MG271 Principles of Supervision

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MG 271 Principles of Supervision


F1B 2007 BL


Ortiz, Juan J.,, Jr.


Sr. Adjunct Instructor


M.A. Management/Graduate Certificate Instructional System Specialist
BS Human Resources/Management
AA Liberal Arts

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX/ El Paso, TX

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

August 6 - September 30, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



Robbins & DeCenzo, Supervision Today! with self-assessment library, 5th edition, Prentice Hall 2007.
ISBN 0131726099

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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 goals of this course is to develop a comprehensive insight into the concepts of principles of supervision and the role of the supervisor.  Discussions of managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation and human skills are examined.

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:

Students are expected to read chapters prior to class meetings. Students will be evaluated based on the results of two (2) examinations, and a Case Study assigned by the instructor and classroom participation. The final is a closed book/note exam and is not a take-home final. The syllabus is subject to change; any changes will be announced in advance to allow the student proper preparation time.

Each student must pass the Comprehensive Core Assessment Final with a 60% or better to pass the course regardless of previous course work.




Grading Policy

The final course grade will be determined according to the following:


30% - Mid Term Exam (30 points)

30% - Final Exam (30 points)

20% - Case Study (20 points)

20% - Class Participation (20 points)

100%    -    100 Points

Course letter will be assigned as follows:

90-100 = A

80-89   = B

70-79   = C

60-69   = D

59 & below = F

Make up exams (alternate version) will be assigned by the instructor.  Students are highly encouraged to be present the night of exams.


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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

This will be handled on a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time, being habitually late is not acceptable. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”. Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade. Non attribution policy is in effect for all class meetings.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class meeting and examination schedule:
Week 1 Introduction / Chapters 1 & 2  


Week 2 Chapters 3 & 4
Week 3 Chapters 5, 6 & 7
Week 4 Mid-Term Exam / Chapter 8  


Week 5 Chapters 9 , 10, & 11  


Week 6 Chapter 12,13 & 14  


Week 7 Case Study Due / Chapter 15 & 16  


Week 8 Final Exam  


Examinations: There will be two examinations. The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.
30 August 2007 Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1-8
27 September 2006 Final Exam Chapters 9-16  


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 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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