IS 205 Managing Information Systems
F2B 2007 BL
Before and after class
Oct.15 2007-Dec.9 2007
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Students are expected to:
A. Complete the reading assignments before class as indicated in the Class Schedule.
B. Participate actively in class discussion.
C. Complete all homework/case studies when scheduled.
D. Complete all quizes and examinations when scheduled.
Group Case Studies 25%
Mid Term Examination 25%
Final Examination (Comprehensive) 25%
A = 100 –90
B = 89 –80
C = 79 –70
D = 69 –60
F = below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: Case studies, homework and all assignments are due at the beginning of class on the stated due-date.
Late case studies/homework may be accepted, if
(1) such arrangement is previously established with the instructor and
(2) evidence of progress is demonstrated on the due date.
Late assignments may carry penalties at the instructor discretion.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
LAST DAY TO DROP: Monday, October 22, 2007
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW: Monday, October 22, 2007
1. Students should disconnect or set to silent any cellular phones or beeping devices during class sessions.
2. Students should refrain from disruptive behavior during class sessions.
3. Students must check their account on www.parkonline.org and their Park email regularly. Class announcements and class materials will be distributed using one of both services.
4. Any enquiries regarding grades on assignments and exams have to be directed to the instructor by the student in person no longer than a week after the graded material has been returned to students in class, or a day after the final exam, whatever is the earliest.
Required Reading before Session
Case Studies Given
Case Studies Due Date
Tuesday Oct. 15,2007
Intro to the course.
Chapter 1. Foundation Concepts: Information Systems in Business. #1 Assignment
Chapter 1 from textbook.
Case Study 1
Thursday Oct. 17,2007
Chapter 2. Competing with Information Technology. #2 Assignment
Chapter 2 from textbook.
Tuesday Oct. 23,2007
Chapter 3 from textbook.
Thursday Oct. 25,2007
Chapter 4 from textbook.
Tuesday Oct. 30,2007
Chapter 5 from textbook.
Thursday Nov. 1,2007
Chapter 6 from textbook.
Tuesday Nov. 6,2007
Chapter 7 from textbook.
Thursday Nov. 8,2007
Review of Midterm/Case Studies
Case Study 1
Tuesday Nov. 13,2007
MidTerm Exam (Chapters 1-7).
Intro to Case Study 2
Chapters 1-7 from textbook for MidTerm.
Case Study 2
Thursday Nov. 15,2007
Chapter 8 from textbook.
Tuesday Nov. 20,2007
Chapter 9 from textbook.
Thursday Nov. 22,2007
Tuesday Nov. 27,2007
Chapters 10 from textbook.
Tuesday Nov. 29,2007
Chapters 13 from textbook.
Tuesday Dec. 04,2007
Quiz 4/Review for Midterm/Case Studies
Thursday Dec. 06,2007
Final Exam (Comprehensive – emphasis Chapters 8-13).
Chapters 1-13 from textbook for Final Exam
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Last Updated:9/26/2007 12:00:44 PM