MG 365 Organizational Behavior
F1T 2007 DLG
Kerr, Lydia "Gabie"
Adjunct Faculty in Communication Arts & Management
BA in Communication StudiesMA in Administrative Management, Public Administration ConcentrationCertificate in Electronic Government
Sanford, North Carolina
Fax (919) 499-9617
20 August - 14 October 2007
Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed.,
Author: Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings. I will engage each student to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. School should be fun not a chore. Anyone who works at it with diligence and courage can learn to think more clearly, accurately, and efficiently and express ideas with clarity and poise.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 365. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
The Comprehensive Final Examination for courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading for Course Participation
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.
Your initial response to the MAIN discussion question must be thorough and must be posted no later than Thursday of each week. You can earn up to 4 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the week. To earn the additional points you must post comments to at least 3 other students per week in the "Discussion" folder. This requirement is designed to generate further discussion, to offer feedback to class members and to further explore concepts. I will review and assess participation statistics through my gradebook and the eCollege platform.
Your initial response to the TEAM discussion question must be thorough and must be posted no later than Wednesday of each week. Your task will be to discuss the issues and answer homework questions as a team and to assess team performance. Your team will select one person to be the moderator/facilitator for each week. This person will be responsible for encouraging active participation, focusing on the level of commitment of the team members, fostering team dynamics, assisting with conflict resolution if necessary and submitting the final weekly homework for the team. Each team member will be responsible for tracking their own observations as well, and in week 8 will submit a summary of the activity to the dropbox. Your participation will be monitored by the instructor. You can earn up to 5 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the rest of the week. To earn the additional points, your posts should promote additional thought, offer personal opinion, express concern, pose additional questions, seek clarification, and/or provide clear feedback.
Assessment and Evaluation: Grading of Weekly Homework Assignments
Each team member is to contribute to answering each question. Ideally each team member will answer each question/case study independently, and then share his/her answers with the other team members. The team will decide on a composite answer that 1) answers all parts of the discussion question/case study, 2) provides enough detail to make it clear that the question/case study is understood, and 3) does not include any extraneous material. In the event that the teammates do not agree on the answer the team may submit multiple answers with a note as to who thinks which is the correct answer.
Grading for the Weekly Progress Checks
Progress checks are weekly open book/open note assessments. The test is designed to help you study and prepare for the final examination. This test will encompass material and concepts covered in the weekly readings. After week 6, all progress checks will be comprehensive which means I can ask you a chapter 3 question in week 7. Again, to keep the material fresh in your mind for the final exam in week 8. You are asked to gather all materials prior to sitting down to take the assessment and you will be allowed 3 hours to complete the progress check. Note: Once you enter the exam, you cannot leave and come back to the test without requesting permission to re-enter the exam.
Grading for Course Participation
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:
The final exam for all School of Business and Management courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management 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 Associate Dean.
Each week's work must be completed by Midnight EST on Sunday. Homework not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the online term will be scored.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Individual homework (graded same as a team), Progress Check, Participation
Team homework, Progress Check, Participation
Final exam, Team Evaluation, Particpation
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.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:7/31/2007 10:31:41 PM