MG 375 Production and Operations Management
S1A 2010 BE
Management/ Adjunct Faculty
MBA - McCombs School of Business, UT AustinMA - Oriental Language, Literature and Culture, UT Austin
Oct 19 to Dec 13, 2009
8:00 - 10:40 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Education provides the tools to learn how to approach various scenarios, dilemmas and opportunities in the future. As such, the method we use to approach the information provided in the classroom is critical. We learn from primary sources, such as our classroom discussions, lectures and first person research; and secondary sources such as our texts and web sites with synthesized research. We then analyze as individuals, discuss with our colleagues, explore best scenarios, and then determine a final approach and action. Outcomes are paramount in business and academia, so evaluations based on quizzes, exams, presentations and writing assignments are relied on heavily. The classroom mimics the world we experience outside academia so that the world outside academia can become our classroom.
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 375. 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:
All methods to assess student performance will focus around the material presented in the text and lectures, as well as case studies and various published articles. This will include class discussion, homework assignements, and two exams including the final. Students will be required to conduct outside research on current issues relevant to the lesson's topic to facilitate classroom discussion.
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The knowledge and insight each student brings to our discussions is invaluable. Respect for each other's opinions is vital - there is no 'right' answer to the evaluation of the cases or articles we will be analyzing. Please be ready to bring your perspective on the issues we discuss, critically analyze the observations of others, and approach this as a group problem solving session, not an opportunity to win a debate. And remember, if you are not in class to participate everyone's learning experience is diminished.
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
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