MG 375 Production and Operations Management
S1T 2008 DLF
D'Ostroph, Steven M.
Masters of Science Quality Systems ManagementProject Management Professional
8:00 am to 9:00pm EST
14 Jan - 9 Mar 2008
Textbook: Required Text: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage (Eleventh Edition with CD) Author: Richard B. Chase, Nicholas J. Aquilano, and F. Robert Jacobs ISBN: 007312166 5
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Educational Philosophy: Welcome to MG375, Production and Operations Management, Online. My instructional goals for this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories that currently govern the field of Operations Management. I will consider myself successful upon the successful demonstration of the transfer of conceptual knowledge to that of practical skills through the submission of the students final deliverable product. Additional support for this objective will come from discussions, Internet, writings, quizzes, and reflective thinking exercises.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 375. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment of comprehension of the core learning outcomes will be determined throught Examinations, Weekly quizes, comprehensive explainations of discussion questions, Activity based Homework assignements, and a Final project.
Grading: General Grading Policy: Grades will be given by accumulation of points during the eight weeks of the course. Points are accumulated by completing and submitting assignments as follows: MG375 - Assignment Point Schedule Assignment Due Date Points per Week Total Points In Course Submitting an answer to a discussion question By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 8 Responding to a submitted discussion question (other than your own) By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 8 Submitting answers to a homework problem By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 8 Responding to a submitted homework question (other than your own) By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 8 Submitting a project assignment By end of the week (weeks 2-7) 2 12 Compiling and submitting a complete and integrated project document By end of the week (week 8) 8 8 Submitting answers to a quiz By end of the week (weeks 1-7) 2 14 Submitting a lessons learned assignment By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 8 Completing a proctored final exam By end of the week (week 8) 26 26 Total 100 Students will be able to track their points throughout the course through use of the classroom grade book. Points for discussion, homework, project, quiz, lessons learned, and final exam will be shown each week. Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in points. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit. Proctored Final Examination: A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade. MG375 - Points To Grade Schedule Grade Points Percent A 90 points or higher 90 to 100% B 80 or more but less than 90 points 80 or more but less than 90 % C 70 or more but less than 80 points 70 or more but less than 80 % D 60 or more but less than 70 points 60 or more but less than 70 % F Less than 60 points Less than 60 %General Grading Policy:
Grades will be given by accumulation of points during the eight weeks of the course. Points are accumulated by completing and submitting assignments as follows:
Course Grading Scale
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 and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 20% 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 and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
(A) Homework Assignment: Taken from the week's readings in the text or chapter lecture, a case study from the end of the chapter, and dropped into the homework dropbox basket. Case studies are tools used to test your comprehension of the core learning outcomes of each chapter. Every other week, you will provide an analysis of specific case studies.
(B) Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learner. These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicite further discussion. The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor.
(C) Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement. These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic. Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new. The posting must be documents with proper citations.
(D) Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned. Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested. This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place. Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.
(E) WWW/URL Research Assignments: Every other week you will provide this forum with an Internet research assignment. Each student will perform an inquiry about the key topics from the weeks reading and locate a relevant web site that supports the core learning objectives for that particular week. You will be asked to provide a link to that site (the link must work) and a comprehensive summary of that site.
(F) Self-Check: You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week. These self-checks may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery. The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz.
(G) Quizes: You will take weekly chapter quizes. These quizes will count toward your final formative assessement. Each quiz is worth 10pts. You will have one hour to complete the quiz. Ensure that you save your answers often.
(H) During this course, you will take part in the construction of a fully documented eight page research paper. This paper will be developed in stages. The first stage is the topic/thesis identification process. This process is worth 5 points toward the final paper's score. The second stage is the rough draft. The rough draft will be turned in by the end of week 5. This stage of the process is worth 25 points. The final stage is the submission of the final work. The final work is due by Wednesday of week eight. This stage is worth 35 points.
(I) Periodically, I will have a thread for Hot Topics. I desire open-ended discussion in this area with you responding outside the norms of Principles of Supervision. This thread will allow for deeper understanding and appreciation of fellow classmates' viewpoints.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88General E-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in the subject line of all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.
Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently and respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).
File Attachments: When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word RTF file formats.
Weekly Submitted Material: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in your score. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.
Online Communication: 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. Use of American Standard English with correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling is expected for all material submitted to the online class classroom. Here are a couple of references that discuss writing online: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette , http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Other Course Policies: Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
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