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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Estes, Kari M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 271 Principles of Supervision

Semester

F2V 2009 GO

Faculty

Estes, Kari M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Marketing
Master of Arts in Organizational Management
Working on PhD in Business Administration/ Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Office Location

281 Flightline Ave Rm 14

Daytime Phone

325-654-4082

Other Phone

325-659-0416

E-Mail

kari.estes@park.edu

karitib@hotmail.com

Class Days

--TWR--

Class Time

11:00 - 12:45 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Rue & Byars, Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

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Course Description:
MG271 Principles of Supervision: 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:
Welcome to Principles of Supervision (MG271).  As outlined by Rue and Byars, in Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, supervision is essential in the business world. The main goals of this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the principles of supervision with emphasis on applying those principles in case studies analysis and "real world" situations.

Together, we will learn the key principles used in supervision and the impact this has on a company. We will use readings, videos, lectures, case studies, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools.

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.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

 

Attendance:  Class attendance will receive full credit; absence receives no credit. (100 pts)

Participation:  During the term, each individual student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of the participation to the class discussions and activities. (100 pts)

Examinations:  Examinations are to be taken in-class, and are closed-book and closed-notes tests. 

            Mid-term exam. (200 pts)

Core Assessment: Criteria will be posted with the case on the class web site.  (300 pts)

Final exam Examinations are to be taken in-class, and are closed-book and closed-notes tests. (300 points)

Comprehensive Core Assessment Final must be worth at least 30% of the final grade.

The final is CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTE and is not a take home exam.

Grading:

 

The final grade will be determined using the following categories:
Attendance                                              10%
Class participation                                  10%
Mid-term examination                             20%
Core assessment                                   30%
Final exam                                               30%
Total                                                       100%
 
 
Grading Scale

A =

 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)

B =

 80-89% (or 800 to 899.9 points)

C = 

 70-79% (or 700 to 799.9 points)

D =

 60-69% (or 600 to 699.9 points)

F =

 < 60% (599.9 or fewer points)

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 6.   Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

In the case of bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member, students should fax a doctor's statement with phone number to the instructor. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Policy #1:  Submission of Work: 

If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Policy #2: Ground Rules

No food or drinks in the classroom except for water.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:   Introduction to the course and Foundations of Supervision

Assignments:
 Read chapters 1-3

Class activities:  Discuss syllabus and assignment schedule; demonstrate eCompanion, discuss supervision and decision making.

Week 2:  Foundations of Supervision,Contemporary Issues, and Planning

Assignments:  Read chapters 4-7

Class activities:  Discuss communications, motivations, inovation, and work politics.

Week 3:   Planning and Organizing skills

Assignments:  Read chapters 8-10 & review for the mid-term

Class activities:  Discuss planning, time management, organizing, and teams.

Week 4:   Midterm & Staffing Skills

Assignments:
 Midterm & read chapters 11-12

Class activities:  Discuss staffing,training, and equal oppurtunity.

Week 5:   Staffing and Leadership Skills 

Assignments:  Read chapters 13-16

Class activities:  Discuss support, leadership concepts, techniques of stress management, and performance apprisals.

Week 6:   Leadership & Controlling Skills 

Assignments:  Read 17-20

Class activities:  Discuss labor relations, controlling concepts, productivity, and a safe work environment.

Week 7: Testing your knowledge

Class activities:  Review notes on core objectives and case analysis; complete core assessment.

Week 8:  Demonstrating your knowledge of the concepts

Class activities:  Review and final exam.
 
* Specific dates for each of the weekly activities will be posted in the course schedule on the eCompanion web site.
 
* The instructor reserves the right to revise, alter, or change this schedule for unforseen or extenuating circumstances.

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.

  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 "F".
  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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents a solution that fully develops all aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution that only develops three aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution that only develops two aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution develops less than two aspects of situational leadership. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents a solution(s) that fully develops all four learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that only develops three learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that only develops two learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that develops less than two learning outcomes. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fully develops solutions to all five of the problems presented in the case. Fully develops solutions to al least four of the problems presented in the case. Fully develops solutions to at least three of the problems presented in the case. Fails to develop solutions to less than three of the problems presented in the case. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. With some modifications the case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. With substantial modifications the case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. Case analysis represents unacceptable solutions. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Correctly uses all of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses no more than two items of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses more than two items of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses more than four items of the discipline specific terminology. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No errors in writing conventions, One to three errors in writing conventions, Four to six errors in writing conventions, Seven or more errors in writing conventions, 
First Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case study uses five or more examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study uses three or four examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study uses one or two examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study does not use any examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. 

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