MG 440 Complex Organizations
F2B 2007 BL
Butler, John, Jr.
PhD., SociologyMaster Degree, Human Resources Development
Open-As required by students
October 15, 2007 - December 8, 2007
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Our goal is to provide students with some basic, foundational, and advance knowledge for engaging in meaningful dialogue about the interrelationship of organizational variables. We will use examinations, presentations, small and large group discussions, current events, and audiovisuals to enhance the learning process. We will create and maintain a classroom environment that stimulates a desire to participate in discussions. Deliberate attempts will be made to engagement in provocative and interactive dialogue relating to organizational theory.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The Core Assessment for this course is the Major Essay discussed in the Core Assessment Notes in this syllabus.
Comprehensive Evaluation: 200 Points = 50% of Final Grade
Core Assessment: 100 Points = 25% of Final Grade
Case Study: 100 Points = 15% of Final Grade
Class Participation: 100 Points = 10% of Final Grade
Grade of A Assigned
90- 100 %
450 -500 Total Points
Grade of B Assigned
80 - 89%
400 - 449 Total Points
Grade of C Assigned
70 - 79%
350 - 399 Total Points
Grade of D Assigned*
60 - 69%
300 - 349 Total Points
Grade of F Assigned*
Below 300 Total Points
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Students are expected to be punctual in completing all class assignments. Late submissions of any course work will be considered unacceptable. Unexcused late submissions of any assignment may result in a 10 point deduction.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student learners andinstructoe are to conduct themselves with mutural respect. Offensive and inflammatory remarks will not be tolerate. Student will be allowed to express their opinions and introduce topics for descussion.
15% of final Grade
Friday of each week
Student Generated Discussion
10% of Final Grade
Friday of each week
Instructor Merit (Holistic Evaluation)
Case Analysis (Final Exam - Core Assessment)
75% of final Grade
Friday of 8th week
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 85-86na
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 85na
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 87-88na
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Last Updated:9/11/2007 11:15:45 PM