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MG 352 Principles of Management
Incalcaterra, Frank P.


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 352 Principles of Management

Semester

U1T 2012 DLD

Faculty

Incalcaterra, Frank P.

Title

Online Faculty Trainer/Evaluator Park Distance Learning

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Human Resources Management
M.Ed. Adult and Higher Education

Office Location

Peoria, AZ

Office Hours

Daily 10 AM - 6PM Mountain Standard Time

Daytime Phone

623-974-8104

E-Mail

franki@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4 - July 29, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Management: Skills and Application,
McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009,
13th Edition, Boston,
Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars.  
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-338150-3 or MHID: 0-07-338150-0

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
MG352 Principles of Management (MLL): Examines the functions, activities and principles of leadership in business and other institutions. Philosophy, history, current practice and issues in leasing, planning organizing, and controlling organizations such as communication, motivation and interpersonal realations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that students will learn only when they are ready to learn and when they see some value in the course materials presented as it pertains to their own lives, interests, and careers.  My role is to facilitate that learning, to foster critical thinking, and to serve as a role model and as a resource for my students.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “management” and explain the managerial significance of “effectiveness” and “efficiency”.
  2. List the basic functions of management.
  3. Describe the difference between leadership and management.
  4. Distinguish between mechanistic and organic organizations
  5. Describe four social responsibility strategies.
  6. Define the concept of synergy and how it relates to management of organizations.
  7. Evaluate and describe four characteristics common to all organizations.


Core Assessment:
The assessment device is a comprehensive case that is written in class during week 13 of sixteen week classes and during week 7 of eight week classes. The case poses problems faced by a fictional organization in which the solutions are presented by knowledge of the above objectives.
 
A CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. 

Class Assessment:
 

1. Discussion: Complete class discussion each week for weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. You can earn up to 20 points each week for a well-researched and referenced response to discussion questions posed by the instructor, and up to 10 points can be earned each week for conducting at least two peer reviews (up to 5 points each) on another classmate’s discussion question offering.   

2. Group work: To be completed during week 5 of the class. You can earn up to 30 points that week towards your final grade for a well-researched, referenced, collaborative effort.

3. Quiz: There are 8 weekly for-credit quizzes in this class. You can earn up to 20 points per week for a total of 160 points towards your final grade. 

4. Mid-Term Examination: Complete one mid-term exam during week 4.  The mid-term exam is worth 100 points towards your final grade.

5. Research Paper: Complete a ten-page research paper.  You can earn up to 200 points for your research paper towards your final grade. (Submitted during week seven - use template and grading rubric provided)

6. Final Examination The final examination is a summative evaluation.  The examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week. You can earn up to 300 points for the final exam towards your final grade.   The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.

(Refer to the “Rubrics” content item located under the Course Home unit page, for specific grading criteria)

Grading:
 

Discussion

210 points

Weeks 1-4 and 6-8

Groupwork

30 points   

Week 5

Quiz

160 points

Weeks 1-8

Midterm Exam

100 points

Week 4

Research Paper

200 points

Due in Week 7

Final Exam

300 points

Must be taken in Week 8

Total Points

1,000 points

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:
 

A class week is defined as Monday through Sunday of each week. For example, the first week of class for this semester starts Monday, June 4, 2012 and ends on Sunday, June 10, 2012. All assignments will be due not later than midnight (CST) of the week assigned.

For the most part, I do not believe in absolutes (there can sometimes be an exception to the rule), but generally speaking, I do not accept assignments, conference thread postings, quizzes, etc., after the publicized due date and time.

For example, if I do not see a posting or I do not hear from you my midnight (CST) on Sunday of a particular class week, then I assume that you have made the decision to dismiss your opportunity to receive credit for that week.

NOTE: Do not post anything in the conference area past the aforementioned deadlines. If you have not made your posting in time to meet the deadline, then your opportunity to receive credit for that posting is lost and gone forever. There is no way to make up those points. It is like taking a 'traditional class' on (for example) a Monday and Wednesday night where the class meets from 7:30PM 'till 10PM. If you show up to class at 11:30PM (regardless of the reason) you still missed that class. We can't say that you were present, when, in fact you were not. My advice? Never wait 'till Sunday night to attempt to make your conference thread postings or assignment uploads.

There will be times when one or more of you will have to deal with scheduled and unscheduled absences (vacation, leave, babies, TDY, TAD, etc.). Please do not keep me guessing. If you are going to be absent, and you know in advance, prepare early and let me know about it by private Email. If you have an emergency - deal with the emergency! Then, when all is well, let me know about it and we'll work together to get you caught up. You should know that if I do not hear from a student for two weeks, I am obligated (I have no choice) to report the absence to main campus who then has to consider academic withdrawal from the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a 300-level (junior-level) class.  Students are expected to be prepared for class each week, and to treat the instructor and the other class members with respect and with courtesy.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am CST and Sunday at 11:59 PM CST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should must be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date to receive any credit whatsoever.   There are no extra credit opportunities offered in this class.

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts. When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, or PDF file formats.

Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General Email:
Students should use the Email Tool within the eCollege course shell for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending Email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all Email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. 
 
I will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Online threaded discussions are for public messages.  All writing in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.


Observation of "Netiquette": All your online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course.

What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor. 

If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the  Help button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.
 
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK ONE

Read Text Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Read and Study the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Review Research Paper Requirements

WEEK TWO

Read Chapters 4 and 5
Read and Study the Lecture 
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Post (for approval by your instructor) Research Paper Topic

Begin work on your Research Paper


WEEK THREE

Read Chapters 6 and 7
Read and Study the Lecture 
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

Continue to work on your Research Paper


WEEK FOUR

Read Chapters 8, 9, and 10
Read and study the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete the mid-term examination
Continue to work on your Research Paper 

WEEK FIVE

Read Chapters 11, 12, and 13
Read and study the Lecture
Complete Collaborative Group Work Participation
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Continue to work on your Research Paper

WEEK SIX

Read Chapters 14, 15, and 16
Read and study the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Begin to finalize work on your Research Paper

WEEK SEVEN

Read Chapters  17, 18, and 19
Read and study the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Submit Research Assignment
Complete the Quiz
Submit your Research Paper

WEEK EIGHT

Read Chapter 20
Review all chapters, lectures, and self-checks
Read and study the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Take Proctored 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 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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Last Updated:5/2/2012 5:03:45 PM