MG 365 Organizational Behavior
U1T 2007 DLD
MS Degree, Human Resource Management and Development BS Degree, Business Management AS Degree, Nuclear Devices Technology
4 June - 29 July 2007
Textbook: Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th
ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN
0-13-017598-6The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. (It never fails to
amaze me how many companies do the wrong thing in managing people!) It
is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places.
While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding
Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are
available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can
subscribe on-line. Click here to subscribe online! Following this link
will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this
online course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you
directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks. Alternatively, you can send me
an e-mail that includes: First and last name, address (street, city,
state, zip), length of subscription you want, and the month and year
you expect to graduate. I'll transfer your information to a WSJ form
and send it to them. They will start delivery, usually in less than two
weeks, and will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 MG 365. 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: Case assignments, quizzes/tests, participation grade
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following
measurements: Homework Assignments/Group projects Mid Term Exam
Comprehensive Examination Instructor evaluation/class participation
which is made up of the following factors:
Points for the course: 1410 points or 100%
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:
Submission of Work:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am
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
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
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
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.
Readings: Read Chapters 1,
2, and 3 of the text.
• On-line Conference Assignments: Check into the Introductions thread in the
Course Home. Leave a brief introductory message telling me and your classmates
a little about yourself - where you are, your e-mail address, what experience
you have related to the course subject matter, and anything else you think
might be relevant to this course. Feel free to experiment. Try to get
comfortable with the format. ALSO, begin looking for people you can team with.
We'll use teams of 4 or 5 people each to do assignments starting this week if
you can get it together, but no later then next week. I recommend finding
someone with different experiences and background than you have so that you can
support each other. The sooner you get your team formed the better it will be
• Second go to the Lecture thread for a brief lecture
• Third go to the homework thread to find your weekly assignments
Text: Read Chapters 19, 20, and 21. Class Activities:
On-line Conference Assignments:
1. Work with your team to prepare thoughtful, insightful answers to the
questions and case situations posed. The assignment is due by Midnight of the
Sunday that follows the end of this week (week 7).
2. With the team, find a web site that relates to our topics this week and post
it in the conference. This means that each team is to find one web site for the
week. Use the Week 7 Discussion thread.
3. Weekly Discussion Questions/Writing Assignment:after you finish the readings
assigned for Week 7, look into the Assignment 7 thread in the conference for
questions and/or cases studies. I (your instructor) will post questions and/or
case studies for you to analyze and prepare answers/solutions. Team Leaders:
Consolidate your team's answers into one file with each member's name on it and
submit it to the instructor in the Dropbox, by Midnight of the Sunday that
follows the end of this week.
Week 8. Even though we are done with reading the text, this will be a busy
week. Class Activities: 1. Comprehensive Examinations will be
administered this week.
comprehensive final is not a take-home test." "The comprehensive
final is a closed book and closed notes exam." For all online courses, the
student must pass the final exam with 60% or better to pass the course.
time with your proctor to take the Examination so that it can be in my hands
not later than Saturday of this week (week 8). The exam will consist of 60
multiple choice questions. 2. Be sure your proctor sends your answer sheet to
me not later than Saturday. You must find a proctor who can send it
electronically, either via FAX or email. Snail mail is no longer acceptable. It
must be in my hands by Saturday midnight of week 8 as I must turn in grades by
Tuesday. This is your responsibility! 3. Please complete the Student Opinion
Survey form. 4. In the discussion thread for this week I have posted a brief
summary of an example of poor management. Now that you have finished this
course you surely have noted other examples. I'd like for you to post at least
one of your own examples of poor management in that thread. 5. Last, but not
least, I want each of you to assess each of your team member's contribution to
the team effort. You can make your comments directly to me via e-mail. This
evaluation will be part of the score each of you receives for class
participation. Other parts of this score are related to your individual
postings during the term - introductions, timeliness of assignments, following
instructions for homework and the examination, completing the Instructor and
Course evaluation, etc. * Everything must be to me by Midnight Saturday of this
week. Nothing submitted after this time can be considered for your grade!
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
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 .
Last Updated:5/18/2007 2:31:10 PM