MG365 Organizational Behavior

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MG 365 Organizational Behavior


F1AA 2008 LC


Wright, Angela D.


Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Academic Director


BS Management/Human Resources
MS Human Resources
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/Administer and Assessment

Office Location

Phone and e-mail

Office Hours

Wednesday 1600-1730

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

210-260-7421 (Cell)


Semester Dates

Aug 18 - Oct 12, 08

Class Days


Class Time



MG 352

Credit Hours


Management of Organizational Behavior Leading Human Resources, Ninth Edition, Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson, Prentice Hall  ISBN 139780131441392

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Course Description:
(PS 374) Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. PREREQUISITE: MG 352. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is for students to interact and exchange ideas in support of the lecture and assigned reading.  Measurement of knowledge and application of material taught will be through class participation, class presentation, paper, quizzes and exams.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Illustrate what a manager can do to diagnose and improve motivation. (Application)
  2. Differentiate between leadership and management and tell when each is appropriate in an organization. (Analysis)
  3. Assess the impact of Situational Leadership methods on organizational performance (Evaluation)
  4. Analyze the types of informal and formal communication in organizations (Analysis)
  5. Examine how effective teams are part of a competitive strategy (Analysis)
  6. Evaluate the skills necessary in conducting change processes within an organization (Evaluation)

Core Assessment:

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 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 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.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Students will read all material prior to coming to class and be prepared to participate in class discussion and answer questions.  Each student will be required to accomplish a class presentation, paper, quizzes, midterm exam and a comprehensive final exam.


Midterm exam = 100 points/25% of the grade
Comprehensive Final Exam = 120 points/30% of grade
Quizzes = 60 points total (20 points each) 15% of grade
Class Paper = 40 points/10% of grade
Class Presentation = 10 points/2.5% of grade                
Class Participation = 70 points**[( Excluding class nights when the Midterm and Comprehensive Final will be given)] five (5) points per class night /17.5% of grade
     1.   Breakdown of Class Participation Points
          a.  Class Attendance = 2 1/2 points
          b.  Participation = 2 1/2 points

Grading of class participation will be determined by a student actively participating in discussions (expressing their viewpoint, and giving examples) and being prepared to discuss the reading.

**Unexcused absences will result in a deduction of five (5) participation points for the class that is missed.

360-400 = A
320-359 = B
280-319 = C
240-279 = D
240 and below = 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:

Late submissions as a result of an unexcused absence:

Quizzes will be lowered by five (5) points

Exams will be lowered by 10 points

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes, to include those that are rescheduled (if necessary).  You are expected to arrive on time and stay during the entire class.  The instructor will be notified in advance by phone (followed-up with an e-mail) or via e-mail if you are unable to attend class.  Five class participation points will be deducted for unexcused absences.  More than three (3) unexcused absences are deemed excessive and will result in an Involuntary Withdrawal and a failing grade.  Make-up exams are permitted only for excused absences.  Excused absences will be supported by documention, i.e. TDY orders, Doctor's note.  Cell phones will be turned off during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

8/19 Chapter 1 Chapter to be read prior to class
8/21 Chapter 2 Chapter to be read prior to class
8/26 Chapter 3/Quiz Chapter to be read prior to class
8/28 Chapter 4  Chapter to be read prior to class
9/2 Chapter 5Quiz Chapter to be read prior to class
9/4         Chapter 6 Chapter to be read prior to class
9/9   Diagnosing the environment  Review material instructor will pass out
9/11 Midterm Exam
9/16 Chapter 7 Chapter to be read prior to class
9/18 Chapter 8 Chapter to be read prior to class
9/23 Chapter 9 Chapter to be read prior to class
9/25 Chapter 10/Quiz Chapter to be read prior to class
9/30 Chapters 11  and 12     Paper due. Chapter to be read prior to class.
10/2 Lead Self/Others Assessment tools Class presentation due.
10/7 Review Class presentation due.
10/9   Comprehensive Final Exam

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 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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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: .


CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Essay questions requiring synthesis, analysis, evaluation and application with a maximum value of 40 points  per question. Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                               
Nearly all organizational behavior processes are perfectly identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 35 points or more per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes are identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 25 to 35 points per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes and not correctly identified nor are they related to outcomes.  Average of 15 to 25 points per essay question. Few organizational behavior processes are recognized and none are related to outcomes.  Average of less than 15 points per essay question. 
Essay question responses demonstrate content and technical skill in  communicating.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                                                                     
Nearly all definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described are incorrect or do not relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Few definitions and behavioral models are correctly described and none  relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. 
Outcomes that examine recognition and use of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions, and concepts using multiple choice questions with a maximum score of 100 points.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                        
Student demonstrates complete understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 90 points or more. Student demonstrates   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score 70 to 89 points. Student demonstrates little   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 50 to 69 points. Student does not demonstrate an understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions or concepts.  Score is less than 49 points. 


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