MG 271 Principles of Supervision
S1T 2008 DL
D'Ostroph, Steven M.
Senior Instructor / Course Developer
Masters of Science Quality Systems Management
Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm Eastern time
14 Jan - 9 Mar 2008
Monday through Sunday
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Welcome to Principles of Supervision (MG-271), on line! My instructional goals / Educational Philosophies for this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the principles of supervision with major emphasis on applying those principles in case studies analysis and "real world" situations. The facilitator strongly believes in the Adrogodical Learning Method, thus I will engage you using mulitiple dimensions of experience based knowledge. With emphasis on Bloom's fourth level of cognitive learning "Analysis", I will use this level of analysis to demonstrate and link the two world of conceptional learning and real world application. I will consider myself successful if the learner can demonstrate the transfer of conceptual knowledge to real world application.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will write a case study during week 7 of an 8 week course and week 15 of a 16 week course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A. Weekly Readings
B. Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement. These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic. Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new. The posting must be documents with proper citations and be 350 – 400 words in length. Please review carefully the grading policy / expectations for a substantive posting in the Grading Policy Section of this syllabus.
C. Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learners. These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicit further discussion. The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor.
E. Self-Check: You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week. These self-check exercises may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery. The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz.
F. Quizzes: You will take weekly chapter quizzes. These quizzes will count toward your final formative assessment. Each quiz is worth 10pts. You will have one hour to complete the quiz. Ensure that you save your answers often.
G. Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned. Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested. This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place. Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.
A. Comprehensive Case Study: During Week Seven of this course, you will complete a comprehensive case study. After you read the case, you will be required to answer a series of questions that test your mastery of key concepts of Supervision. I will send you the Case study via email during week six.
B. Final Examination: During week Eight of this Course, you will take a 100 question (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, and true/false) examination. This is a closed book examination. This examination will cover chapters 1 – 20 (excluding chapter 17). Your study guide will be your weekly self checks & quizzes. Be sure to print them each week. You will not receive any additional study material.
Grading Scale –
90- 100% (or 396 points or higher)
80-89% (or 352 to 395 points)
70-79% (or 308 to 351 points)
60-69% (or 264 to 307 points)
< 60% (263 or fewer points)
Assignments - Specific weekly assignments are posted at the bottom of the syllabus.
Points/% of Grade
Final Exam Examination
Discussion Statements - 10 points per week, 70 points total.
Lessons Learned - 5 points per week; 40 points total.
Weekly Quizzes – 10 pts each week; 70 pts total.
Case Study – 110 points
Final Examination - 150 points
Total = 440 points
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 20% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
GRADING CRITERIA FOR WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS:
Postings in each category (Discussion Question, Peer Reviews, Lessons Learned, Skill Builder, and Special Threads) are worth from 0 to 10 points each per week.
The following is a point-by-point breakdown on what you have to do to earn the points. The criteria are the same for all categories of assignments.
0 = Do nothing, no posting made for the assignment. Please note: two weeks without any contact from you may result in your being assigned a letter grade of "F" and being dropped from the course.
1 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree."
2 = Late posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with." Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes. Or, Kris, I agree with what you said."
3 = Late posting, one or two sentences directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.
4 = Late posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints.
5 = Late posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph. Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quoted directly from the text. Grammar and spell check conducted.
6 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I agree" or "Interesting comments on the topic."
7 = On-time posting, minimal comments, i.e. "I think this is an important topic that we should all be concerned with.” Just a generic sentence that does not provide "meat and potatoes”.
8 = On-time posting, one short paragraph (2 or 3 sentences) directed to the topic; very little of your own viewpoints.
9 = On-time posting, one or two paragraphs relating to the topic with your own viewpoints. Grammar and spell check conducted.
10 = On-time posting, three or more well written, well thought out paragraphs with two or more sentences in each paragraph. Introduction of own viewpoints and new information beyond other persons' comments or quotes directly from the text. Cited references and Website links included in the posting. Grammar and spell check conducted.
11 = WOW!!! This grade is very rare during a term, but I have been known to give it. Postings that earn 11 points are awe inspiring, very well thought out, and often become my examples of "this is how a posting should be done."
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
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TWO SUCCESSIVE WEEKS WITHOUT ANY CONTACT FROM YOU will result in you being dropped from this course with a grade of "F" (Park University Policy). If you are having difficulties e-mail me in advance...We will work something out!
Course Assignment / schedule
Week 1: Foundations of Supervision
Week 2: Contemporary Issues
Week 3: Planning and Organizing Skills
? Chapters 7 & 8.
· Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one Question from the chapters Review questions and reply to at least two of your peer's postings.
· Self Check: After you finish your homework and discussion questions, take the check -check quiz to ensure that you have comprehended the weekly objectives. You may take this self check quiz as many times as needed to comprehend the weekly objectives.
· Quiz: After completing your assignments, you will take a 10 question (T/F and Multiple Choice) Quiz. You will have one hour to complete this quiz.
· Lessons Learned: Post a two to three paragraph reflective thinking analysis of how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge learned during this week into your everyday life.
Week 4: Planning and Organizing Skills Continued
? Chapters 9, and 10.
Week 5: Staffing Skills
Week 6: Leading
Week 7: Controlling Skills
Week 8: Course Completion
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Last Updated:1/3/2008 10:05:35 PM