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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Fant, Stephen


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

U1T 2007 DLA

Faculty

Fant, Stephen

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Associates in Business Administration
Bachelors in Business Administration
Masters in Management

Office Location

online

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 1800-2200

Daytime Phone

(573) 596-1275

Other Phone

(573) 364-6077

E-Mail

Stephen.Fant@park.edu

Semester Dates

4 June - 29 July 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Text: Supervision: Key link to Productivity, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill, New York,NY, 2007

Author: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars.
ISBN: 0073054399

 

Additional Resources:

Software Requirements:  486 processor or greater, 56K dial-up modem or greater, Windows based operation system with MS Word or compatible software.

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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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, case studies, internet, 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.

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:

Examinations, quizzes, case studies, projects and papers.

Grading:

 

 

Assignment

Points/% of Grade

Due Date

Class Participation-

Discussion Questions

 Peer Review



Team Presentation

14%

 





5%

  Weeks 1-7

 





  Week 4/8

Skill Builder

12%

  Week 1- 7

Lesson Learned

8%

  Week 1-7

Case Study

20%

  Week 7

Team Research Paper

11%

  Weeks 4/8

Mid Term Examination

10%

  Week 4

Final Examination

20%

   Week 8

Total                                                                                                          100%

                               


Participation/Discussion Questions/Peer Review - 62 points total                                

Skill Builder - 53 points total                                

Lessons Learned - 35 points total                               

Team Presentations - 22 points total                                

Team Research paper – 48 points total

Case Study - 88 points total

Midterm Examination - 44 points total

Final Examination - 88 points total   (
Note that 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).

                                Total = 440 points

 

 

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 assignments will be deducted at a rate of 10% per day late.  So if you would have received a 100 on an assignment- but it was turned in 2 days late...you will receive an 80 on the assignment. Final exams will not be accepted after the last day of the semester (unless an incomplete is coordinated).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

Online Course Policies: 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 either 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 your instructor immediately. Policy #4: 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 American 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 the criteria for special assistance and Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Assignment schedule  

 

Week 1: Foundations of Supervision  

 

  • Readings:
    • Read Chapters 1 through 3.
  • Class Activities: Introduction to online computer discussion learning. Introduction and discussion of syllabus/assignment schedule. Course overview.
    • Join a Learning Team: Click on one of the learning team rooms under the course homepage and join a learning team. Member will join by entering the team room and announcing their membership.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements: Respond to the posted discussion question within the discussion thread and reply to at least two of your peer's postings.
  • 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.
  • Team Research Paper: Submit no later than Friday of week one your tentative research topic to the instructor via email. The topic may be any subject area from the text that encompasses the lessons outlined in this syllabus.
 

 


Week 2: Contemporary Issues  

 

  • Readings:
    • Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6.
  • 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.
  • Skill Builder: Respond to at least one of the skill building questions, submit final response to the appropriate drop box.
  • 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.
  • Research paper: submit your thesis statement in the appropriate team learning room NLT Saturday of Week two for approval.
  • Directions for Individual Case Study: I will send you directions for the individual case study (due week 7 7) by the end of this week.

Week 3: Planning and Organizing Skills  

 

Readings:  

 

Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10.  

 

· 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.  

 

· Skill Builder: Respond to at least one of the skill building questions, submit final response to the appropriate drop box.  

 

 

 

· 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.  

 

· Research paper: submit your thesis statement in the appropriate team learning room NLT Saturday of Week two for approval.  

 


Week 4: Midterm Exam & Draft Research / Presentation Submission  

 

  • Readings:
    • None
  • Mid-Term Exam: Complete your Midterm Exam No Later Than Sunday Midnight. You will have two hours to complete the exam. This Mid-term will cover chapters 1-10. You may use you text and notes to complete this exam.
  • Draft Research / Presentation: Submit your draft research paper and 15 slide presentation to the appropriate drop box
  • Lesson Learned: This is a cumulative lessons learned...Summarize the key learning from chapter 1-10 and suggest how you will implement these lessons into your everyday situation.
 

 


Week 5: Staffing Skills  

 

  • Chapter 11, 12, and 13.
  • 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.
  • Skill Builder: Respond to at least one of the skill building questions, submit final response to the appropriate drop box.
  • 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 6: Leading  

 

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 14 & 15.
  • Weekly Discussion Statements. Respond to at least one statement from the chapter threads and reply to at least two of your peer's postings. We will look at directives in both clarity and distribution; work groups and teams; morale; and diversity.
  • 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.
  • Homework: Case study #3: Submit work in designated basket in the drop box. Remember to briefly summarize the case and to answer each question thoroughly.

Week 7: Controlling Skills  

 

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 18, 19, and 20.
  • 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.
  • Skill Builder: Respond to at least one of the skill building questions; submit final response to the appropriate drop box.
  • Case Study: Submit your case study to the appropriate drop box.
  • 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 8: Course Completion  

 

  • Readings:
    • Students are encouraged to browse web sites and references to enhance your knowledge of supervision.
  • Class Activities: You will be taking your proctored final exam this week. Once you have scheduled the exam, post a message in my office that informs me of the date and time. You will also be submitting your Final Team Research Paper and PowerPoint presentation.
  • Cumulative Lessons Learned: Make a final Lessons Learned entry discussing what you feel are the most valuable lessons that you learned throughout the course. Replies to other students' postings are not required, but I encourage you to read them as they may be very insightful.
  • Research Paper/PowerPoint Presentation. Submit your final team research paper and PowerPoint presentation no later than Friday 12 pm Midnight to the designated basket in the drop box.
  • Complete the final examination with your proctor. I must have the test in my hands by close of business on Friday of week eight. Unless you have circumstances that have been prearranged with me, I will not accept tests after that time.
  • Complete and submit the online Student Opinion Survey for the Course.


 

 

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 .

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