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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Morris, Setoria


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

IS 205 Managing Information Systems

Semester

F1DD 2007 DC

Faculty

Morris, Setoria

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Pursuing a PhD in Organizational Management/Information Technology
Masters of Science in Information Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Office Location

Before and After class

Office Hours

Before and After class

Daytime Phone

614-863-9157

E-Mail

Setoria.Morris@park.edu

Semester Dates

F1DD 2007

Class Days

U----FS

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management Information Systems & Multimedia Student CD Package, 10/E
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Jane P. Laudon
Kenneth C. Laudon

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2007
Format: Kit/Package/ShrinkWrap; 736 pp

ISBN-10: 0132337746
ISBN-13: 9780132337748

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Course Description:
This course introduces the student to information systems concepts and the management concerns of information technology. The course focuses on the components, types, and management concerns of information systems which, when combined, support an enterprise.Students will explore the enterprise perspective on controlling the use of information systems and understanding project changes, risk, and quality management. 3:0:3. Suggested Prerequisite: CS 140.

Educational Philosophy:

This educator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner, encouraging the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. 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. Explain the impact of 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. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.


Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all IS205 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories and five sets of questions in the final exam:
 
 

Critical thinking:

Synthesis

Analysis

Evaluation

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, )

 

 

Given a topic identify management skills required to lead an IS development or maintenance team and the types of decision making at each organizational level. Topics covered include stages of developing an information system, characteristics of information system maintenance, information system management, skills needed as a development team leader, skills needed as a maintenance team leader, decisions at the executive level of an organization, decisions at the middle level of an organization, and decisions at the lowest level of an organization. Multiple choice questions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Communication:

 

(relevant learning outcome – 6)

 

 

Given a topic explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Topics covered include change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management, and system development. Multiple choice questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Key Discipline:

Concepts

Terminology

Application:

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4 )

Given a topic identify the information systems characteristics and individual components along with various types of traditional and modern information systems. Topics will include the meaning of system, how information becomes an information system, components of an information system, types of information systems, types of information systems, traditional information systems, and modern information systems. Multiple choice questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Technical skills:

Whole Artifact

Component

Relationship

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 5, 7)

Given a topic identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and a collaborative environment in organizations. Topics will include the meaning of strategic value, meaning of information technology infrastructure, strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, meaning of collaborative environment, value of collaborative environments to organizations, examples of information technology infrastructure, value of teamwork in information system management, and strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. Multiple choice questions 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Critical Thinking:

Communications:

Key Discipline:

Technical Skills:

 

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Given a topic write a short answer essay. Topics will include steps in the systems life cycle, effect of an enterprise system on the organization, similarities and differences between traditional and modern information systems, key parts of an information system project plan. Short answer questions 31, 32, 33, 34 are counted as ten points each out of a total of one hundred points.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success: 

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

Discussions
Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment.  Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community.  “Participation” means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development.  

Discussions are completed in two steps.  First you must make an online posting by WED at midnight of each week (15 points) addressing the discussion assignment for the week.  Then by SUN at midnight (15 points) you must respond to another students posting.  NO late submissions are allowed, so if you miss your WED assignment, you can still obtain credit for the SUN portion of the assignment.

Here are the required components of the discussions:

For your first posting, number the question you are answering
For your follow-up posting, when replying others student posting, start your post by addressing them by their first name
Complete Discussion Questions/Assignments by due dates
Provide valuable and thoughtful feedback for peers with constructive criticisms and critiques.
Respond to discussion questions with applicable information and concepts shared in the readings, to answer questions and/or solve problems.  Go beyond just providing the answer but include analysis, insight, contrast, or parallels to personal experiences.                                      
Present original thoughts and ideas in postings, (avoid simple agreement or disagreement with, or restatement of other's postings.                                                                                  
Your overall work effort will be measured by this scale:

30 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner
25 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements
20 = Meets requirements and objectives of project
15 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements
10 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements
00 = Did not meet minimal expectations

Quizzes
All quizzes for this class are multiple choice questions.  The quizzes are open book and open notes, and performed online.  

Exams
All exams for this class are multiple choice questions.  The mid-term exam is open book and open notes, and performed online.  The final exam is open book and open notes, but will be proctored.  

Case Study
Here are the grading rubric for each case study (100 points total):

Format - 10 points. Elements of case format include:

At least one and one-half pages in length (single spaced), not to exceed 3 pages in length
Proper English, grammar, and syntax must be used
One inch margins
No bigger than 12 point font
Issue - 10 points. One or two paragraphs that summarizes the key issue of the case study.

Discussion - 20 points - Three to six paragraphs that give a more detailed summary of the case study, including your analysis and insight.

Findings - 6 points each (total of 30 points).  The elements of your submission must include -- the Letter of the finding you are addressing (A,B,C, etc), two to three paragraphs documenting your findings, and analysis or insight to validate your position.  Each of the following items must be addressed:

What was the business goal?
What was the business strategy?
What leadership strategies were employed?
What were the Information Systems functions?
What tools or techniques were used?
Conclusion - 10 points.  Two to four paragraphs that summarize your insight into this particular case study, and what conclusions you can draw from it -- parallels, textbook insights, personal insights, etc.

Ideas for Further Concern - 10 points. Ask three to six questions about the case that should be addressed to develop a better understanding of this situation. You only have to formulate the questions, not answer them.

References - at least 3 references from the peridocals, textbooks (our textbook is not allowed as a reference for this purpose), speeches, Internet searches.  These server the same purpose as in a term paper -- to provide independent validation of the position you have taken in the paper.

Group Project
This is a team effort, and the entire team will receive the same score for the assignment.  For each week that you do NOT participate, your score will be reduced by one-third.  Participation is measured by engaging with team mates in the group discussion thread, and completing assigned duties from your group leader.  The grading rubric for this assignment are the same as for the individual Case Study.  

Since there is NOT a dropbox for the Group Case Study, the team leader is responsible for placing all of these documents in the Peer Review drop box. Only the submission from the team leader will be accepted.  The team leader is required to email the instructor when the Group Case Study has been placed into the Peer Review drop box.

Peer Review
The purpose of the peer review is to identify each person on the team's contribution for the Group Project.

You must rate each member of the team – based on this scale:

5 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner
4 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements
3 = Meets requirements and objectives of project
2 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements
1 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements
0 = Did not meet minimal expectations, or did not participate
These peer reviews will be averaged and scaled to determine your overall peer review score of this effort.  Remember, if you don't complete a peer review, you also record ZERO for the Group Project, regardless of your contribution.  You cannot complete a peer review if you did not participate in the Group Project.

Grading:

Course Grading Scale:

A = 90- 100% (900 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (800 to 899 points)
C = 70-79% (700 to 799 points)
D = 60-69% (600 to 699 points)
F = < 60% (599 or fewer points)

Class Assessment:
Assignments % of Grade
Quizzes (6) 12.0%
Discussions (5) 15.0%
Case Studies (2) 23.0%
Examinations (2) 50.0%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of course work is not allowed.

No incompletes will be given in this class -- please plan accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

It is expected that each learner will treat each other with respect. Lively discussion and information exchange is encouraged but it must be done within the bounds of good behavior and respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Quiz 1 - Chapters 1 thru 2; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Begin your work on this

Week 2
Quiz 2 - Chapters 3 thru 4; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Continue your work on this
Discussion - Chapter 3: Can Albertsons Trounce Wal-Mart with Advanced Information Technology?, pages 109-111; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

Week 3
Quiz 3 - Chapters 5 thru 6; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Due Sun @ midnight
Discussion - Chapter 5: Security Versus Privacy: Does Terrorism Change the Debate?, pages 179-181; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

Week 4
Mid-Term Exam - Chapters 1 thru 8; Due Sun @ midnight CST

Week 5
Quiz 5 - Chapters 9 thru 10; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Begin your work on this
Discussion - Chapter 10: Royal Bank of Canada's Software Woes, pages 373-374; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight

Week 6
Quiz 6 - Chapters 11 thru 12; Die Sun @ midnight CST
Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Continue your work on this
Discussion - Chapter 11: Can Information Systems Restore Profitability to Restoration Hardware?, pages 411-413; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

Week 7
Quiz 7 - Chapters 13 thru 14; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Group Case Study Peer Reviews; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Discussion - Chapter 14: Blue Rhino Slows Down to Get Ahead, pages 532-533; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

Week 8
Final Exam - Chapters 9 thru 16; Due Sun @ midnight CST
Class Evaluation; Due Sun @ midnight CST

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .

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