HC 351 Org & Adm of Hlth Care Programs
S2B 2011 BLA
Ph.D. Candidate, Business Administration spec. Healthcare AdministrationM.A., Human Resource Development
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Educational Philosophy: Mr. Robinson believes that students learn when they are exposed to different ways of understanding the material. Reading, elaboration through lectures and the presentation of diverse visual media, and discussions of the material, in addition to projects that require putting it all together, give every type of learner several ways to synthesize the subject matter. He also understands that it is crucial to promote other kinds of learning than that related to the course material. Students should learn critical thinking through questions posed and class discussions. The structure of projects should lead to improvement of social skills. Projects that require classroom presentations can improve speaking skills and professionalism. As both a teacher and a Ph.D. Candidate, his most satisfying experiences in the classroom have revolved around the powerful impression that, in the strange spell of a discussion or lecture, it is possible to see the world differently. However brief, he continues to believe that it is possible to evoke such uncanny episodes; moments when we think outside our sphere of habits and rituals. In this sense, his teaching philosophy can perhaps best be described as the teaching of philosophy, by which the evocation of different styles of thinking, that allow us to re-consider our own largely unconscious relationship to understanding healthcare management and, perhaps, the world at large. It is with this last point that encapsulates his real philosophy of teaching. In essence, he wants to provoke students to think differently, to see that the subjects that concern us in healthcare management theory and concepts are not hermetically insulated but engage manifold questions in the world to allow us to see with a different theoretical lens. The willingness to make those conceptual leaps, though by no means always successful, ultimately nourishes a form of critical thinking that he believes to be valuable in any capacity or field.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
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
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