MG 495 Business Policy
U1A 2008 BE
Lewis, Leslie H.
Assistant Professor of Management/HR
Post Grad Courses McComb School of Business-UT-AustinMBA Management/Psychology University of North TexasBBA Economics/Management Baylor BS Social Psychology Park University at Austin
Austin Center Rm 108
MW 1-10:40 PM
512-385-7275 Ext. 208
June 2 to July 27, 2008
5:10 - 7:50 PM
EC141, EC142, EC315, EN306B, FI360, MG260, MG352, and MK351 or permission of instructor
Wheelen Strategic Management and Business Policy, 11th edition, 2007, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 10: 013232346X ISBN: 13: 9780132323468
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Educational Philosophy: I develop each class with the idea that “We are all Life Time Learners” and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself. In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost participate each week in class. The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the assumption that the student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to participation. The student must satisfactorily complete all examinations, term paper, and homework which is developed to emphasis the course's Core Learning Outcomes. All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text, current news topics, and experiences.
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 MG495. This exam is worth at least 30 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 comprehensive 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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. There will be two exams given during the semester and will be made up of essay questions.
2. CASE project/presentation: Students are required to turn in a case analysis report from one to be assigned in week two.
3. CLASS PARTICIPATION:
Discussion policy: Students will receive eight points or one-half point per class for participation in class discussions. Only timely and relevant discussion will be evaluated positively. A lack of participation in class and case discussions will lead the instructor to conclude the student is not prepared to participate and could have a negative effect on the student's participation grade. Students are encouraged to bring and present to the class current HR/organizational/policy articles and organizational activities within their organizations. that they find for class discussion. The articles will help gain participation points. Of course, you must in class before you can participate in the class discussions. Students need to bring an article or Internet site related to the topic being discussed in each class period.
4. FINAL will cover Core Learning Objectives and will have a 2 hour time limit, be CLOSED BOOK and CLOSED NOTES. Also, the comprehensive final contains the requirements of the core assessment.
The following procedure is used to determine the course grade:
Essay Exam-Mid-Term 30% of grade (300 pts)
Essay Comp Exam-Final 30% of grade (300 pts)
Case Solution Paper (1) 20% of grade (200 pts)
Case Solution Presentation 5% of grade (50 pts)
Classroom Participation and Attendance 15% of grade (150 pts)
100% 1000 pts
The grading scale for this class is:
100-90 = A
89+-80 = B
79+-70 = C
69+-60 = D
Below 60 = F
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 30% 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.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no acceptation of late materials, unless deployed, or previous arrangements have been made with the professor. If given then:
If students miss the first exam, they will have one class period to take a makeup exam after returning to class. . Any make-up exam must be completed prior to the class's next meeting. The second (final) exam however, an “F” will be given unless the office approves the excuse for missing the exam. The student will need to provide a doctor's excuse, a note from work, or other documentation. If permission is granted, the student MUST get an appointment during week 8 from the office to get a time to take this proctored final exam. An appointment is also necessary to take the final exam early during week 8. Failure to take a make-up exam will result in a zero for that particular examination.
Reports and presentation will incur a reduction of 10 points per day for reports and 10 points per class session for presentations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Professional conduct expected. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it.
2. a. No interruption while learners are discussing and/or asking questions.
b. Class starts at the published time and attendance will be taken. No Exceptions!
c. Homework is due on the date given, not after.
d. You must be present for all presentations and exams!
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: To be posted on eCompanion by 1 June 2008.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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 .
I am Les Lewis and I will be your facilitator for this term in MG 495 Policy. As an educator my experience covers thirty years of adult education. I have twenty years at Park University as adjunct and currently as full time faculty at the Austin Center. I have also taught at St. Edwards University, Concordia University, Texas State University, and Austin Community College.
My industrial experience which spans 40 years includes positions in senior management, marketing, operations, manufacturing, and project management. All the firms have been “high tech” Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 firms. The organizations include Texas Instruments, Xerox, Tracor (BAE), Lockheed Martin, and Applied Materials. Most of these firms have been involved in DOD activities.
Xerox and Lockheed were unionized organizations. Currently, I belong to the faculty union at Park University.
Additionally, my wife and I, as well as our two sons have degrees from Park.
So welcome aboard. Now let's have fun AND learn.
Last Updated:5/1/2008 10:25:12 AM