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MG 271 Principles of Supervision
Jefferson, Mark D.


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

F2Z 2012 ML

Faculty

Jefferson, Mark D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Management/Human Resources
Bachelors: Social Psychology
Level III Defense Acquisition University Certified Federal Contracting Officer

Office Location

Malmstrom AFB

Office Hours

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Daytime Phone

(406) 799-3160

Other Phone

(406) 731-4014

E-Mail

mark.jefferson@park.edu

mark.jefferson@malmstrom.af.mil

Semester Dates

October 22 to December 16 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Supervision: Key Link to Productivity, Leslie W. Rue & Lloyd L. Byars, 10th ED, ISBN-13:978-0-07-338137-4   

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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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, writtings, and power-point presentations.  The facilitator will ehgage each learner in what is refered to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and explain how supervisors can improve communication skills
  2. Identify and explain the principles of supervision based on authority
  3. Explain the various methods of how supervisors handle conflict and stress
  4. Idnetify and explain how supervisors can improve productivity
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:

  Course attendance, Course participation, Case study (research report), Mid and Final Exams
 
** CASE STUDY**
All students are required to complete and submitt to the instructor by the end of week seven a five page case study in a topic concerning supervision.  
 
Elements of the case study:
1. Must be a minimum of five pages.
2. Introduction and  references pages do NOT count towards the five pages.
3. Must be double spaced.
4. Case study will follow all APA guidelines for writing.
5. A minimum of four sources must be referenced to support the case study. 
 
** Mid and Final Exams will consist of selected questions and essay topic concerning the above identified Instructor Learning Outcomes, lectures, text book chapters, and power point presentations.** 

Grading:

Element                                                           Points                           Percentage

Course attendance & participation                                    200                                              20%

Case Study                                                                             200                                             20%
 
Weekly Assignments                                                           200                                             20%

Mid-term                                                                                 200                                             20%

Final                                                                                        200                                             20%    

Total                                                                                      1000                                           100%
 
 

Percentage

100 – 90          A

89 – 80            B

79 – 70           C

69- 60              D

59 – 0              F

Based On Points

1000 – 900        A

899 – 800          B

799 – 700          C

699 – 700          D

599 – 0              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:
Late submission of course material will not be accepted by the instructor unless the student coordinates the submission and the instructor approves the submission of the late material prior to the date such material is due.  However; depending on the reason or circumstances regarding the submission of late material the instructor reserves the right to lower the overall grade by 5 points per day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. ALL CELL PHONES ARE TO BE TURNED OFF, no phone calls or texting during class (the only exception to this rule is for individuals on stand-by or subject to military recall). 
 
2. All students and the instructor WILL respect the opinions of everyone in the class.  Disagreeing is allowed; however, it will be done in a respectful manor.
 
3. Students are to be present and preparred for class at the schedule time for the class.
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week 1            Oct 22 – 26                 Chapters 1 and 2

Week 2            Oct 29 – Nov 2           Chapters 4 and 5               Assignment 1 due

Week 3            Nov 5 – 9                    Chapters 6 and 7               Assignment 2 due

Week 4            Nov 12 – 16                Chapters 9 and 10              Mid-Term; Assignment 3 due

Week 5            Nov 19 – 23                Chapters 11 and 12            Assignment 4 due

Week 6            Nov 26 – 30                Chapters 13 and 14            Assignment 5 due

Week 7            Dec 3 – 7                     Chapters 15 and 16               Case Study due; Assignment 6 due

Week 8            Dec 10 – 14                 Chapter 17                              Final Exam; Assignment 7 due

ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS FOR EACH WEEK (TUESDAY); ASSIGNMENTS WILL CONSIST OF SELECTED QUESTIONS OR SCENARIOS FROM THE END OF EACH CHAPTER CONTAINED WITHIN THE REQUIRED TEXT BOOK FOR THE COURSE.     

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 .



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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