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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Kinsman, David W.


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

S2OO 2010 WO

Faculty

Kinsman, David W.

Degrees/Certificates

M.A.O.M.

Daytime Phone

(573) 337-0237

Other Phone

(417) 458-1323

E-Mail

dkinsman@park.edu

david.kinsman@us.army.mil

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

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

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WIll be provided by instructor

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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:
 We will use outside resources such as lectures, readings, and actual case studies. Each student
will be expected to obtain an understanding of the overall theory and applications of supervision and administration of personnel.  The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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:

Each exam will be 20 questions, each worth 5 points to equal 100.
Class participation will be 10% of grade 
Home work will be 30% of the grade
Midterm exam will be 30% of the grade 
Final exam will be 30% of the grade. 

A =90-100%
B =80-89%
C =70-79%
D =60-69%
F =Below 60
 

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:

Mid-term exam                     300                                               30

Final Exam                            300                                               30

Home Work                          300                                              30

Class Presentation                 100                                              10

TOTAL                    1000 possible points                 100%

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 submission of any home work or test will be accepted with a valid reason for the lateness. It will lose 10% points on its total grade however.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell Phones MUST be turned off during class time.
Textbook chapters assigned will be expected to have been read to facilitate class room discussion.
Home work will be expected weekly. If Home work is not complete,points will be lost on home work, along with point reduction on class participation, as without the homework being complete, class participation will be reduced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1                                                Introduction

                                                            Chapter 1: The Supervisor's Job

                                                            Chapter 2: Supervisory Challenges for the 21st Century

Week 2                                               Chapter 3: Establishing Goals

                                                            Chapter 4: Designing and Implementing Controls

                                                            Chapter 5: Problem Solving and Decision Making

                                                            CASE STUDY #1 DUE

 

Week 3                                                Chapter 6: Organizing an Effective Department

                                                            Chapter 7: Acquiring the Right People

                                                            Chapter 8: Appraising Employee Performance

                                                            CASE STUDY #2 DUE

                                                            REVIEW FOR MID-TERM EXAM

Week 4                                                Chapter 9: Motivating Your Employees

                                                            Chapter 10: Providing Effective Leadership

                                                            MID-TERM EXAM

Week 5                                                Chapter 11: Communicating Effectively

                                                            Chapter 12: Supervising Groups & Work Teams

                                                            CASE STUDY #3 DUE

 

Week 6                                                Chapter 13: Conflict, Politics & Negotiations

                                                            Chapter 14: Dealing with Change and Stress

                                                            CASE STUDY #4 DUE

Week 7                                               Chapter 15 Disciplining Employees

Chapter 16: The Supervisor's Role in Labor Relations

                                                            CASE STUDY #5 DUE

                                                            REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

Week 8                                               FINAL EXAM

                                                            Course Wrap-up

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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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