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Unformatted text preview: Peru State College CB’US 414 _..... Supervisory 5’ka and' (Practices Syllabus — Spring 2008 (Online) Instructor: Christy L. Hutchison, JD Office Hours: By appointment and via emaii (I check email every weekday and most weekends Office Telephone: (800) 742—4412 (Main Campus in Peru) Emaii Address: [email protected] Course Meets: Online (Blackboard) Required Textbook: Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management by Leonard and Hitgert, 10‘“ Edition. Published by Thomson Southwestern Course Description & Objectives Students team the basics of effective supervision including worker motivation, leadership stytes and practices, communication with workers, selection, promotion, compensation, training, counseling, evaluation, and discipline ail within the confines of front—line management. Prerequisites: None Upon successful completion of this course a student wilt be able to: ‘1. Understand the role of a supervisor; identify and demonstrate the skills practiced by effective supervisors; Understand human motivation; identify and demonstrate various methods of motivating subordinates; Understand team dynamics; identify and demonstrate how to supervise, lead, and serve as a member of an effective team; Understand leadership and management styles and identify the most effective management styte for various supervisory situations; Understand and demonstrate the skilts required for effective selection, orientation and training of new employees; Understand and demonstrate the skilis required for effective appraisal, counsel, and discipiine of subordinates; Apply principles learned in the course to analyze and resolve hypotheticai cases; Communicate the student's conctusions and the reasoning behind them in an effective, comprehensible and persuasive way; Evaluate and critique the reasoning of others in a mature, thoughtful and respectful manner Weekly Assignments As an eight—week online (internet) course, we will move very quickly through a tot of material. Each week you will be assigned the following tasks: Weekly Assignments (there are 6 weekly assignments worth up to 50 points each) * Read: Two or three assigned chapters from the text book Review Lecture Notes — PowerPoint Chapter Summaries: This is optional but may help you to understand the material in the chapters; the chapter summaries are located in the “Lecture Notes" tab of the course site Main Discussion Board: Discuss the answers to one or more questions and post your discussion on the Main Discussion Board (worth up to 15 points each week); Post a reply to a classmate on the Main Discussion Board (worth up to 5 points each week). Individual Homework Assignment (Turn In Via Assignment Page): Complete an lndividuai homework assignment retated to the material (worth up to 30 points each week); Turn in via Assignment Page Ali weekly assignments are due on Mondays at 11:59 PM. The weekiy assignment topics and due dates are included later in this syltabus, and in the “Weekly Assignments” tab of the course site. Group Project There is a group project which wilt be worth 100 points. This project wilt require a coordinated effort from a group of 5—6 students, depending on the size of the ciassi in order to work with your group, you will need to access the "Group Projects“ tab of the course site. Groups will be assigned at the start of the second week of the course. You witl be notified of your group assignment via email and on the course site. Group projects are due on the dates designated in the Course Schedule. Group projects should be the product of discussion and contribution by all group members. i will be abie to view your group interaction on your Group Discussion Board and participate in your discussion. Your group project grades will be assessed based on your individual participation and contribution to the group effort. You will not receive credit for posting solely "I agree" or "good work" or "teil me what you need me to do" types of messages. in order to earn credit for the group project, you must contribute research, work, drafting and input of substance in a timeiy manner. Each week your group project points will be added to your group project grade, making your point total cumulative for the project. More information about the group projects will be posted on the course site and distributed via Acornmail email. Midterm and Final Examinations In addition to the weekiy assignments, there wiil be a Midterm Examination and a Final Examination. The Midterm Examination wiil cover material from chapters 1—8 and the Final Examination will cover material from chapters 10-16. (We will skip chapter 9.) Both examinations are in “take home” format so you may print them out and work on them over a ten day period. Both examinations include case anaiyses requiring that you be abie to apply the principies you have learned to factual situations. Academic Honesty Unless directed othenrvise, students are expected to do their own work on assignments and examinations. Academic dishonesty wiil resuit in actions in accordance with the coilege’s disciplinary poiicy and may also result in loss of credit for the assignment. i maintain assignments turned in by students in previous semesters for comparison purposes. Please do your own work! if you do not, you are cheating yourseif and wasting your tuition money. Grading Poiicy and Scale You wili have the opportunity to earn a total of 600 points. Your final grade will be determined by the number of points you earn as noted below. Weekly Assignments {6 weeks @ 50 points each) 300 pts. Group Project ”£00 pts. Midterm Examination (Due Monday, February 4) 100 pts. Final Examination (Due Thursday, February 28) 100 pts. Points Percentage Grade 540 — 600 (90«‘iOO%) A 510 - 539 (85—89%) 8+ 480 — 509 (80~»84%) B 450 _, 479 (75—79%) 0+ 420 — 449 (70-74%) C 390 — 4t 9 (65—69%) D+ 360 — 389 (60«64%) D Below 360 (below 60%) F How to Submit Course Work All weekly assignments are located in the “Weekly Assignments” tab of the course site. All discussion board answers and replies should be posted to the Main Discussion Board. Your weekly homework should be submitted via the submission instructions iocated on the page of the assignment. Group Projects will be discussed on the Group Discussion Board located in the “Group Projects" tab of the course site. You must observe aii due dates in order to be successful in this course. Since we are on a fast- paced eight-week schedule, it is critical that you keep up with your weekty reading and assignments. Please keep a copy of all of your course work, just in case there is a technical probiem that requires you to re—submit an assignment or posting. Also, please print out this syllabus so that you have contact information for me in case you lose access to Biackboard or have computer problems. Check Your Acornmail Often! All of my private correspondence with you wilt be via PSC Acornmail. You must have an account created for you and check it often. l will send you notes about your course performance and comments about your work via Acornmail. Assignments Submitted After the Due Dates The due date associated with each assignment and examination is definitive and wiil not be waived or excused except in extraordinary circumstances. Assignments will be accepted up to 3 days late with a one-haif credit penaity (the most you may earn on the assignment is one—half of the otherwise availabie points). Assignments more than one week late wiil not be accepted unless there are extraordinary circumstances. It is therefore critical that you keep up with your reading and course work. if you anticipate being unavailable for some portion of the semester, you may complete your work ahead. You may aiso request that an examination be made available to you eariier than the scheduled date. Announcements and Student Questions 1 have created a speciai discussion board forum for announcements and student questions. it is the first one on the discussion board page and it is titled: “Announcements and Student Questions.” This is where i will post comments about the course materials and weekly assignments. My preference is that you post your questions to this forum, so that alt students see your questions and the answers l have provided. However, if you prefer to email me your question privateiy, you may do so and i will respond to you by private email. I would recommend that you review your assignments for the coming week before Friday, so that you can contact me on Friday if you have any questions about the materiai or assignments. l will respond to all emailed and posted questions within 24 hours following your correspondence, unless your correspondence occurs after noon on Friday. Ali postings after noon on Friday wiil be answered no later than noon on Monday. Please print this syllabus so you can contact me in the event that Blackboard is down or you have computer problems. Student Assistance and Reasonable Accommodations Students with speciai needs are encouraged to make them known to the instructor at the beginning of the course. in accordance with law and the policies of the college, reasonable accommodations wiil be provided for students with documented disabilities. Modification of Course Syiiabus and Course Schedule The instructor reserves to right to modify any part of this course syllabus and course schedule. Any such modifications will be communicated to students in advance of becoming effective. Course Decorum in order to foster a climate conducive to learning, please ioin me in treating your classmates with respect. A part of your grade will be based on your demonstrated ability to evaluate and critique the reasoning of others in a mature, thoughtful and respectful manner. Posting of Student Papers i have found that posting the best student work for other students to see is a helpful learning tool. in the event that your paper is selected for posting, i will notify you of my intention to post your paper. If you do not object to my posting of your paper, i will assume that t have your permission to post your paper in the ”Announcements and Student Questions” discussion forum. if you prefer that you paper not be posted, piease notify me at the start of the course and I will refrain from posting your papers. January 7-14 Chapters 1, 2, 3 January 15-21 Chapters 4, 5 January 22-28 Chapters 6, 7, 8 MiDTERM EXAM DUE MONDAY, February 4 February 5-11 Chapters 10, 11 February t2—1 8 Chapters 12, 13 February 19-25 Chapters 14, 15, 18 FINAL EXAM DUE THURSDAY, February 28 Course Schedule Supervising in Uncertain Times The Managerial Functions Communication: The Vital Link in Supervisory Management Motivational Principles As Applied to Supervision Solving Problems: Decision Making and the Supervisor Positive Discipline Supervisory Planning Supervisory Organizing at the Departmentai Level Covers Chapters 1-8 The Examination will be posted on Friday, January 25 {You may access the exam anytime after this date) The Supervisor and Employee Recruitment, Selection, Orientation, and Training Performance Management: Appraising, Coaching, Promoting, and Compensating Supervisory Leadership and the Management of Change Managing Work Groups: Teamwork, Morale, and Counseling Supervising a Diverse Workforce Fundamentais of Controlling Resoiving Conflicts in the Workpiace Covers Chapters 10-16 The Examination wili be posted on Monday, February 18 (You may access the exam anytime after this date) Assignment Due Dates Week 1 Assignments Due January 14 Week 2 Assignments Due January 21 Week 3 Assignments Due January 28 Midterm Examination is due by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 4 Week 5 Assignments Due February 11 Week 6 Assignments Due February 18 Group Project Due February 18 Week 7 Assignments Due February 25 Final Examination is due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 28 (Note this is a Thursday due date, not our usual Monday due date!) ...
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