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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
McCoy, Frank Eugene


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

F1M 2012 CH

Faculty

McCoy, Frank Eugene

Degrees/Certificates

BS Management Computer Information Systems
MS Computer Information Systems

Office Location

MCAS Cherry Point, NC

E-Mail

frank.mccoy@park.edu

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management Information Systems, 12/E
Book cover

Jane P. Laudon
Kenneth C. Laudon

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2011
ISBN: 0132142856

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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:

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 discussions and course development.

Quizzes

The quizzes are open book and open notes.

Exams

The mid-term and final exams are open book and open notes, but will be proctored.

Paper

There will be a final paper/presentation.

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
Presentation 100
Participation 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:

  • Learners are required to read all assigned material prior to class.

  • Learners are expected to actively participate in class discussions and group work.

  • Learners will be prepared to discuss assigned material.

  • Learners are required to complete all assigned work and projects on time.

  • Learners are responsible for all materials/work when absent from class.

  • Learners are expected to arrive to class on time and remain for the entire class period, each session.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

  • Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
  • Discussion - Chapter 1: What's the Buzz on Smart Grids Pages 36 -38
  • Quiz 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

  Week 2

  • Chapters 3 & 4
  • Discussion - Chapter 3: Will TV Succumb to the Internet? Pages 118-119
  • Quiz 2 - Chapters 3 & 4

  Week 3

  • Chapters 5 & 6
  • Discussion - Chapter 6: The Terror Watch List Database’s Troubles Continue. Pages 240-242
  • Quiz 3 - Chapters 5 & 6

  Week 4

  • Chapters 7 & 8
  • Discussion - Chapter 8: Are We Ready for Cyberwarfare? Pages 329-331
  • Mid-Term Exam - Chapters 1 - 8

  Week 5

  • Chapters 9 & 10
  • Case Study Assignments: 
  • Discussion - Chapter 10: Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: Which Giant Will Dominate E-commerce? Pages 410-412
  • Quiz 4 - Chapters 9 & 10

  Week 6

  • Chapters 11 & 12 
  • Discussion - Chapter 11: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Preserves Expertise with Better Knowledge Management. Pages 448-450
  • Quiz 5 - Chapters 11 & 12

  Week 7

  • Chapters 13 & 14 
  • Discussion - Chapter 13: Are Electronic Medical Records a Cure for Health Care? Pages 522-524
  • Quiz 6 - Chapters 13 & 14

  Week 8

  • Final Exam - Chapters 1 - 14
  • Final Presentations

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.

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 .

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