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MG 365 Organizational Behavior
Molina, Joseph G.


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Park Vision/Mission Statement Park University VisionPark University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.Park University MissionThe mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Instructor Information Instructor: email: phone: fax: Term: Joseph Molinajoseph.molina@pirate.park.edu(760) - 726 - 0675(270) 588 - 3404 Spring I 2005 1/10/2005 – 3/6/2005


Developer Name T. Blackburn

Course Description Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior; organizational effectiveness, and organizational development. Lecture, discussion, and cases are used.

Overview and Course Goals Welcome to Organizational Behavior (MG 365), on line! This course provides a thorough introduction to the field of management of organizational behavior. This course focuses on the fundamental behavioral science concepts and the tools needed to be a successful leader in today's global economy.Each week we'll focus on two to four chapters in our text, Management of Organizational Behavior, Eighth Edition.Provide the student with an understanding of the management of organizational behavior applicable to the public and private management and administration in a wide variety of disciplines: business, communication, health sciences, education, nursing, engineering, and agribusiness.

Core Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to:· Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of applying behavioral sciences to a constantly changing environment. · Explain the relationships among various behavioral theories and the Situational Leadership model. · Analyze the similarities and differences among the various leadership models. · Explain alternative approaches to dealing with leadership challenges. · Diagnose specific situations and develop strategies to effect change. · Adapt known techniques to apply to various situations. · Communicate effectively with others so as to promote organizational goals. · Analyze and apply the leadership competencies needed for developing strategies to plan, direct, and control change and otherwise influencing organizational outcomes. · Analyze and apply the leadership competencies needed for developing strategies to plan, direct and control the implementation of quality management. · Apply the steps involved in implementing Situational Leadership.

Required Texts/Materials · Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN 0-13-017598-6

Course Policies This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the University Online computer service. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system - the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom. A class week is defined as the period of time between Sunday to Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday. ALL Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the Sunday (Noon Pacific Time) that follows the end of the week assigned. Writing assignments and projects/problems should be completed and successfully submitted so that they are in my hands on the due date. I strongly suggest to complete all or most of your work early in the week, as I am not able to accept late assignments. Homework Homework must be submitted not later than the Sunday at noon (Pacific Time - California Time). Late homework will not receive credit. Final Exam - Comprehensive Examination A comprehensive examination must be taken in person at one of the Park College sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the college and the instructor where Park College sites are not available. All Park sites are prepared to proctor exams and are the preferred choice. Unless you are more then two hours from a Park site, you are expected to use one of them to take your exam. (Exceptions will be carefully screened as per the directions I receive from the University. For these proctored examinations, photo identification is required. · A proctor information form will be provided by Park at an address to be provided later. · If you are unable to make arrangements with someone who meets these criteria, contact the instructor for acceptable alternatives. · A proctor MUST have e-mail - no exams will be faxed or Mail 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

Grading Policy The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements: · Homework Assignments/Group projects · Comprehensive Examination Final Exam · Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors: 1. Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course. 2. Posting comments in the discussion threads each week. 3. Having a completed, correct proctor form submitted by the end of week 4. There will be a link to the proctor form provided later. 4. Attending class each week - meaning being active by posting the assignments on or before the due date 5. Responding to my request for evaluations during week 8. 6. Other course related activities. The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:· 90% - 100% = A · 80% - 89% = B · 70% - 79% = C · 60% - 70% = D · Below 60% = F The work you do in this class is valued as follows:· 13 points per week total of : 104 points --Homework Questions: Case Studies, and Comment; Reading Assignments & Comment, and Research assignment & Comment)Final Exam 56 points (104 + 56 = 160 Total number of points)Course Grading Scale - this subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course. The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included (see example below). Example -A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%
Submission of Late Work: No late or Incomplete assignments will be acceptedProctored final examination - A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment on Monday - Tuesday or Wednesday of the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location (If student needs to be tested during the last part of week 7, must contact Instructor to receive approval) . 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 4th 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.

Academic Honesty Park College policies are in effect. All your work must be your own, unless I authorize collaboration, in which case you must, in writing, acknowledge the help you have received. Presenting as one's own the words, ideas, or expression of another in any form is cheating through plagiarism, and will not be tolerated. Teamwork is assumed to be the original work of the team members; if it is not, proper credit must be given to the source. The claim of ignorance is no excuse.

Attendance Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded. An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus. For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.

Student Resources McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347. Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Distance Learning - Graduate," or "Distance Learning Internet," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in. Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance. If you need contact information for your Campus Center, click here. Online Tutoring Services - Park University has arranged for Online students to receive five hours of free access to Online tutoring and academic support through Smarthinking. If you would like Online tutoring, please contact me to receive their recommendation and information on how to access the Online tutoring. Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom or your proctor form, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275).Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email the Park Helpdesk or call 800-927-3024.

My Bio I started teaching for Park University in 1998I received my BS degree with emphasis in Psychology while serving in the military (like many of you) after completing my military service I moved back to California where I currently work as Business Consultant for the Small Business Development (a program of the SBA). I completed my Masters Degree in Management with Human Resources. Welcome to Class :)