MG 375 Production and Operations Management
U1T 2007 DLA
Peterson, Richard H.
Master of Science in Administration - Central Michigan UniversityBachelor of Science/Technical Management - Wayland Baptist UniversityAAS in Avionic Technology - Community College of the Air Force
Grand Forks AFB
June 4, 2007 - July 29, 2007
MA120, FI360, MG352 or equivalents. 3:0:3
Textbook: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage (with CD), by Richard B. Chase, Nicholas J. Aquilano, and F. Robert Jacobs (Eleventh Edition) Irwin/McGraw-Hill. (ISBN 0073121665)
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Additional Resources: Video material for reading assignments can be found on the CD accompanying the text.
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Study of the design, planning and operations and control of manufacturing processes, material management, inventory quality control systems, work measurement and production standards. Prerequisites: MA120, FI360, MG 352 or equivalents. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 375. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
General Grading Policy: Grades will be given by accumulation of points during the eight weeks of the course. Points are accumulated by completing and submitting assignments as follows:
MG375 - Assignment Point Schedule Assignment Total Points In Course
Submitting an answer to a discussion question 8
Responding to a submitted discussion question 8
Submitting answers to a homework problem 8
Responding to a submitted homework problem 8
Submitting a project assignment 12
Compiling and submitting a complete and integrated project document 8
Submitting answers to a quiz 14
Submitting a lessons learned assignment 8
Completing a proctored final exam 26
Students will be able to track their points throughout the course through use of the classroom grade book. Points for discussion, homework, project, quiz, lessons learned, and final exam will be shown each week. Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in points. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.
Proctored Final Examination: A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Since there are 100 total points available through the scheduled coursework, each point earned according to the Class Assessment section above is worth 1% towards your final grade.
Grades will be determined as a percentage of total course points within the following scale:
A - 90-100%
B - 80-89.9%
C - 70-79.9%
D - 60-69.9%
F - Below 60%
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.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: General E-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in the subject line of all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class. Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently and respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable). File Attachments: When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word RTF file formats. Weekly Submitted Material: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in your score. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit. Online Communication: All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Use of American Standard English with correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling is expected for all material submitted to the online class classroom. Here are a couple of references that discuss writing online: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette , http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 (Jun 4-Jun 10): Operations Strategy & Managing Change Overview & Introductions: Review the syllabus, course policies, and assignment schedule. Write a paragraph about yourself and submit it to the classroom. Lecture: Read the lecture on Historical Development of Oprations Management Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 1, 2, Technical Note 4, Text CD Video (Operations Strategy & Goals) Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 20, 43, or 146. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 44, or 146. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback. Individual Project: Review possibilities for an individual project. During the course you will be developing a project plan for an activity with which you are familiar. You should choose a simple activity from your personal life or one at work. The activity should have a definite beginning, a definite completion point, milestones to be achieved, and resources to be applied. The project must involve more than one person. Submit your project description to the classroom. Also send it to the instructor by e-mail for approval and comments. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 20, 43, or 145 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.
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.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:5/16/2007 2:54:19 PM