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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Earl,Robert D.


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

IS 205 Managing Information Systems

Semester

F1QQ 2007 HI

Faculty

Earl,Robert D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Computer Resources and Information Management
B.S. Information Systems Management
CISSP/MCSE/CNE

Office Location

HILL AFB

Office Hours

Anytime by Email or Phone

Daytime Phone

801-525-3966

Other Phone

435-730-2856

E-Mail

robert.earl@park.edu

roearl@gmail.com

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Essential of Business Information Systems 7th Edition

Jane P. Laudon
Kenneth C. Laudon

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2005
Format: Kit/Package/ShrinkWrap;
ISBN 0-13-008734-3

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
This course introduces the student to information systems concepts and the management concerns of information technology. The course focuses on the components, types, and management concerns of information systems which, when combined, support an enterprise.Students will explore the enterprise perspective on controlling the use of information systems and understanding project changes, risk, and quality management. 3:0:3. Suggested Prerequisite: CS 140.

Educational Philosophy:

This educator'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, encouraging the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. Identify an information system and its individual components
  3. Determine types of decision making at each level in the organization.
  4. Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern.
  5. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations.
  6. Explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Such management issues should include: change management, security/ control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management and system development.
  7. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.


Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all IS205 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories and five sets of questions in the final exam:
 
 

Critical thinking:

Synthesis

Analysis

Evaluation

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, )

 

 

Given a topic identify management skills required to lead an IS development or maintenance team and the types of decision making at each organizational level. Topics covered include stages of developing an information system, characteristics of information system maintenance, information system management, skills needed as a development team leader, skills needed as a maintenance team leader, decisions at the executive level of an organization, decisions at the middle level of an organization, and decisions at the lowest level of an organization. Multiple choice questions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Communication:

 

(relevant learning outcome – 6)

 

 

Given a topic explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Topics covered include change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management, and system development. Multiple choice questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Key Discipline:

Concepts

Terminology

Application:

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4 )

Given a topic identify the information systems characteristics and individual components along with various types of traditional and modern information systems. Topics will include the meaning of system, how information becomes an information system, components of an information system, types of information systems, types of information systems, traditional information systems, and modern information systems. Multiple choice questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Technical skills:

Whole Artifact

Component

Relationship

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 5, 7)

Given a topic identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and a collaborative environment in organizations. Topics will include the meaning of strategic value, meaning of information technology infrastructure, strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, meaning of collaborative environment, value of collaborative environments to organizations, examples of information technology infrastructure, value of teamwork in information system management, and strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. Multiple choice questions 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Critical Thinking:

Communications:

Key Discipline:

Technical Skills:

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Given a topic write a short answer essay. Topics will include steps in the systems life cycle, effect of an enterprise system on the organization, similarities and differences between traditional and modern information systems, key parts of an information system project plan. Short answer questions 31, 32, 33, 34 are counted as ten points each out of a total of one hundred points.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success: 

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

Discussions
Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment.  Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community.  “Participation” means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the course development.  

Quizzes
All quizzes for this class are multiple choice questions.  The quizzes are open book and open notes, and performed online.  

Exams
All exams for this class are multiple choice questions.  The mid-term exam is open book and open notes, and performed online.  The final exam is open book and open notes, but will be proctored.  

Grading:

Course Grading Scale:

A = 90- 100% (900 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (800 to 899 points)
C = 70-79% (700 to 799 points)
D = 60-69% (600 to 699 points)
F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)

Class Assessment:
Assignments % of Grade
Review Questions & Quizzes 15.0%
Discussions  10.0%
Case Studies  15.0%
Examinations (2) 60.0%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of course work is not allowed.

No incompletes will be given in this class -- please plan accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

It is expected that each learner will treat each other with respect. Lively discussion and information exchange is encouraged but it must be done within the bounds of good behavior and respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Week 1
- Monday
Discussion Chapter 1 - Business Information Systems in your Career
Homework Due 8/22/2007
Review Questions 1.1-1.12 pg. 32
Business Problem-Solving Case: Can the Music Industry Change Its Tune? pg. 34

Week 1 -
Discussion Chapter 2 - E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due 8/27/2007
Review Questions 2.1-2.16 pg. 69
Business Problem-Solving Case: Can Information Systems Help Danaher Work Leaner pg. 71

Week 2 - Monday
Discussion Chapter 3 - Achieving Competitive Advantage with Information Systems
Homework Due 8/29/2007
Review Questions 3.1-3.15 pg. 101
Business Problem-Solving Case: Can Blockbuster Stand Up to Netflix? pg.103

Week 2 - Wednesday
Discussion Chapter 4 - Information Technology Infrastructure
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due 9/3/2007
Review Questions 4.1-4.18 pg. 142
Business Problem-Solving Case: JP Morgan Chase Shifts IT Outsourcing into Reverse pg. 145

Week 3 - Monday
Discussion Chapter 5 - of Business Intelligence: Database and Information Management
Homework Due 9/5/200
Review Questions 5.1 - 5.15 pg. 173
Business Problem-Solving Case: The FBI Abandons Its Virtual Case System pg.175

Week 3 - Wednesday
Discussion Chapter 6 - Telecommunications, the Internet and Wireless Technology
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due: 9/10/2007
Review Questions 6.1-6.18 pg. 218
Business Problem-Solving Case: Google Takes on the World pg. 220

Week 4 - Monday
Mid-Term Exam - Chapters 1 thru 6; Due 9/12/2997 @ midnight MST
Discussion Chapter 7 - Securing Information Systems

Week 4 - Wednesday
Discussion Chapter 7 - Securing Information Systems (cont.)
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due: 9/17/2007
Review Questions: 7.1-7.17 pg. 253
Business Problem-Solving Case: Mastercard and CardSystems: The Worst Data Theft Ever? pg. 256

Week 5 - Monday
Discussion Chapter 8 - Achieving operational Excellence and Customer Intamacy: Enterprise Applications
Homework Due 9/19/2007
Review Questions 8.1 -8.15 pg. 285
Business Problem-Solving Case: Philip Morris International's Supply Chain Dilemma pg. 287

Week 5 -
Discussion Chapter 9 - E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due: 9/24/2007
Review Questions 9.1-9.15 pg. 320
Business Problem-Solving Case: Can eBay keep it up? pg. 322

Week 6 - Monday
Discussion Chapter 10 - Improving Decision Making and Managing Knowledge
Homework Due: 9/26/007
Review Questions 10.1 -110.18 pg. 359
Business Problem-Solving Case: Can Information Systems Make Your Doctor Better? pg. 362

Week 6 -
Discussion Chapter 11 - Building Information Systems
Current Event related to the topic- Bring to discuss in class
Homework Due: 10/1/2007
Review Questions 11.1 -11.18 pg. 397
Business Problem-Solving Case: Comair's Crew Scheduling System Breaks Down pg. 398

Week 7 - Monday
Discussion Chapter 12 - Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
Homework Due: 10/3/2007
Review Questions 12.1 -12.15 pg. 427
Business Problem-Solving Case: Should we Trust ChoicePoint with our Personal Data? pg 429

Week 8 - Monday
Review for Final Exam
Present Current Events that relate to the topics in the class

Week 8 -
Final Exam - Chapters 7 thru 12
Class Evaluation

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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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Last Updated:6/20/2007 8:46:43 PM