MG 365 Organizational Behavior
F2FF 2008 FA
BS Military Science, USAFAMS Management, Troy State University
Education Center Classroom TBD
Tuesday - Thursday 1:30 - 5:00 PM and by appointment.
244-2020 Message only.
20 October - 14 December 2008
1700 - 1940
Textbook: Hersey, Paul; Kenneth H. Blanchard, and Dewey E. Johnson, "Management of Organizational Behavior; Leading Human Resources." 9th Ed. Pearson - Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2001.
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An organizational behavior class should stress application of the material learned to the real world of the organizations where the student lives and works. Students should be able to use this course to better understand the workings of their various organizations. The assessment in the course will be based on applying the information learned to the real world. The class will be taught using a combination of lecture and discussion of real situations plus completion and discussion of results of student projects. Students are expected to read assigned material prior to scheduled classes.
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 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 RubricClass Assessment:
Students are required to attend class regularly and report absences ahead of time if possible. Students will be involved in the discussion of each presentation. Students will complete 3 to 5 quizzes. The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. Students will complete a current event report on an article from a professional management journal. Students will also complete two chapter application reports on how the information in two selected chapters applies to their organization or place of employment. The course project is a report on the six most useful things learned from this course with an explanation of how the student will apply this information to their organization or another orgainzation with which the student is familiar. The course project, current event and the chapter application reports will be oral and written presentations.
Grading: The course will be graded based on the following allocation; Attendance & Participation 10 % or 100 points, current event 10 % or 100 points, “chapter applications” 10 % 100 points each for 20% or 200 points total, Course project 15% or 150 points, quizzes 15% or 150 points, final exam 30 % or 300 points, Total scores of 90 to 100 % will be considered an A, 80 to 89 will receive a B, 70 to 79 will receive a C, 60 to 69 will receive a D. Any score below 60 %/points will be failing.
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 work will be automatically deducted 10% for each class period that it is late. Simply informing the instructor that you will not be ready does not preclude this deduction.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
If a student knows in advance of an absence, they should discuss the absence and class schedule ahead of time. Students are expected to have read the assigned material before class, and should have questions prepared ahead of time. Students are expected to treat classmates with respect at all times.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK STUDY ASSIGNMENT WORK COMPLETED/TURN IN.
1 Syllabus - Read Ch. 1 - 4 Complete class assignment schedule.
2 Read Ch. 5 - 8 Current events 1 - 3, Ch. Report 2 - 4
3 Read Ch. 9 - 12 Current events 4 - 6 Ch. Report 5 - 7
4 Read Ch. 13 -16 Current events make up Ch. Reports 8 - 10
5 Reading make up Ch. Reports 11 - 13,
6 Ch. Reports 14 - 16, Course Projects 1 - 3
7 Review Course Projects 4 - 6, Make up reports
8 Review Make up reports 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Assigned work will be due when the student returns from any absences. Please inform instructor of any absences ASAP.
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 .
Additional Information:If you are on T.A., and if you stop attending class, YOU MUST drop the class through the Education Center. Failure to do so will result in the requirement of repaying the Air Force for the course. The Instructor must drop you from the class after two weeks of unexcused absences, however, this will NOT save you from repayment for the course. Any unexcused absence will preclude your opportunity of taking an incomplete and additional time to complete the course.
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