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LG 324 Contract Management and Law
Haney, Susan K.


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.
CourseLG 324 Contract Management and Law
SemesterS1R2005
FacultyHaney, Susan K.
Daytime Phone618-229-4800
Other PhoneHome: 618-394-1869 Cell: 618-698-6098
E-Mailp357993@pirate.park.edu
haney@peaknet.net
Susan.Haney@Scott.af.mil
Semester Dates10 Jan – 6 March 2005
Class DaysSaturday  
Class Time0800-1300
PerquisitesMG260 Business Law I
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Purchasing Manager's Desk Book of Purchasing Law, Third Edition, Donald B. King, James J. Ritterskamp, JR.

Additional Resources:
Uniform Commercial Code

Course Description:
A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.  Pre-requisite:  MG260.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Class will be held in a lecture format and classroom discussions. Class participation is expected and will form part of the final grade. The students will be required to read the assigned chapters and be prepared to discuss the weeks reading assignment.

Learning Outcomes:
Compare and contrast the issues of procurement and law and how they interrelate.
Understand the role of the purchasing manager
Appreciate the complexities of purchasing law
Define the alternative dispute resolutions available.
Understand how the principal-agent relationship is created
Identify the types of authority in agency law
Define the duties and liabilities of the agent
Name the antirust liabilities of purchasing officers
Discuss purchasing ethics and the law
List and define the essential elements of a purchase contract
Compare/contrast contract offer and acceptance
Define the essential elements of an oral contract
Understand the differences between warranties provisions in a contract
Define what constitutes performance of a contract
Explain the controversies involving computer purchases
Compare the Uniform Commercial Code and Convention on the International Sale of Goods
Understand the special problems in foreign purchases

Course Assessment:
Students must read the assigned chapters prior to class.  During class, students are expected to participate in discussions.  The student will be required to complete a midterm, final exam, and a contract.  Requirements for the contract will be covered during the first class meeting.

Grading:

Grading Plan:
Midterm 30%
Final 40%
Contract 20%
Class Participation 10%

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

90 - 100 A
80 - 89  B
70 - 79  C
60 - 69  D
<    60  F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission will be marked down one letter grade unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participations in expected and will form part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be taken during each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness and temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must complete that period's assignments.  Two unexcused absences are excessive and three results in an involuntary withdrawal and a grade of “F”(attendance) for the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 (1-15) Chapters 1 – 4 & 34  

Week 2 (1-22) Chapters 5 - 10

Week 3 (1-29) Chapters 11 – 17

Week 4 (2-5) Chapters 18 - 22

Week 5 (2-12) Mid-Term, Chapters 23- 25

Week 6 (2-19) Chapters 26  – 30  

Week 7 (2-26) Chapters 31 - 33, Contract Due

Week 8 (3-5) Final Exam

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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 "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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