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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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