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Unformatted text preview: MGT 3100: Management and Behavior Science – Team Service Learning Project Requirements Prof. Victor B. Marshall MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Table of Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................. 3 Team Service Learning Project Eligibility Criteria and Examples .............................................. 4 Resources ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Questions to be Analyzed and Answered ................................................................................ 5 Deliverables ........................................................................................................................... 6 The Team Paper ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6 The Team Presentation ........................................................................................................................................................... 6 Group Team Project Guidelines / Expectations ....................................................................... 7 Avoiding a Pitfall .................................................................................................................... 7 Grading .................................................................................................................................. 8 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 2 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Purpose Some concepts of management are best learned by experience. So that you will have experience in planning, organizing, executing and de‐briefing a project in a team environment, one key element of this course is completing a Team Service Learning Project within your permanent Team for the semester for this course. The primary purpose of this assignment is your learning, applying and experiencing important concepts of management and team dynamics. Note that your team grade will be determined based on what you learn from the experience of the project as captured in the analysis from your team paper – not the outcome of the project per se. However, picking a project that is purely trivial in scope will limit your ability to learn from the project, which would in term also limit your grade. Your Team Service Learning Project must be a “real” – not hypothetical – project which benefits the community that your team plans, organizes, executes and then debriefs within the semester as a team. Your Team Service Learning Project will be completed within your respective permanent teams – and all members of your team must participate on this project in a manner to be determined by your team (you may assign different team members different roles). Brainstorming and selecting your team project’s purpose if part of your team’s planning process. Refer to the class schedule for the Team Project Assignments and Deliverable Due Dates. 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 3 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Team Service Learning Project Eligibility Criteria and Examples Your team can identify and execute a project of your own choosing, subject to instructor approval, that benefits the community. One of your team decisions will be in picking a project of the correct size and scope. You will want to avoid picking a project that is too large (i.e.: you do not want to set out to solve world hunger). Similarly, you do not want to pick a project that is too trivial (i.e.: you do not want your team to contribute a single small toy to “Toys for Tots”). Again, it is up to your team to decide what your project should be, but the following examples and ideas might prove helpful: • “Care Kits” for our troops • Support for food banks • Support for crisis centers • Support for nursing homes • Developing and delivering an educational program at a local school • Adopting / providing support to a needy family or individual • Support for animal shelters • Teaching a Junior Achievement module at a local school Please note, however, that support for political parties, causes and candidates will not qualify as a valid Service Learning Project. Resources There are a number of resources that you might want to review in selecting your team’s project. • Student Community Service (VKSU) website o Refer to: http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/vksu/vksu.html • Kennesaw State University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) o Refer to: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/pages/sife/ • Junior Achievement of Georgia o Refer to: http://georgia.ja.org/aboutus/relevance/ o Refer to information PDF included in “Team Project & Team Resources” folder in WebCT 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 4 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Questions to be Analyzed and Answered Your debriefing analysis and reflective review of your Team Service Learning Project should address the following questions and topics: • Summary of Project: o Who was involved, what was done, what was accomplished, where was project executed and when was project executed? • How did your team work together? o Were there assigned roles? o Approach to decision‐making? o Approach to dealing with conflict and differences of opinion? o How did you team interact (face to face meetings, emails, online discussion group, calls, etc.) and what were your coordinating mechanisms? o Did your team spell out expectations for team behavior and performance? o Did your team develop a team charter? Initially or later? Revisions? o Did your team develop an approach to ensure ethics and integrity? o What type of culture did your team develop? o What types of leadership and motivation emerged in your team? • How did your team progress through the stages of team development? o Forming o Storming o Norming o Performing o Adjourning • Project selection: o Which alternative projects did your team consider and what were their objectives? o Which project was selected and why? • Planning & Execution: o How did your team plan to accomplish your selected project? o How well did your team execute that plan? Were adjustments necessary? o What were your team’s objectives for your project? How were they measured? Were they achieved? o What was your contingency plan, and was it exercised? • After completing the project, in retrospect: o What would your team have done differently? o What have you learned about yourselves? In terms of leading and managing an undertaking? About working in teams? 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 5 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Deliverables This assignment has two deliverables as outlined below: The Team Paper This will be THE document that I will review on a stand­alone basis in evaluating and grading your team’s effectiveness in fulfilling the requirements for this assignment. Grading will consider format, appearance, grammar, spelling and how well the required topics are addressed. The font should be 12 point Times New Roman and the paper should be double‐spaced. This should be submitted as a DOC or DOCX file. There should be a cover page with the project’s title, the team number, a list of team members, and the date; a table of contents, and associated section headers throughout the report. This document should address each of the “questions to be analyzed and answered” noted above. Any diagrams, charts, tables, pictures, etc. that support your paper should be included either within the text of the document or as an appendix within the document. However, to avoid excessive file size and long download times, pictures and graphics should be compressed. The Team Presentation The purpose of this deliverable is to share highlights of what your team learned with the students in the class who were on a different team. Since this presentation will be posted and not presented in‐class with the benefits of narration, the slides should be detailed enough to make sense on a stand‐alone basis. The Team Presentation will not be graded per se, but the team receiving the most # of votes for the best presentation will receive a bonus point toward their final grade. This should be submitted as a PPT or PPTX file – NOT as a PPS or PPSX file. Since the purpose of the presentation is to share information with other students in the class, it should address the “highlights” of your learning from this project and does not require the same depth of information as must be provided in the team paper. 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 6 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Again, to avoid excessively large files and long download times, all picture files should be compressed. Also, files should NOT include audio – either narration or background theme music. Group Team Project Guidelines / Expectations The length of the presentation and paper is not a consideration in grading per se – what matters is how well your team addresses the required topics and questions. As a rough guide, however, since several students typically ask, top graded papers (DOC) have typically run about 10 pages. Presentation length (PPT) varies greatly based on style, but typically run 15 to 20 slides. I will be posting examples of previous “A” papers to give you an example in the “Team Project” folder in WebCT. It is the team’s responsibility to make certain that their assignment submission was in fact properly attached to the WebCT assignment when submitted. Prior to the assignment deadline, teams may “take back” their assignments, make changes, and then resubmit. Once the deadline for the assignment has passed, however, assignments that are either not submitted or submitted without the necessary attachment will receive a grade of zero. Avoiding a Pitfall Some semesters I will see a team or two where a member or two who had not participated and supported their team throughout the semester would volunteer to “make it up to the team” by authoring and submitting the team deliverable paper for the project, due to the Team Peer Feedback and it’s impact on grades. In these situations, I have seen some absolutely terrible papers turned in for team projects – with failing grades – that affected all team members’ grades. To avoid your team suffering from this same type of mistake, I strongly advise your team to carefully consider who you let author and turn in your team deliverables; to assign at least one person other than the author to review the deliverables before submission; and to set up some type of notification system to confirm to team members once the deliverables have been submitted. 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 7 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements Grading The following is an example of the grading sheet that I will use to evaluate each team’s paper. I will provide each team a copy of this grading sheet in the grading comments for this assignment. The relationship to the previously requested analysis should be evident. 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 8 MGT 3100: Management & Behavior Science Team Service Learning Project Requirements 1/22/09 4:46 PM Prof. Victor B. Marshall Page 9 ...
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