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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Nelson, Steven


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.

Course

MG 271 Principles of Supervision

Semester

S2B 2011 BL

Faculty

Steve Nelson

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA - Management

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 an - 5:00 pm

Daytime Phone

915 525 0945

E-Mail

Steven.nelson@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 21 - May 15, 2011

Class Days

Monday - Wednesday

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Rue & Byars. (2010). Supervision: Key link to productivity.(10th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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Course Description:
MG271 Principles of Supervision: A study of leadership skills for persons in supervisory positions. Topics include: methods of training employees, employee rating, improving personal leadership, interpreting organization policies, and obtaining the maximum results through the efforts of others. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Learning is centered on the student therefore all activities focus on course outcomes with the student is responsible for learning those outcomes.  The instructor is responsible for presenting the course learning objectives in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on those outcomes.  Further, the instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented in the course.  Students will have the opportunity to articulate their knowledge of the course outcomes by building a student portfolio, posting responses, participating in group discussions, and other forms of evaluation.  

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to situational leadership.
  2. Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.
  3. Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.
  4. Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. Define the supervisory and managerial principles and functions and explain how to apply them to situational leadership.
  2. 2. Explain the diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving in supervision and recognition of standards of excellence.
  3. 3. Discuss the history and variety of managerial principles for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary supervision theory.
  4. 4. Explain the importance of the scientific method of argument and modeling.
Core Assessment:

Students will write a case study during week 7 of an 8 week course and week 15 of a 16 week course.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assignments

Oral Presentation

10%

Class Participation

10%

Group work - Case studies (three each 10%)

30% total

Written Presentation

20%

Final Examination

30%


Comprehensive Core Assessment Final must be worth at least 30% of the final grade.

Each student must pass the Comprehensive Core Assessment Final with a 60% or better to pass the course regardless of previous course work.

The final is CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTE and is not a take home exam.

Grading:

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 00 - 59

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All course work must be submitted on the date indicated in the syllabus, to include examinations.  The research paper must be submitted at the end of the last class meeting.  Late submissions will result in the drop of a letter grade for each day submitted after the suspense date.  Suspense dates are those listed in the syllabus.  Any missed class meeting (lecture) will require the student to submit a one page summary of each chapter discussed during the absence to maintain their participation grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Each absence will require a make-up assignment.  Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office.  Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy.  If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
March 21:  Administrative note, course overview & introductions

March 23:  Chapters 1 - 2
(Read prior to class)

Week 5
April 18:  Chapters 11 & 12

(Read prior to class)

April 20:  Chapters 13 & 14

(Read prior to class)

Week 2
March 28:  Chapters 3 & 4 
(Read prior to class)

March 30:  Chapters 5 & 6 
(Read prior to class)

Week 6
April 25:  Chapters 15 & 16

(Read prior to class)

April 27:  Group work, Case studies & Special Interests

 

Week 3
April 04:  Chapters 7 & 8
(Read prior to class)

April 06:  Chapters 9 & 10
(Read prior to class)

Week 7
May 02:  Chapter 17 & 18

(Read prior to class)

May 04:  Chapter 19 & 20

(Read prior to class)

Review for Final Examination

Week 4

April 11:

Group work, Case studies & Special Interests

April 13:

Group work, Case studies & Special Interests

Week 8

May 9:  Final Examination

May 11:  Presentations
Review Final Examination
Course Summary and Critiques

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.

  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 "F".
  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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents a solution that fully develops all aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution that only develops three aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution that only develops two aspects of situational leadership. Case analysis represents a solution develops less than two aspects of situational leadership. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents a solution(s) that fully develops all four learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that only develops three learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that only develops two learning outcomes. Case analysis represents a solution(s) that develops less than two learning outcomes. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fully develops solutions to all five of the problems presented in the case. Fully develops solutions to al least four of the problems presented in the case. Fully develops solutions to at least three of the problems presented in the case. Fails to develop solutions to less than three of the problems presented in the case. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. With some modifications the case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. With substantial modifications the case analysis represents acceptable solutions that could be used in an actual organization. Case analysis represents unacceptable solutions. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Correctly uses all of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses no more than two items of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses more than two items of the discipline specific terminology. Incorrectly uses more than four items of the discipline specific terminology. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No errors in writing conventions, One to three errors in writing conventions, Four to six errors in writing conventions, Seven or more errors in writing conventions, 
First Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Case study uses five or more examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study uses three or four examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study uses one or two examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. Case study does not use any examples of interdisciplinary and multicultural awareness in the solution. 

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