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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Ferby, Clifford J.


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 271 Principles of Supervision

Semester

S1B 2007 BL

Faculty

Clifford J. Ferby  M.A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts - Management

Office Location

Park University - Fort Bliss

Other Phone

915-240-5151

E-Mail

clifford.ferby@park.edu

cferby@aol.com

Semester Dates

8 January 2007 - 4 March 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Supervision, Concepts & Practices of Management, 10th Edition Authors: Edward C. Leonard, Raymond L. Hilgert.Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore.

Additional Resources:
There are no required supplemental resources for this course.

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Course Description:
A study of leadership skills for persons in supervisory positions.  Topics  include: methods of training employees, employee rating, improving  personal leadership, interpreting organization policies, and obtaining the  maximum results through the efforts of others.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The goals of this course is to develop a comprehensive insight into the concepts of principles of supervision and the role of the supervisor.  Discussions of managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation and human skills are examined.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to situational leadership.
  2. Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.
  3. Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.
  4. Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.


Core Assessment:

Students will write a case study during week 7 of an 8 week course and week 15 of a 16 week course.

Class Assessment:
Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Course will consist of case studies, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, class participation, and discussion of text material. Each student will prepare a case study on the functions of management.  Students are expected to be prepared for all classes and participate in class discussions.

Grading:

Grading Policy

The final course grade will be determined according to the following:

Mid-Term......................30% (30 points)

Final-Exam....................30% (30 points)

Case Study................20% (20 points)

Quizzes..................... 10% (10 points)

Homework................. 10% (10 points)

Course letter will be assigned as follows:

90-100  = A

80-89   = B

70-79   = C

60-69   = D

59 & below = F

Make up exams (alternate version) will be assigned by the instructor.  Students are highly encouraged to be present the night of exams.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will be turned in on time.  Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom conduct prejudicial to a positive learning environment will not be tolerated and could result in dis-enrollment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class meeting and examination schedule:

Week 1 Day One Introduction

Day Two Chapters 1 & 2

Week 2 Day One Chapters 3 & 4

Day Two Chapters 5 & 6

Week 3 Day One Chapters 7 & 8

Day Two Chapters 9 & 10 / Review for Mid-Term Exam

Week 4 Day One Mid-Term Exam

Day Two Chapter 11 / Review Exam Results

Week 5 Day One Chapters 12 & 13

Day Two Chapter 14

Week 6 Day One Video Review

Day Two Chapter 15

Week 7 Day One Video Review, Case Study Due

Day Two Chapter 16 / Review for Final Exam

Week 8 Day One Final Exam

Day Two Video Review / Review Final Exam Results

Examinations: There will be two examinations. The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.

Exam dates are:

30 January 2007 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-10

27 February 2007 Final Exam Chapters 11-16

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 .

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Last Updated:12/7/2006 2:49:01 AM