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LG 324 Contract Management & Law
Gunnison, Walt


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

LG 324 Contract Management and Law

Semester

U2HH 2012 PA

Faculty

Gunnison, Walt

Title

Senior Professor of Business Law/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

J.D.
B.A

Office Location

Hallway outside classroom

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

426-9748

E-Mail

wrpt@park.edu

Walt.Gunnison@park.edu

Semester Dates

4 June - 1 July 2012

Class Days

M & W

Class Time

5:15 -10:15PM

Prerequisites

MG260

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Title: Business Law: With  UCC Applications; Edition: 13th; Authors: Brown & Surkys;  Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Publication Date: 2013. ISBN: 978-0-07-352495-5. GET TEXT PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.
 
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.

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.
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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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet web sites, videos and writings. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as the Socratic method to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Two Exams (a mid-term and a COMPREHENSIVE final); one Quiz. Note: Exams and quiz may contain a mixture of T/F, M/C and short answer questions; a one to two page typewritten(double spaced) OUTLINE(graded on format) of your presentation on any subject pertaining to the learning outcomes of this course; a five minute presention(graded on accuracy of information conveyed and discussion generated)Class Participation and Discussion, Grade will be based on attendance, preperatiom and completion of in-class case anaysis and completion of discussion questions found at the end of each chapter in the text. (Deductions will be at my discretion.) 
 
Exams are closed booktext and or notesare not permitted.
 
 

Grading:

Two Examinations (50%), mid-term 200 points, final 300 points; Quiz( 20%) 200 points;  a one to two page(double spaced) typewritten Outline (10%) 100 points & 5 minute Presentation(10%) 100 points; Class Participation & Discussion*(10%) 100 Points Total points possible: 1000.
 
GRADING SCALE:
 
100-90%    1000-900 points    =A
 
89-80%      899-800 points      =B
 
79-70%      799-700points       =C
 
69-60%       699-600points      =D
 
59% or less  599 pts or less     =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:
Unless coordinated with the instructor prior to unplanned absences, late submission of course work will result in a deduction of 30% of allowed points if one class late and will not be accepted in excess of one class late.  
 
For FULL CREDIT: Presentations MUST be made NLT Class 6.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom students whose behaviors are detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obsscene language toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension from Park University. It is essential to maintain the highest level of professionalism and polite conduct in class. We will be criiquing each other's work, and appropriate constructive comments should be directed to the work, not at the author. Collaboration on assignments with other students, attorneys, or other persons in or out of this class is prohibited unless specifically assigned by the instructor.
 
Civility in the classroom and respect for the opinions of others is very important in an academic environment. It is likely you may not agree with everything that is said or discussed in the classroom. Courteous behavior and responses are expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

See following schedule.
 
CLASS 1(6/4)  Chapters 1,2,3,4
 
CLASS 2(6/6)  QUIZ(Chapters 1,2 & 3))/Chapters  6,7,8,
 
CLASS 3(6/11)  Chapters  9,10,11,
 
CLASS 4((6/13)  Chapters  12,14,15
 
CLASS 5(6/18)  MID-TERM EXAM
                
                           Chapters 13,16,22
 
CLASS 6(6/20)  OUTLINE/PRESENTATIONS DUE! Chapters 21,23,24
 
CLASS 7(6/25)   Review
 
CLASS 8(6/27)  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 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 93

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 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 .

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Last Updated:4/25/2012 10:46:41 AM