomes one where learners become actively involved with content through the manipulation of materials and social interaction.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “organizational behavior”.
  2. Identify two types of ability.
  3. Contrast terminal and instrumental values.
  4. Identify four employee responses to dissatisfaction.
  5. Identify and explain the factors that determine an individual's personality.
  6. Describe four styles of decision making.
  7. Outline the motivation process.
  8. Identify the benefits and disadvantages of cohesive groups
  9. Contrast teams with groups.
  10. Contrast leadership and management.
  11. Identify the five dimensions of trust.
  12. Describe the seven bases of power.
  13. Identify six elements that define an organization's structure.
  14. Clarify how culture is transmitted to employees.


Core Assessment:

Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Examinations, team presentations, class participation and depth of discussion

Grading:

·          Mid Term Exam

·          Comprehensive Examination

·          Team Homework

·          Class participation

·         Team Evaluations

·         Final Exam:  The comprehensive final exam is not a take-home test and is closed book and no notes. For all ONLINE courses, the student must pass the final with 60% or better.

·           

The work you do in this class is valued as follows:

Assignment

Weight of Grade

Total points

Weekly distribution of points

Explanation

Individual or Team Homework

assignment

40%

400

50 points per week

50 points: See rubric

Team participation points

2%

20

Averaged at end of semester

Learning team evaluations

Midterm

15%

150

 

Note: Open book and notes done online

Class participation

13%

130

16.25 points per week

16.25 points:  Responded to at least  4 other members in class with at cited resources in two of your postings, with substantive contributions

 

15 points:  Responded to at least 3 other members in class with at least cited resources in two of your postings, with substantive contributions

 

14 points: Responded to at least 2 other members in class with cited resources in both postings, with substantive contributions

 

13 points: Responded to at least 2 other members and included with 1 cited resource in either posting, with substantive contributions

 

12 points: Responded to at least 1 other member and included 1 cited resource with substantive contribution

 

10 points: Responded to 4 other members with no cited resources

 

9 points:  Responded to 3 other members with no cited resources

 

8 points:  Responded to 2 other members with no cited resources

 

7 points:  Responded to 1 other member with no cited resource

 

6 points:  Simply posted personal response to discussion group

 

0 points:  No participation at end of discussion week

Final Exam

30%

300

 

Note:  The comprehensive final exam is not a take-home test and is closed book and no notes.

For all ONLINE courses, the student must pass the final with 60% or better.

 

Total possible points:  1,000

 

 

 

 

900-1000

800-899 

700-799

600-699

Below 600

Letter grade

 

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

F

Final grade based on 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%

 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The syllabus is given out well in advance of the research and exam deadlines. Late submissions will automatically be graded 5 points less. No assignment will be accepted 1 week past the due date. No assignments will beaccepted after the end of course, unless it is a pre-approved Incomplete.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to act in a professional manner. As well, each student is responsible for reading chapters prior to the class.

 

Ground rules for Online Communication and Participation:

  • General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
  • Online threaded discussions are public messages and all writings in this area can be viewed by the entire class or assigned group members.
  • Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
  • Observation of "Netiquette": Your online communications needs to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course; therefore, what you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course-related questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Learning Week

Chapters

Assignment in addition to DQs

Week 1

Chapters 1-3

Individual homework (graded same as a team)

Week 2

Chapters 4-6

Team homework

Week 3

Chapters 7-9

Quiz; Team homework

Week 4

Chapters 10-12

Only DQs

Week 5

Chapters 13-15

Team homework

Week 6

Chapters 16-18

Team homework

Week 7

Chapters 19-21

Team homework; learning team evaluations

Week 8

Wrap-out

Final exam

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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 .


Attachments:
Rubric for Team Homework

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Contrast leadership and management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Describe more than two ways that leadership is different from management and explain how the actions of a leader may differ in a respective instances from those expected of a manager. Describes and explains at least two  differences between leadership and management Provides a description and/or explanation that is not accurate or is incomplete No answer or insignificant data. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Clarify how culture is transmitted to employees.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Provides a thorough definition and explanation of more than three ways that culture is transmitted and assigns strength or importance to each method. Describes and explains at least three ways that culture is transmitted to employees. Provides a description and/or explanation of less than three ways culture is transmitted or an inaccurate description or explanation. No answer or insignificant data. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Identify the benefits and disadvantages of cohesive groups.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Identifies or lists more than three benefits and two disadvantages of cohesive groups, and thoroughly explains the effects of cohesive groups on the organization as a whole. Identifies or lists at least three benefits and two disadvantages of cohesive groups. Identifies less than three benefits or two disadvantages and/or incomplete or inaccurate data. No answer or insignificant data. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Define the term “organizational behavior”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Defines the term “organizational behavior” in accordance with a specific text or author, compares the definition with other alternative sources, and describes instances in which each definition is appropriate. Defines the term “organizational behavior” in accordance with a specific text or author. Provides an inaccurate or incomplete definition. No answer or insignificant data. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Outline the motivation process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Provides a step by step list of the motivation process and explains how motivation develops over a period of time. Provides a simple step by step list of the motivation process Provides an inaccurate or incomplete description or list of the process. No answer or insignificant data. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Contrast teams with groups.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Describes and explains more than two differences between groups and teams. And explains the impact on the organization. Describes and explains at least two  differences between groups and teams. Provides an inaccurate or incomplete description or less than two differences. No answer or insignificant data 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Identify six elements that define an organization's structure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Identifies and describes the elements that define an organization's structure. Identifies by means of a simple list the elements that define an organization's structure. Provides an inaccurate or incomplete identification of six elements or less than six elements. No answer or insignificant data. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Describe four styles of decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Describes the four styles of decision making and explains the impact on the organization by the use of each style. Describe four styles of decision making. Describes less than four styles of decision making, and/or inaccurately describes one or more styles. No answer or insignificant data. 

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