BMGT 2382.J1C, J2C Cooperative Work Experience
Spring 2014

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Class time:  Wednesdays
noon-12:50 pm
OR
5:45-6:35 pm
Sedate Hall Room 210-2

 

Classroom Facilitator:

Connie Nichols

E-mail:

cnichols@odessa.edu

Office:

Sedate Hall 208

Phone:

432-335-6521

 Under the supervision of college faculty and a workplace supervisor, this program is designed to interrelate academic and technical course lectures and labs with on-the-job business problems, modern business practices, human relations, and job-finding techniques.


It is the student's responsibility to check the syllabus for updates and changes during the semester.
Download Syllabus                                           Office Hours


Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change

Cooperative Work Experience - Tentative Spring 2014 Course Schedule
Holidays: January 20, 2014 – Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
March 10 – 16, 2014 – Spring Break  (College Closed)
April 18, 2014 – Good Friday (College Closed)
Last Day to Drop:  April 16, 2014
 Graduation:  May 17, 2014

Date

Topic

Due Dates

1-22

Cooperative Education Overview

 

1-29

Writing SMART Goals: Steps to Success
Workplace Objective    -  Assignment

Training Station Agreement due
2-05

2-05
2-12

Mission Success             AG00619_.GIF (5472 bytes) 

Workplace Objective Assignment
 due 2-05

2-19

Managing Your Boss

Objectives signed document –due
 2-19

2-26

Resumes - /Resumes

 

3-05

Communicating Non-defensively 

Resume' due 3-05 

3-12

Spring Break - No Class  

 

3-19

 Get Hired Interviewing Skills

 

3-26

Resumes - continued

 

4-02

Employee 101

 

4-09

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Stress Management
Calm Effectiveness

 

4-16

  Time Management 

 

4-23

Ethics in the Workplace - Reaction Paper Assignment

 

4-30

Wrap-up

Reaction Paper due
4-30

5-07

Luncheon
11:30-1:00 Saulsbury Center - Odessa College

 

 


Syllabus

Course Description (Catalog Description):  BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education – Business Administration and Management, General (52.0201) (1-20) 3 hours Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (ICOs 1, 2, 5, 6) Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Course Objective: as outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

Instructor’s Office Hours

 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday


AM


9:00-12:00


9:00 – 10:00


9:00 - 12:00


9:00 – 10:00 


PM 

 
6:00 - 7:00


5:00-5:30 (City)

 
5:15-5:45

  

Friday:  By appointment – 432-335-6521 - cnichols@odessa.edu

 

Expectations: This is a college level course and you will, therefore, be expected to uphold established college standards as below under Odessa College Policies. Your final grade will be based upon a combination of the following factors:

  1. Attendance

  2. On-time completion of  assignments

  3. Purposeful participation in the classroom discussion

  4. End-of-course supervisor evaluation

  5. End-of-course faculty coordinator evaluation

 Note: If you must be absent, please contact your instructor before the absence if possible or as soon after the missed class as possible to make arrangements for the make-up work or missed assignments. You must make an appointment to make-up the missed class within one week of the absence.  This is your responsibility. Show respect to everyone in the class by communicating appropriately - do not sleep or put your head or feet on the tables or chairs. Cell phones should be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only

Your grade will be a compilation of the following categories:

1.

Attendance/Participation

30%

2.

On-time completion of assignments

30%

3.

Supervisor Evaluation

20%

4.

Faculty Coordinator Evaluation

20%

 

Student Learning Outcomes ICO

Student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry

Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

Student will demonstrate appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry

Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

Student will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry

Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities


General Information

Under the supervision of college faculty and a workplace supervisor, this program is designed to interrelate academic and technical course lectures and labs with on-the-job business problems, modern business practices, human relations, and job-finding techniques.
 

What is Cooperative Education?

The concept of cooperative education was born in 1906, but didn't catch on until the late 1960's.  In the 1960's the focus of education was on providing relevant experiences for students.  That philosophy embraced the basic principles of cooperative education.  Each year, more than 250,000 students participate in cooperative education in the United States.

Cooperative Education is a joint effort of the student, the educational institution and the participating employer.  Students enrolled in Cooperative Education apply practical work experience to classroom knowledge and theory and gain a fuller understanding of their chosen career fields.  Sponsoring businesses have the opportunity to supervise and evaluate enthusiastic college students while meeting company employment needs.
 

Faculty Coordinator Responsibilities

Cooperative Education faculty coordinators are interested in assisting students in gaining practical work experience within their chosen discipline.  The responsibilities of the faculty coordinator are to: 

  • Assist student in the development of five competency based goals and objectives by the fourth week of the semester.
  • Conduct two site visits to the student's place of employment

1st visit - get Training Station Agreement and Employer Evaluation signed and submitted to CE office by the third week of the semester.

2nd visit – get Supervisor’s Evaluation completed by end of the semester.

  • Be available to students on an as needed basis.
  • Submit a final evaluation of the student and a grade recommendation for each assigned student based on timely completion of paperwork, evaluation of the training station supervisor, Co-op class attendance, and successful completion of Co-op class assignments. 

 

Student Responsibilities

Cooperative Education students are aware of the advantages of having practical work experience in their chosen field of endeavor.  CE students are committed to getting the most from their educational experience through the experiential learning process.  Students may be full-time or part-time and must do the following to receive credit and a final grade for their cooperative education experience:

 Successfully fulfill job requirements.

  • Accrue a minimum of 320 hours worked at Cooperative Education training station between the first day of the semester and the week of final exams.  Exceptions must be approved by the faculty coordinator.
  • Turn in a timesheet to the faculty coordinator by the week of final exams
  • Attend 16 hours of life/work skills seminars
  • Develop and submit five goals and objectives to the CE office by the fourth week of class
  • Participate in two site visits conducted by faculty coordinator
  • Submit a final reaction paper by the fifteenth week of class

 

Employer Responsibilities

Cooperative Education employers/supervisors are interested in meeting company employment and productivity goals by hiring and supporting Cooperative Education students.  They are interested in strengthening the company's relationship with the community and hope to be part of a student's professional growth.
 

  • Assist student in development of five goals and objectives during the term of employment.
  • Participate in initial and final site visit with student and faculty coordinator.
  • Support the student during the duration of his/her employment and insure that he/she gains experience and learns as much as possible within practical limits.
  • Sign timesheet.
  • Submit a final evaluation at the end of the co-op semester.
  • Communicate any program or student difficulties to the faculty coordinator.

 


As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

  • identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;

  • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,

  • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

  • getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;

  • having trouble submitting assignments; and

  • dealing with a traumatic personal event.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

  • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;

  • ask questions if I don’t understand; and

  • access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

As a student, I understand that I will have the opportunity to provide feedback on my experience in this course through an end-of-course Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI).


Disclaimer

This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in a timely manner.

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.

Digital Protocol

Cell phones must be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only. The use of laptops or any other digital device is permitted in order to facilitate learning.

Any work submitted electronically will be sent to my email cnichols@odessa.edu.
 

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly. A sign-in sheet will be available for each class.  It is the student's responsibility to sign-in each week.  If you must miss a Co-op class, you must make arrangements with the instructor to make-up the class.
 

Grade Inquiry

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. At any point, you are welcome to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment.


General Course Requirements

  1. Attend class and participate.

  2. Contribute and cooperate with civility.

  3. Submit assignments on time. This is considered a workplace skill.  Points will be deducted for late work.
     

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

  1. The student has passed all completed work

  2. If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

  3. An Incomplete form is submitted


Tuition Discounts
The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours until reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.
 


Academic Policies
Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.odessa.edu/dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf

Scholastic Dishonesty
Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

Copying from another student's test paper
Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test.
Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
"Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.
"Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)


Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance
Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm. The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)


Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College
Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36)
 

 


 

FAQ's

1.    When should I enroll in Cooperative Education?

You should take Co-op during your last semester before completing the requirements for either your certificate of technology or your A.A.S. degree.

2.    Can I attend either class on Wednesday?

Yes, attend whichever time fits your schedule best on any Wednesday - 12:00 noon or 5:45 p.m.

3.    What happens if I have to miss a class?

Contact Ms. Nichols - as soon as possible - and make arrangements to make up that class.

4.    Who signs my paperwork?

On most forms you, the student, your supervisor, and your faculty coordinator sign your Co-op paperwork.

5.    Who is my faculty coordinator?

Your faculty coordinator is the person in your field of study who is responsible for Co-op duties which include helping you write your goals, making work place site visits, and signing paperwork. 

  6.    How is my grade determined and who determines it?

  •  

    Attendance/Participation

    30%

     

    On-time completion of assignments

    30%

     

    Supervisor Evaluation

    20%

     

    Faculty Coordinator Evaluation

    20%

     

7.    When is the Co-op Luncheon?

The Luncheon is Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Saulsbury Room on the OC campus.

8.    Do I have to attend the luncheon?

Yes, the luncheon counts as two hours of class.

9.    Is my supervisor required to attend the luncheon?

Your supervisor is invited to attend but is not required to be there.


Blackboard Support

I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.

 

I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.


Additional Blackboard Help Resources:
Service Assistance Provided Available
Blackboard Help for Students Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses. Online
Click here.
Blackboard On Demand
Learning Center for Students
This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard. Online
Click here.
Blackboard Collaborate:
First Time Users
If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area. Online
Click here.
Blackboard Collaborate:
Essentials for Participants
This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here. Online
Click here.
 

Student E-mail Support

How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?
Go to this website and follow the directions on the page: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/.

 

I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

 

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

 

Support for Students with Disabilities

How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number 432-335-6861
Campus Location SUB 204N in the Student Union Building
Email Becky Rivera-Weiss - brivera@odessa.edu
Website To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm
 

Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?
 
Main Number 432-335-6640
FAQ Service LibAnswers: http://libanswers.odessa.edu
Contact a Specific OC Librarian Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or pquintero@odessa.edu
Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or dclark@odessa.edu
Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or cpetersen@odessa.edu
LRC Services and Guidelines Website https://www.odessa.edu/dept/library/services/index.htm
 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available Used For Available
Books, videos, CDs Research On Campus and Online
Specialized databases not available online for free Research On Campus and Online
Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals Research On Campus and Online
Computers Research & word processing On Campus
Selected textbooks for short-term use Course work On Campus
Trained staff Answer "where do I find?" On Campus and Online
Tutorials Tips for research strategies On Campus and Online
Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service For course work On Campus
Quiet study areas For course work On Campus
 

Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center

How do I contact the Student Success Center?
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.

 
Main Number 432-335-6673
Campus Location 1st floor of the Library
Website with Additional Help and Information http://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/
Live Online Assistance / Chat Click Here
(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)


 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available Used For Available
Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors Understanding course work and motivation On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Student Information Seminars (SIS) Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Study Skills Tools needed to succeed On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Basic Technology To navigate classes, email, etc. On Campus and Online
Plato Web Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc. On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Project T.I.E. Practice for GED/COMPASS On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Student Orientation/Tour Show individual students where their classes will be. SIS presentation On Campus
M.O.R.E. Mentoring Program Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully On Campus
Click here for more information.
Smart thinking Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor. Online
Click here for more information.


 

Veterans Support

How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number 432-335-6833
Campus Location 204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building
Email Gloria Rangel - grangel@odessa.edu
Website To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/veterans/index.htm

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