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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Monchusie, David F.


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

IS 205 Managing Information Systems

Semester

U1T 2012 DLA

Faculty

Monchusie, David F.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Management Computer Information Systems
MBA

Office Location

Parkville, MO

Office Hours

5.30PM till 11.30PM (Home Office)(All CST)

Daytime Phone

816-584-6343

Other Phone

913-685-4614 (Home)

E-Mail

david.monchusie02@park.edu

Web Page

http://online.park.edu

Semester Dates

U1T 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

Monday 12.01AM till Sunday 11.59PM MST - Every Week for the duration of the Semester

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management Information Systems, 12/E
Book cover

Jane P. Laudon
Kenneth C. Laudon

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2011
ISBN: 0132142856

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
IS 205 Managing Information Systems: This course introduces the student to information systems concepts and the management concerns of information technology. The course focuses on the components, types, and management concerns of information systems which, when combined, support an enterprise. Students will explore the enterprise perspective on controlling the use of information systems and understanding project changes, risk, and quality management. 3:0:3. Suggested Prerequisite: CS 140.

Educational Philosophy:

This educator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner, encouraging the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. Identify an information system and its individual components.
  3. Determine types of decision making at each level in the organization.
  4. Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern.
  5. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations.
  6. Explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Such management issues should include: change management, security/ control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management and system development.
  7. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all IS205 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.


There are four categories and five sets of questions in the final exam:

Critical thinking:

Synthesis

Analysis

Evaluation

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, )

 

Given a topic identify management skills required to lead an IS development or maintenance team and the types of decision making at each organizational level. Topics covered include stages of developing an information system, characteristics of information system maintenance, information system management, skills needed as a development team leader, skills needed as a maintenance team leader, decisions at the executive level of an organization, decisions at the middle level of an organization, and decisions at the lowest level of an organization. Multiple choice questions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Communication:

(relevant learning outcome – 6)

Given a topic explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Topics covered include change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management, and system development. Multiple choice questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Key Discipline:

Concepts

Terminology

Application:

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4 )

Given a topic identify the information systems characteristics and individual components along with various types of traditional and modern information systems. Topics will include the meaning of system, how information becomes an information system, components of an information system, types of information systems, types of information systems, traditional information systems, and modern information systems. Multiple choice questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Technical skills:

Whole Artifact

Component

Relationship

(relevant learning outcomes – 5, 7)

Given a topic identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and a collaborative environment in organizations. Topics will include the meaning of strategic value, meaning of information technology infrastructure, strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, meaning of collaborative environment, value of collaborative environments to organizations, examples of information technology infrastructure, value of teamwork in information system management, and strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. Multiple choice questions 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Critical Thinking:

Communications:

Key Discipline:

Technical Skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Given a topic write a short answer essay. Topics will include steps in the systems life cycle, effect of an enterprise system on the organization, similarities and differences between traditional and modern information systems, key parts of an information system project plan. Short answer questions 31, 32, 33, 34 are counted as ten points each out of a total of one hundred points.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

Class Assessment:

 Discussions

 Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community. Participation means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development.

Discussions are completed in two steps. First you must make an online posting by WED at midnight of each week (15 points) addressing the discussion assignment for the week. Then by SUN at midnight (15 points) you must respond to another students posting. NO late submissions are allowed, so if you miss your WED assignment, you can still obtain credit for the SUN portion of the assignment.

Here are the required components of the discussions:

  • Both the initial and follow-up posts have a minimum length of 250 words.  
  • In making your initial posting to a discussion, if the question is #3. Where is Park University located? then the beginning of your initial post should be -- "3. Where is Park University located?" No variations to this will be accepted.  This requirement is not included as part of the post minimum length.
  • Why are you required to do this? It provides a consistent approach for the class when posting your answer, and allows other students to see exactly what you are posting.
  • When you respond to another student's post, you must address them by their first name at the beginning of your reply.
  • Complete Discussion Questions/Assignments by due dates.
  • Provide valuable and thoughtful feedback for peers with constructive criticisms and critiques.
  • Respond to discussion questions with applicable information and concepts shared in the readings, to answer questions and/or solve problems. Go beyond just providing the answer but include analysis, insight, contrast, or parallels to personal experiences.
  • Present original thoughts and ideas in postings, (avoid simple agreement or disagreement with, or restatement of other's postings.

Your overall work effort will be measured by this scale:

  • 30 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner
  • 25 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements
  • 20 = Meets requirements and objectives of project
  • 15 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements
  • 10 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements
  • 00 = Did not meet minimal expectations

 Quizzes

 All quizzes for this class are multiple choice questions. The quizzes are open book and open notes, and performed online.

 Exams

 The mid-term exam is open book and open notes, and performed online. The final exam is open book and open notes, but will be proctored.

 Webliography

 Each week a webliography will be presented for our online classroom.  While this material is not a requirement for the course and is ungraded, it is supplemental material, and presents a wide range of electronic resources related to that week's subject matter.  

Group Project

 This is a team effort, and the entire team will receive the same score for the assignment. This is a 3 week assignment that begins week 5.  For each week that you do NOT participate, your score will be reduced by one-third. Participation is measured by engaging with team mates in the group discussion thread, and completing assigned duties from your group leader. The grading rubric for this assignment are the same as for the individual Case Study.

Since there is NOT a dropbox for the Group Case Study, the team leader is responsible for placing the Group Case Study documents in the Peer Review drop box. Only the submission from the team leader will be accepted. The team leader is required email the instructor when the Group Case Study has been placed into the Peer Review drop box.

Here are the grading rubric for the case study (100 points total):

  • Format - 10 points. Elements of case format include:
    • At least one and one-half pages in length (single spaced), not to exceed 3 pages in length
    • Proper English, grammar, and syntax must be used
    • One inch margins
    • Issue - 10 points. One or two paragraphs that summarizes the key issue of the case study.
  • Discussion - 20 points - Three to six paragraphs that give a more detailed summary of the case study, including your analysis and insight.
  • Findings - 6 points each (total of 30 points). The elements of your submission must include -- the Letter of the finding you are addressing (A,B,C, etc), one or two paragraphs documenting your findings, and analysis or insight to validate your position. Each of the following items must be addressed:
    • What was the business goal?
    • What was the business strategy?
    • What leadership strategies were employed?
    • What were the Information Systems functions?
    • What tools or techniques were used?
  • Conclusion - 10 points. Two to four paragraphs that summarize your insight into this particular case study, and what conclusions you can draw from it -- parallels, textbook insights, personal insights, etc.
  • Ideas for Further Concern - 10 points. Ask three to six questions about the case that should be addressed to develop a better understanding of this situation. You only have to formulate the questions, not answer them.
  • References - at least 3 references from the peridocals, textbooks (our textbook is not allowed as a reference for this purpose), speeches, Internet searches. These server the same purpose as in a term paper -- to provide independent validation of the position you have taken in the paper.

Peer Review

The purpose of the peer review is to identify each person on the team's contribution for the Group Project. You must rate each member of the team based on this scale:

  • 5 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner
  • 4 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements
  • 3 = Meets requirements and objectives of project
  • 2 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements
  • 0 = Did not meet minimal expectations, or did not participate

These peer reviews will be averaged and scaled to determine your overall peer review score of this effort. Remember, if you don't complete a peer review, you also record ZERO for the Group Project, regardless of your contribution. You cannot complete a peer review if you did not participate in the Group Project.

Grading:

Class Assessments by Percentage

 Here is the breakdown by Assessment and the "percent" each assessment is worth:  

Assessments Points
Quizzes (6) 120
Discussions (8) 240
Group Case Study (1) 100
Group Case Study Peer Review (1) 40
Examinations (2) 500
TOTAL POINTS 1000

 

Course Grading Scale

 There are 1000 points possible in our class this term. The grading scale for this course is as follows:

 

Points Grade
 1000 - 900 A
 900 - 800 B
 800 - 700 C
 700 - 600 D
 Less than 600 F

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of course work is not allowed.   If you are going to be out of town, submit your assignments early. In the event of a PC problem you can fax your assignments to me on an emergency basis.

No incompletes will be given in this class -- please plan accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A couple of important pieces of information you need to be aware of as you begin this online class: 

  • 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.If you have ANY accessibility or issue of disability, please SELECT the Help and Resources link on the Course Home Menu. That takes you to the Online Student Help and Resource Page. On that page, there is a "menu" on the left side of the page. About half way down you will find a link to "Accessibility and ADA". SELECT that link and you will have access to ALL of the ADA and Accessibility information at Park University.  

 

  • Working online brings with it the new world of "online etiquitte" - usually referred to as "netiquette." To find out more about the issues involving your online writing and postings please review the The Core Rules of Netiquette.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

  • Quiz 1 - Chapters 1 thru 2; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Answer only ONE of the listed question in the Week 1 Discussion Area; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 2

  • Quiz 2 - Chapters 3 thru 4; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Chapter 4: Should Google Organize Your Medical Records? pages 156-158; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 3

  • Quiz 3 - Chapters 5 thru 6; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Chapter 6: Trouble with the Terrorist Watch List Database, pages 241-244; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 4

  • Mid-Term Exam - Chapters 1 thru 8; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Chapter 8: A Rouge Trader at Societe Generalle Rolis the World Financial System, pages 331-333; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 5

  • Quiz 5 - Chapters 9 thru 10; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Group Case Study –“The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Begin your work on this
  • Discussion - Chapter 10: Facebook's Dilemma, pages 407-409; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight

  Week 6

  • Quiz 6 - Chapters 11 thru 12; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Group Case Study –“The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Continue your work on this
  • Discussion - Chapter 12: HSBC's Lending Decisions and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis: What Went Wrong?, pages 476-478; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 7

  • Quiz 7 - Chapters 13 thru 14; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Group Case Study –“The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Group Case Study Peer Reviews; Due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Chapter 14: The U.S Census Bureau Field Data Collection Project: Don't Count on It, pages 550-551; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

  Week 8

  • Comprehensive Final Exam; Due Sun @ midnight CST; Class Evaluation due Sun @ midnight CST
  • Discussion - Chapter 15: Can Cell Phones Close The Global Digital Divide?, pages 573-574; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST

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.
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 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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