IS205 Managing Information Systems

for S2SS 2005

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CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems RA
FacultyParsons, John Frances
TitleAdjunct Instructor, Managing Information Systems
Office LocationBldg 208/Room 41, Randolph AFB, Texas  78150
Office HoursMonday through Saturday:  9:00-7:00pm
Daytime Phone210-381-6858
Other Phone210-785-4009
Web Page
Semester Dates14 March - 08 May 2005
Class DaysTuesday and Thursday
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Kenneth C. Laudon. &  Jane P. Laudon.  Management Information Systems.  Eight Edition.  Upper Saddle River: New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2004.  ISBN: 0-13-122684-3.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:  I have an interactive educational philosophy based on lectures, readings, self-study, dialogues, examinations, article reviews, and exploration of business web sites.  I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputation learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

1.  Identify the skills that a manager of Information  
   Systems requires to successfully lead a team in
   development or maintenance of an Information System.
2.  Be able to identify an information system and its  
   individual components.
3.  Determine types of decision making at each level in
   the organization.
4.  Identify various types of Information systems, both
   traditional and modern.
5.  Identify the strategic value of creating an
   information technology infrastructure and
   collaborative environment to various organizations.
6.  Understand the impact of the information technology on
   organizations and how to manage various aspects
   created by implementation of technology.  Such
   management issues should include: change  
   management, security/control, ethical/social impact,
   international impact, quality management and
   system development.
7.  Experience teamwork and the importance of working
   collaboratively and cooperatively with others.

Course Assessment:
Lesson assignments, class participation, Homework,
Mid-Term Examination, and a Final Comprehensive Examination.

Mid-Term Examination: 35 points
Final Comprehensive Examination 50 points
Class Participation (Homework & Attendance: 15 points

The grading scale for this class is:

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

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due at the start of the assigned class period.
a.  Late Homework:  Late assignments may be subject to a lowered score.  Students missing class are   advised to try and turn-in assignment prior to their absence.
b.  Make-up Examinations:  Make-up examinations will only be given with a valid excused absence and approved by the instructor.  All make-up tests must be scheduled before the next class session or a zero will be given for the exam.  If a make-up test is granted, I will schedule a day for taking the missed exam.  
c.  Incompletes:  As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given.  Incomplete grades will not be given for student laziness (i.e. work not in on time; missing exams; student missing final…etc.) Exceptions to the rule do exist, however: If a death in the student's immediate family (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) affects the overall performance of the student in the course or if the student misses a significant portion of the class due to their hospitalization, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete and make up the work prior to 05 May 2005.  The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstances.  
d.  Withdraws:  The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student.  If you wish to change your status in this course, be sure that you file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the appropriate deadlines.  If you wish to drop, do not just stop coming to class!!!!  Get to the Campus Center Director and file a withdrawal slip.  I will continue to consider you part of this Class until notified otherwise by the Campus Center Director.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.  I expect you to read the syllabus and to make yourself aware of all requirements and deadlines     associated with this class.  
2.  Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss  them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Also, every aspect of the assigned readings will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.                  
3.  I am easygoing, but I will not tolerate unnecessary disruptions.  You must respect other students' right  to learn.    
4.  I expect you to ask for help, if you need it.  The instructor is available outside of class to help you, but you must initiate the contact.  The sooner you seek help, the better!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week Topic(s) Reading/ Homework
#1 (Class #1)-15 March--Review Syllabus & Class policies.  Chapter 1: Managing the Digital Firm Read Chapter 1
#1 (Class #2)-17 March--Chapter 2;  Information Systems in the Enterprise Read Chapter 2
#2 (Class #3)-22 March--Chapter 3: Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy   Read Chapter 3;Do Case Study: “What Happened to Kmart?” & Internet Assignment.
#2(Class #4)-24 March--Chapter 4: The Digital Firm:  Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce   Read Chapter 4
#3(Class #5)-29 March--Chapter 5: Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm Read Chapter5; Do Case Study: “The FBI & Digital Surveillance:..”  & Internet Assignment.
#3(Class #6)-31 March--Chapter 6: Managing Hardware and Software Assets Read Chapter 6
#4(Class #7)-05 April--Mid-Term Examination, Chapters 1 - 6 None
#4(Class #8)07-April--Chapter 7: Managing Data Resources Read Chapter 7
#5(Class #9)-12 April--Chapter 8:  Telecommunications and Networks Read Chapter 8
#5(Class #10)-14 April--Chapter 9:  The Internet and the New Information Technology Infrastructure Read Chapter 9
#6(Class #11)-19 April--Chapter 10:  Management and Organizational Support Systems for the Digital Firm Read Chapter 10 & Internet Assignment
#6(Class #12)-21 April--Chapter 11:  Enhancing Management Decision Making for the Digital Firm Read Chapter 11
#7(Class #13)-26 April--Chapter 12:  Building Information Systems in the Digital Firm Read Chapter 12
#7(Class #14)-28 April--Chapter 13:  Understanding the Business Value of Systems and Managing Change; Chapter 14: Information Systems Security and Control Read Chapters 13 & 14
#8(Class #15)-03 May--Chapter 15:  Managing International Information Systems Read Chapter 18
#8(Class #16)-05 May--Final Comprehensive Examination Chapters 1-15 None

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="">
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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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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:
===========================================================Add/Drop Dates:  March 14, 2005 - March 21, 2005
===========================================================Withdrawal Dates:  March 22, 2005 to April 17, 2005

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