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MG 268 Office Administration
Hammond, Douglas J.


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.
CourseMG 268 Office Administration HI
SemesterS2QQ2005
FacultyHammond, Douglas J.
TitleAdjunct Professor
Other Phonecell-718-4650
E-Maildoughammond@park.edu
doughammond@yahoo.com
Semester Dates14 March to 8 May 2005
Class DaysTues/Thurs
Class Time4:30 - 7:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
"Administrative Office Management"; Odgers, Pattie,Ed.D; 13th edition, copyright 2005


Course Description:
Layout and organization of an office, design and control of equipment and supplies; business information processing systems; human relations; and cost reduction.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, and the use of the internet. 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:
1.  Discuss the basic concepts and trends in administration office management, including tradional office management practices, emerging elements of management and practices, administrative management resource areas and restructured office systems and training needs.  
2.  Discuss leadership and communication skills in business environments, including groups, teams and conflict issues.  
3.  Discuss managing human resources in the office.  These resources include staffing and on-the-job employee practices, as well as work ethics and business etiquette issues.
4.  Explain how to manage computer, telecommunications and office network systems.
5.  Discuss the concept of connectivity with Internet Services and managing distant workers.
6.  Discuss the trends and challenges in administrative office management as a result of new technology.  

Course Assessment:
Assessment of learning, as stated in the course objectives listed earlier, in the form of examinations and submission of all case studies at the end of each chapter.  Student must be prepared to talk on one of the first two studies.  The third case problem is an Internet reasearch Activity and is intended for the student to surf the web in order to supplement chapter material with the most recently published research about issues, products, or services.

Grading:
Exam #1 - 25%    Exam #2 - 25%   Exam #3 - 25%
Case Studies - 20%      Class Participation - 5%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late...unless prior arrangements have been made due to extremely unforseen circumstances.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade lower for each day late.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones may be on during class time, but please put them on vibrate.  to answer the call, please leave the room.
Any presentations by the student may use the technology of their choice.  The student is responsible for obtaining their own equipment and making sure that it works during the course of the presentation
No children shall be brought to class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Tues - 15 Mar   Intro, Chap 1

Thurs  17 Mar   Chap 2

Tues   22 Mar   Chap 3

Thurs  24 Mar   Chap 4

Tues   29 Mar   Chap 5

Thurs  31 Mar   Test #1

Tues    5 Apr   Chap 6

Thurs   7 Apr   Chap 7

Tues   12 Apr   Chap 8

Thurs  14 Apr   Chaps 9 & 10

Tues   19 Apr   Test 2

Thurs  21 Apr   Chaps 11, 12, 13

Tues   26 Apr   Chap 14

Thurs  28 Apr   Chaps 15 & 16

Tues    3 May   Chaps 19 & 20

Thurs   5 May   Test 3

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:
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="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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