MG271 Principles of Supervision

for S1BB 2007

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MG 271 Principles of Supervision


S1BB 2007 HL


Bratton, Shirley


Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Holloman AFB, NM

Office Hours


Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

15 January - 11 March 2007

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 am - 2:40 pm

Credit Hours



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

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville 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 are 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 a case study, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, leadership paper, final paper, class participation, and discussion of text material. Students will work in groups to prepare a case study on the functions of management. The leadership paper will be 5 -7 pages typed double-spaced pages discussing your leadership style, your leadership style strength, your leadership style weakness, a good supervisor you have had and why, your expectations of your supervisors, peers, and subordinates, What your ideal job is and why, and how you see yourself regarding employment 1, 5, and 10 years from now. Final paper will be no more then three typed double-spaced pages discussing the three most pressing issues facing supervisors today.  Students are expected to be prepared for all classes and participate in class discussions.


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

Case Study............     ....30% (30 points)

Leadership Paper.....   ....25% (25 points)

Final Paper................ ....20% (20 points)

Quizzes..................      .. 15% (15 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

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

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 Introduction

Chapters 1 & 2


Week 2 Chapters 3, 4, 5 & 6


Week 3 Chapters 7, 8, 9 & 10


Week 4 Chapters 11 & 12

Leadership Paper Due
Video Review


Week 5 Chapters 13, 14 & 15


Week 6 Chapter 16 & 17


Week 7 Case Study

Week 8 Case Study Presentations

Final Paper Due

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 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

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