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MG 101 Introduction to Management
McCoy, Eddie F.


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 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

U1T 2007 DLC

Faculty

McCoy, Eddie F.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Business Admin
MS Industrial Engineering

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Any time, call me collect if necessary

Daytime Phone

904-718-1577 cell  (Evening 904-264-6321)

E-Mail

Eddie.McCoy@pirate.park.edu

edmccoy@full-servicebroker.com

Semester Dates

06/04/2007 - 07/29/2007

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Application, 5th Edition, Author: Robbins and DeCenzo ISBN: 0-13-148736-1

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


Course Description:
Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
 
Interactiveness is paramount.  The student must read the lectures, assigned material, and take quizzes/examinations as well as participate in discussions.  Ideas will be exchanged and counter perspectives will be considered

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List and describe the functions of management.
  2. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
  3. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and an executive.
  4. Describe two organization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
  5. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
  6. Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority”.
  7. Define the terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency.”
  8. Compare and contrast “leadership” and “management.”


Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG101. 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 calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument 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.

Class Assessment:

A midterm exam, a final exam, quizzes, participation in class, a management skills assignment and a paper.

Note:  The comprehensive final is not a take home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book, closed notes exam.  The student must pass the final exam with 60% or better to pass the course.

Grading:

Course Grading Scale and General Evaluative Criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.

The midterm examination = 22 points or 22% of course grade. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content. 

The final examination = 30 points or 30% of the course grade.  Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.

The discussion questions = 28 points or 28% of the course grade. Responses are graded on a pass/fail basis. A passing grade will answer the question in a brief and grammatically correct manner. 

The comments on responses = 7 points or 7% of the course grade.  Each comment will agree, disagree or bring out additional points in a constructive manner with rationale. 

The response to a skills situation (located at the end of each chapter) or research paper = 10 points or 10% of the course grade. A skill response will answer each question based on the text and slide presentation content. A paper will define the topic, explain a way to implement it and provide references. A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct. 

The pop quiz = 3 points or 3% of the course grade. Each question is correct or incorrect. 

The course total = 100 points. 

An A requires 90-100% (90 points or higher);
a B requires 80-89% (80 to 89 points);
a C requires 70-79%(70 to 79 points);
a D requires 60-69% (60 to 69 points)
and an F will be given for 59% (59 or fewer points).


The comprehensive final is not a take home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book, closed notes exam.

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.

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.
Submission of Late Work Caused by An Emergency: Late work because of an emergency will only be accepted by approval of the Instructor and will be based on bona fide emergency situations. A 10% late penalty deduction may be taken from the earned score.

Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments, if accepted, will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.  
Please communicate with me regarding a late submission

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be supportive of each other in peer reviews and engage in open and honest discussions. 

Policy #1:  Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester.  Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date. 

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.

When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, 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 will be viewable 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": 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.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
 
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.  

If you experience computer difficulties, need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the  button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.  

If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact me  immediately.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1
Read Chapters 1 & 2
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 2
Read Chapters 3 & 4
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 3
Read Chapters 5 & 6
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 4
Read Chapter 7
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
Complete the mid-term exam
WEEK 5
Read Chapters 8, 9, & 10
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 6
Read Chapters 11, 12, & 13
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 7
Read Chapter 14
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
WEEK 8
Course Review for Final Exam
Read and interact with the class
Participate in the class discussion
Conduct the self-check
Complete the quiz
Complete the final exam

The response to a skills situation (located at the end of each chapter) or
research paper = 10 points or 10% of the course grade. A skill response will answer each question based on the text and slide presentation content. A paper will define the topic,
explain a way to implement it and provide references. A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct.
 

 

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 .

Additional Information:


Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.            


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.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.           


For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.



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Last Updated:5/15/2007 3:07:15 PM