MG 375 Production & Operations Mgmt
F2QQ 2010 HIH
Assistant Professor of Management
BS, AccountingMBAPhD, Business Administration (Management Policy/Information Systems)
Bldg 383 Room 111
Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 – 12:00 AM or by appointment
Oct 18 – Dec 12, 2010
4:30 - 7:15 PM
MA120, FI360, MG352
Textbook: Schroeder, Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases with Student CD-ROM, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007. ISBN: 13 9780073377865
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Managerial Thinking Concepts Handbook (posted in Doc Sharing)
Supplemental websites published in weekly lesson plans
Hill AFB and public libraries
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Educational Philosophy: I expect, as adult learners, for you to fully participate and engage in the weekly assignments, activities, and facilitated discussions, including the discussion thread on the class web page. It is your responsibility to read the theory and foundation of the subject in the textbook, and come to class prepared to discuss the weekly chapters. I do not expect any students to memorize the subject matter and regurgitate it back; I am more interested in you understanding and being able to use the concepts presented. Participation in discussions is required, as well as other requirements posted on the class web page. You are expected to surf online or read current articles (periodicals or newspapers) that apply to the course and be prepared to discuss them. My responsibility is to bring my experience in real-world application of the topic to the classroom, to introduce principles and practices as they apply to the subject, to engage each student in discussion, and to introduce you to the concepts of critical thinking. Each student will be a member of a small group ‘team' for class discussions, presentations, and case analysis; I hope that each team member will ensure that all team members participate fully in the group endeavors. These requirements will provide the student with real-world experience in problem solving, decision-making, public speaking, and written communications; all of which are valuable elements of leadership and management in today's world. Together, we will make a great educational team, working together to both learn and have fun.
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 375. 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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
In-class: During weeks 1 - 7, each individual student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of the participation to the class discussions; 5 points per week. (35 pts)
On-line: During the term, each student will receive a score which is determined by a rubric for on-line discussions; 15 points per week [weeks 1 – 7] or 20 points for week 8. (125 points)
Examinations: Examinations are composed of essay-type questions which require critical thinking rather than description from the text. The first two exams are to be completed as take-home exams and submitted to the dropbox. The final exam is prescribed by Park University as the core learning assessment; it is comprehensive and is to be completed in class as a closed-book, closed-notes test.
Systems exam. (150 pts)
Mid-term exam. (125 pts)
Final exam. (300 pts)
Case analyses: Two case analyses are to be completed, as electronic team exercises, and submitted through the dropbox. (50 pts)
Student instruction: Each student will present a 10-15 minute class, using the smart board or whiteboard as a training aid, explaining one or more learning objectives. (25 pts)
Research paper: Papers will be graded using the following rubric:
Spelling, punctuation, grammar 10 points
Format 10 points
References 10 points
Introduction 10 points
Transitions, thought flow 10 points
Content 60 points
Article concept summaries 30 points
Conclusion 10 points
Total 150 points
Oral presentation: Assessment will be influenced by preparedness, speaking flow, thought transition, content, and communication ability [voice control, animation, training aids, etc.] (40 pts)
In-class discussion 35 points 3.5%
On-line discussion 125 points 12.5%
Systems exam 150 points 15%
Mid-term exam 125 points 12.5%
Team case analyses (2) 50 points 5%
Student instruction 25 points 2.5%
Core Assessment exam 300 points 30%
Individual research paper 150 points 15%
Research presentations 40 points 4%
Total 1000 points 100%
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 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.
Initial response to the weekly discussion thread must be submitted no later than midnight on Wednesdays; meaningful response to other students’ initial responses must be submitted no later than midnight on Fridays. Late responses that are trivial will receive a grade of zero points; late responses that are non-trivial will receive some credit.
A response to the weekly ‘lessons learned’ thread is not required; however, a meaningful response received before midnight Sunday may earn extra credit. The amount of extra credit is determined by the value of the response to the class.
Group case analyses must be submitted (as MicroSoft Word documents) into the dropbox, and are due before midnight Friday of the week they are assigned (weeks 3 and 5). Late analyses will be assessed a 2.5 point (10%) grade penalty until midnight Saturday. Analyses submitted after that time will not be accepted.
There is no late submission for exams. They may be submitted early, but not late.
Week 1: Introduction to the course and critical thinking
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 1 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss syllabus and assignment schedule; demonstrate eCollege; discuss systems theory and scientific method; establish class groups.
Week 2: Introduction to operations management
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 2 on the class web site
Class activities: Complete systems exam; discuss concepts in chapters 1 – 3 in the text; case study work as teams.
Week 3: Process design
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 3 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss concepts in chapters 4 – 7 in the text; case study work as teams.
Week 4: Quality
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 4 on the class web site
Class activities: Review chapters 1 – 7; complete mid-term exam; discuss concepts in chapters 8 - 9 in the text; work on research paper.
Week 5: Capacity and scheduling
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 5 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss concepts in chapters 10 - 14 in the text; case study work as teams; work on research paper.
Week 6: Inventory
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 6 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss concepts in chapters 15 - 16 in the text; work on research paper.
Week 7: Research paper completion, discussion, and presentation
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 8 on the class web site
Class activities: Work on research paper and make individual presentations.
Week 8: Review and testing
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 7 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss concepts in chapters 1 – 16 in the text; core assessment (final) exam.
? Specific dates for each of the weekly activities will be posted in the course schedule on the eCompanion web site.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 .
Additional Information:The Managerial Thinking Concepts Handbook posted in Doc Sharing is the textbook for week one.
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