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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Kubec, Joseph


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MG 271 Principles of Supervision

Semester

F1T 2012 DL

Faculty

Kubec, Joseph

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSChE
MBA

Office Location

Virtual Office Online

Office Hours

Chat by appointment

Daytime Phone

Emergency phone number in Virtual Office

E-Mail

joseph.kubec@park.edu

Semester Dates

Fall 2012

Prerequisites

No Prerequisite

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Textbook MG271 Textbook Cover Print

Title: Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, 10th Edition, Softcover, 512 pages
Authors:
Leslie W. Rue, Lloyd L. Byars
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
ISBN-10: 0073381373
ISBN-13:
9780073381374

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an excellent reference for this course. It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. This resource is not required for this course, but it will enhance your understanding if you should choose to use it as a resource. Hard copy subscriptions delivered daily to your home or office that includes online WSJ.com subscriptions are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe online.

Click here to subscribe online! Follow this link and fill in the requested information.

You will get instant access to the online version with hard copy delivered at your home or office in a few days. Park's zip code is 64152. The name of the course developer, Joseph Kubec, is on the drop down list and you can select it or the name of the instructor of your section of the course if they are listed. This will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course and you will get the discounted price. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.


Required Software: Microsoft Word

This course requires students to be able to open, edit and save Microsoft Word documents.

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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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. The instructor challenges and engages each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. And, believes that the application of theoretical concepts is equally important as the visualization of these concepts.

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.


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:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Homework Assignments
  • Mid Term Examination
  • Comprehensive Final Examination
  • Case Analysis – Core Assessment
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Discussion Threads
Please Note: The comprehensive final examination is a proctored closed book and closed notes exam. The use of the text, personal “laptop” computers, cell phones, programmable calculators or other similar electronic devices during examinations is prohibited. Any student who does not complete the midterm examination, complete the case analysis, and complete the final examination will not pass the course.
 
Item/Assignment Percent Points
Homework 12% 120
Discussions 16% 160
Case Analysis 20% 200
Midterm Exam 10% 100
Quizzes 12% 120
Final Exam 30% 300
Total 100 1000

Grading:

Grading for this course is based on a point system. Graded opportunities include the following:

Item Points Grading Rubric Due Date
Homework (6)

20 Points each week 1-6 (120 Total Points)

See Grading Rubrics under Course Home

Weeks 1-6. Submit to Dropbox by Sunday at Midnight (Central Time)

Discussions (8) 20 Points each week 1-8 (160 Total Points) See Grading Rubrics under Course Home

Weeks 1-8. Initial posting due by Thursday at Midnight (Central Time). Then respond to a least three classmates' post or Instructor's responses by Sunday at Midnight (Central Time).

Case Analysis (1) 200 Points (200 Total Points) See Grading Rubrics under Course Home

Week 7. Submit to Dropbox by Sunday at Midnight (Central Time)

Quizzes (6) 20 Points each week 1-6 (120 Total Points) Online Feedback Weeks 1-6. Finish quiz by Sunday at Midnight (Central Time)
Mid Term Exam (1) 100 Points (100 Total Points) Instructor Feedback Week 4. Finish the Mid term by Sunday at Midnight (Central Time)
Final Exam (1) 300 Points (300 Total Points) Instructor Feedback Week 8. Determined by Proctor Schedule.
Letter Grades
Points Grade
1000 - 900 A
899 - 800 B
799 - 700 C
699 - 600 D
Less than 600 F

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:

Weekly work must be submitted not later than Sunday midnight of each week.
Late work will not receive full credit. Work not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more than 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the term will be scored.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor will not be tolerated.
Also remember that computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, hard drives crash, and internet connections are lost. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Our course follows the general schedule in the table below. You will want to follow the specific instructions in each weekly module to ensure that you meet all of the specified requirements.

Week Reading Assignments Case Study Examinations
Week 1 Chapters 1,2,3 Course Discussion
Quiz
Homework
Week 2 Chapters 4,5,6 Course Discussion
Quiz
Homework
Week 3 Chapters 7,8 Course Discussion
Quiz
Homework
Week 4 Chapters 9,10 Course Discussion
Homework
Mid Term Examination
Week 5 Chapters 11,12,13 Course Discussion
Quiz
Homework
Week 6 Chapters 14,15,16 Course Discussion
Quiz
Homework
Week 7 Chapters 18,19,20 Course Discussion
Quiz
Comprehensive
Case Analysis
Week 8 None Course Discussion Proctored Comprehensive Final
Examination

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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:

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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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